EU: EC commissioner expresses concern over distillation claims

By Alan Osborn | 26 April 2001

The European Commission has expressed concern at the growing number of requests from EU wine-producing countries for permission to grant national distillation aid to growers. Franz Fischler, EU agriculture commissioner for wine, said it was "quite worrying" that member states wanted to grant "pure operating aids which do not bring about any structural improvement."

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The European Commission has expressed concern at the growing number of requests from EU wine-producing countries for permission to grant national distillation aid to growers. Franz Fischler, EU agriculture commissioner for wine, said it was "quite worrying" that member states wanted to grant "pure operating aids which do not bring about any structural improvement."

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