Maintaining the specificity of the wine sector, preparing the CAP post-2020, protecting GIs at the international level… In 2017, the European federation of origin wines (EFOW) will be on the forefront to defend wine appellations. With a particularity for this
The European Commission has begun work to align EU wine regulations with the Lisbon Treaty. Professionals are complaining about the method and fear specific rules that apply to the sector will be called into question. What is the European Parliament’s position
The European Federation of Origin Wines, denounces the so-called simplification of the wine legislation by the Commission. EFOW members believe that through delegated and implementing acts the Commission is seeking to undermine the delicate balances of the last wine reform
Bernard Farges is since Thursday 14 January the new President of EFOW (www.efow.eu), the European Federation of Origin Wines. He succeeds Riccardo Ricci Curbastro, after two successful mandates. Let’s recall that EFOW has been at the forefront of two major
1. At the beginning of your mandate President Juncker invited you to analyse the possibility of simplifying the current EU quality policy. Since then a year has passed by. Have you taken any decision on this and if yes
This year’s European harvest should increase by 2.7% compared to 2014 and to the average of the last five years according to the EU’s recently published data on the first harvest estimates for the 28 Member States. Italy is the
The conclusion of a Free Trade Agreement between the EU and the US is one of the EU’s priorities for 2015. Can the wine sector benefit from this agreement? Yes, certainly. Nowadays, the US is our largest export market. Wine
The conclusion of the TTIP seems to be on top of the Commission’s agenda for 2015. The EU wine producers consider that these negotiations provide the perfect opportunity to secure a better protection of their Geographical Indications in the US.