Measures and impacts related to the Covid-19 crisis
There is an arm wrestling match between the European Commission and the Agriculture Committee of the European Parliament on delegated acts for exceptional market measures for the wine sector. MEPs objected to one of the acts in order to obtain more ambitious support, notably for the wine and fruit and vegetable sectors. The Commission announced that it would propose a new act “before the summer” and before Parliament takes a final position of rejection (or not) at its July plenary session.
AREV asks the European Commission for an extraordinary budget for the urgent revival of the wine market by Covid-19
The President of the Assembly of European Wine Regions (AREV), Emiliano García-Page, addressed a letter to President Ursula von der Leyen, asking for her support in view of the current crisis in the sector caused by COVID19.
In addition to a recovery plan, AREV suggested the creation of a high-level group responsible for proposing measures to help revive the European wine sector affected by the pandemic.
MEPs threaten to reject Commission’s proposed Covid-19 wine package
Legislators from the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee have rejected part of the Commission’s proposed aid programme for wine, fruit and vegetable producers, saying it is not ambitious enough to cope with the disruption caused by the pandemic.
Exchange of views with Commissioner Johannes Hahn, responsible for Budget and Administration, on the new MFF proposal and the recovery plan after the Covid19 pandemic
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British vineyards hit by the Covid crisis
Three-quarters of UK vineyards expect a significant drop in turnover due to the crisis. On average, UK winemakers expect their income to be reduced by 52%.