EU wine reforms

Some watering down of the Fischer Boel wine reform proposals was inevitable but Chris Losh believes that too much ground has been given to the powerful Mediterranean lobby. Nevertheless, even in their diluted state the reforms could represent a new beginning for the European wine industry provided – and here’s the rub – they are properly implemented.

Comment: Diluted Fischer Boel reforms still have some punch

6 July 2007

Some watering down of the Fischer Boel wine reform proposals was inevitable but Chris Losh believes that too much ground has been given to the powerful Mediterranean lobby. Nevertheless, even in their diluted state the reforms could represent a new beginning for the European wine industry provided – and here’s the rub – they are properly implemented.

Why whine about wine reform?

5 July 2007

The long-awaited proposals for reform of Europe’s wine industry, published by the European Commission earlier this week, look set to divide the industry sharply.

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Watered down wine reforms are a step in the right direction

5 July 2007

The European Agriculture Commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel has unveiled the detailed plans for reform of the European wine sector, following a year of consultation. As expected, there has been some watering down of the reforms but, writes Chris Losh, they still represent a significant change in the way the EU supports its wine industry.

EU: Boel warned to expect wine reform opposition

5 July 2007

The European Parliament’s agriculture committee has warned the Fischer Boel wine reforms will face opposition from MEPs.

EU: France voices concerns over EU wine proposals

5 July 2007

The French Agriculture Minister Michel Barnier has expressed reservations over the proposed EU wine reforms, unveiled by European Agriculture Commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel yesterday (4 July).

EU: Commission issues wine reform details

4 July 2007

The abolition of crisis distillation and a ban on sugar for enrichment are just two of the European Commission’s proposals for reforming the region’s wine policy.

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