Simon Spillane / Director Communications and Public Affairs.
Europe’s brewers congratulate winners and nominees at the MEP Awards 2012
Brussels, 25 September 2012: The Brewers of Europe and the Cyprus Brewers Association are proud to sponsor the Parliament Magazine MEP Awards 2012 and to serve the Cypriot beers KEO and LEON. We wish to congratulate this year’s winners and nominees for all their achievements and hard work.
The managing director of KEO Brewery, Mr Charalambos Panayioutou, presented the award to the MEP who had done the most in the field of Fisheries. Struan Stevenson MEP topped the list ahead of worthy nominees Guido Milana MEP and Isabella Lövin MEP.
Introducing the award, Commissioner Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission, thanked the brewers: “This category is supported by The Brewers of Europe and the Cyprus Brewers who have kindly supplied the Cypriot beers you are drinking tonight, so thank you very much.”
“Beer is the perfect drink to bring people together to celebrate. Tonight’s event reminds us that beer has a rich and diverse heritage and is still brewed locally in all 27 EU Member States” added Secretary General of The Brewers of Europe Pierre-Olivier Bergeron.
About The Brewers of Europe
For more than a half century The Brewers of Europe has been the Brussels-based voice of the European brewing sector towards the European institutions and international organisations. Founded in 1958, it has 28 members, comprising 24 national brewer associations from the EU, Croatia, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey. Among the roughly 3,500 brewers across Europe, the vast majority are small and medium-sized, local and family-run businesses. 2 million jobs are created by the European brewing sector
About the Cyprus Brewers Association
The Cyprus Brewers Association is a non-profit organization, which has been established by the brewing companies in Cyprus and it is a member of the Brewers of Europe. Its primary activity is to represent, inform, advice and regulate the brewing sector in both national and European level and in doing so, improving the image of the sector.
Parliament Magazine MEP Awards 2012: http://www.mepawards.eu/
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