Portada » Archivo de May 2020 » Page 2

May 2020

Wine consumption increases in Spain and Europe during containment

According to a study carried out by the University of Zaragoza on the behavior of European wine consumers after a month of confinement, the frequency of wine consumption has increased considerably in Spain as well as in the rest of Europe, but not sales, which decreased, as did the average expenditure per bottle.

Presentation of exceptional measures to support the agri-food sector by Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski

The Commissioner was present on the 30th of April to explain to ComAgri members the exceptional measures announced by the European Commission on 22 April and for which nine delegated acts are currently being prepared.
After hearing the remarks of the Members of Parliament, the Commissioner acknowledged the inadequacy of the proposed package without putting forward any substantial amendments. The only positive element in the Commissioner’s remarks was his position in favour of an independent and consistent crisis reserve, taking up the guidelines that Farm Europe has been proposing in this area since 2018.
Following this meeting, President of Comagri, Coordinators and MEP Anne Sander have joinlty decided on the 4th of May to urge the Commission to come with additional measures and financing otherwise a ‘smooth’ adoption of the proposed delegated act dealing with crisis mezsures for the wine sector could be compromised.