Sweden took the reigns of the EU Presidency on 1 January 2023 with a busy programme that gives high priority to the security, competitiveness, green and energy transitions, democratic values and the rule of law in Europe.
And one in nine people in the world can’t get enough to eat. This is as daunting as it sounds. But in the lead up to the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste on 29th September, let’s highlight our industry’s actions to minimise food waste.
HOTREC welcomes the European Commission package on legal migration presented on 27 April 2022 and we believe it can be part of the solution to overcome the labour shortages facing the hospitality sector.
The hospitality sector significantly contributes to the EU economy, while it creates jobs and growth (11 million for the EU27). It is an inclusive sector that promotes gender balance and provides many first working experiences to the youth.
On 2 September 2022, the European Commission published a Communication on the "EU's response to COVID-19: preparing for autumn and winter 2023". The objective is to propose, measures to avoid a surge of COVID-19 cases in the upcoming autumn and winter season.
HOTREC is expecting the European Commission to present its Short-Term Rental Initiative by the end of 2022. In anticipation of the initiative, HOTREC published a new report on Short-Term Rentals (STRs).