AREV deplores the decision of the American government and urges the European institutions to intensify their efforts to find a solution. Brussels, August, 14th, 2020… Read More »AREV deplores the US decision to maintain Special tariffs on European wine
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.
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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Wine news continues to be marked in this May by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The European Commission published on the 4th of May a package of exceptional measures announced on the 22nd of April, notably to help the wine sector. On the 2nd of June, the Agriculture Committee of the EP have rejected one of related delegated act (considering these measures to not enough ambitious) to put pressure to the European Commission to increase the level of flexibility.
France and Italy announced some national measures to further support the wine sector as well.
In May, the European Union unveiled its Farm to Fork strategy, the agri-food component of its Green Deal. Genetic engineering is timidly included, with reference to the European Commission’s ongoing study on the potential of new genomic techniques to improve sustainability throughout the food supply chain.
The wine sector in Italy, the world’s largest producer by volume, is expected to record a drop in turnover of 20 to 25% this year due to the consequences of the coronavirus epidemic, according to an estimate by the study center of Mediobanca bank published Tuesday. This would represent a drop in turnover of around 2 billion euros.