The European State Forest Association

EUSTAFOR represents state forest companies, enterprises and agencies that have sustainable forest management and sustainable wood production as major concerns.

Europe´s forest owners and managers deeply concerned about draft European Parliament forest biomass report

Europe’s forest owners and managers are deeply concerned over the content of a draft European Parliament report on the European Commissions’ proposal on forest biomass sustainability criteria, a part of the Recast of the Renewable Energy Directive. Parliaments’ Environment Committee and MEP Bas Eickhout (Greens/EFA, NL) are leading the discussions on sustainability and the draft report was published on 8 June. Europe’s forest owners and managers argue that if Mr Eickhout had actua...

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EU Bioeconomy Strategy to be reviewed

The EU Bioeconomy Strategy is under review this year. “As forests and related industries have always been an important part of the bioeconomy, we cannot even imagine what new innovations and products such as bioplastics can bring,” said Waldemar Kütt, Head of Unit in DG Research of the European Commission. Mr. Kütt presented perspectives on the bioeconomy in Brussels at the meeting “Forest-based Bioeconomy and EU´s Bioeconomy Strategy.” The meeting was hosted by MEP Miapetra Kumpul...

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Forest Managers Play a Key Role in Natura 2000 Directives Implementation

Forest owners, managers and administrators have insisted that they must be included in decision-making at all levels of the implementation process in order to ensure that the goals of the EU Nature Directives will be reached. This message was emphasized when the “Action Plan for nature, people and the economy,” recently adopted by the European Commission, was presented at a conference which took place today in Brussels, and was co-hosted by the European Commission, the Committee of the Regio...

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New management in Slovenian State forests

The Supervisory Board of Slovenski državni gozdovi d.o.o. (SiDG d.o.o.) appointed a new management company at its 12th regular session, which took place on 10 May 2017. After a selection process on the basis of a public tender, the members of the Supervisory Board selected Mr. Zlatko Ficko as Director General and Mr. Dejan Kaisersberger as Financial Director and Controller. Both directors have been appointed for a term of five years, starting on 1 May 2017. Mr. Ficko is closely related to fo...

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