We support the declaration of the wine-growing regions in favour of plantation rights. The existence of sustainable, family-run vineyards in Europe at stake.
The European Commission is becoming increasingly isolated in its refusal to maintain plantation rights after 2016 for wines without geographical indication.
The governments of wine-growing countries, the European Parliament, the wine-growing regions, and a great majority of professionals of the wine sector, all admit that the regulation of plantations is essential, if we want to avoid an economic, social, and cultural disaster.
The European Coordination Via Campesina (ECVC) attended yesterday the event organized by AREV in Brussels and supports the declaration of the wine-growing regions in favour of plantation rights adopted on that occasion.
It is no more time for deregulation. Too many disasters are resulting from, for agricultural markets as for financial markets. The existence of sustainable family wine-growing in Europe at stake.
The mobilization of all stakeholders of the wine sector, of their regions and their elected representatives will continue, until the EU reintroduces planting rights for all wines.
Contact : Jean-François Chapelle, ECVC representative in the High Level Group: +33. (0)22.214.171.124.78
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