Special Edition – Impact of the COVID-19 crisis on wine appellations
EFOW welcomes the positive results for wine appellations of the vote in the European Parliament and the negotiations in the Council on the CAP reform. EFOW members hope that the trilogues will lead to an ambitious CAP for the sector.
Brussels, 15 September 2020 EFOW, the European Federation of Origin Wines, which brings together the Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese wine appellations, launched a solemn appeal to the Ministers of Agriculture of the major wine-producing countries to unite to safeguard the vine planting
EFOW’s presidents welcome the important flexibilities that have been introduced for the wine sector at the national and European levels but consider that the crisis is far from over.
Commissioner Wojciechowski announced during the June 9th meeting with the political coordinators of the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee (AGRI Committee) and the rapporteur on the CMO Delegated Acts, the preparation of a new Delegated Act before the summer on condition that the AGRI Committee withdraws its objection to the Delegated Act based on article 219 it is currently scrutinising.
EFOW, the European Federation of Origin Wines, has written to Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski to explain the dramatic situation wine appellations are facing following the outbreak of the COVID-19 crisis. EFOW’s members are urging the European Commission to act swiftly through concrete regulatory and market measures to help operators navigate these troubled waters.
EFOW, the European Federation of Origin Wines, welcomes the support by the Conference of Presidents of the European Parliament for the establishment of a Wine, Quality foodstuffs and Spirits Intergroup.
Brussels, 28 November 2019. EFOW, the European Federation of Origin Wines (www.efow.eu), welcomes the willingness of European authorities to help European producers who are facing an increase in US taxes following the Airbus case. It also calls the Member States
During an EFOW event sponsored by MEPs Mr. Dacian Cioloş (President Renew Europe), Mrs. Anne Sander (Quaestor, EPP) and Mr. Paolo De Castro (AGRI Coordinator, S&D), numerous European wine appellations called for the adoption of an ambitious CAP reform to strengthen the wine appellations which are the backbone of European viticulture.