Beer Serves Europe: Jobs

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This article is part of our special report Agriculture.

Europe’s 4,500 brewers can play a strong role in fighting youth unemployment and boosting the EU economy with the right government policies, according to a new EY report and panel discussion held on 4 December, at The Brewers of Europe’s annual gala.

Representatives from the EU Institutions, industry and the media discussed the new EY report on ‘The Contribution made by Beer to the European Economy’, which says that the EU brewing sector is responsible for 2 million jobs, representing 1% of all EU jobs. Beer is a vital part of a long value chain; around 1.4 million jobs in the hospitality sector are linked to beer and other sectors such as retail, agriculture and logistics are also closely interdependent vis-à-vis the brewing sector.

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