European Wine Policy

Chris Losh welcomes the EU Agriculture Commissioner’s recent remarks on wine over-production and distillation subsidies, but fears Mariann Fischer Boel may have her work cut out trying to reform a system which has been going so wrong for so long.

The Losh Cause – EC looks to get tough on over-production

19 June 2006

Chris Losh welcomes the EU Agriculture Commissioner’s recent remarks on wine over-production and distillation subsidies, but fears Mariann Fischer Boel may have her work cut out trying to reform a system which has been going so wrong for so long.

BELGIUM: EU to unveil wine market overhaul

15 June 2006

Wine producers will be offered incentives to dig up their vines in a bid to reduce EU production.

EU: Brussels and Paris at odds over wine compensation

14 June 2006

France is heading for a showdown with the European Commission over compensation payments for wine producers forced to distill surplus wine.

EU: Distillation subsidies recommended

7 June 2006

The European Union’s (EU) wine management committee has recommended that the European Commission spend up to EUR131m (US$167.4m) on another round of compulsory distillation for French and Italian wine producers.

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