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Dear AREV representatives and members of CEPV,

On the 29th of June in Brussels, in the company of Aly Leonardy, the Vice President of AREV and President of CEPV, I had a meeting with Commissioner Phil Hogan.

Brussels, the 4th of July 2016

Protocol No. 0705416

Subject: Meeting with Commissioner Phil Hogan

 

Dear AREV representatives and members of CEPV,

 

On the 29th of June in Brussels, in the company of Aly Leonardy, the Vice President of AREV and President of CEPV, I had a meeting with Commissioner Phil Hogan.

As you know, during the last plenary session we decided to move AREV’s political and professional representation to Brussels in order to maintain direct relations with the Commission and not only with the European Parliament as had previously been the case.     

The subjects discussed were the simplification proposed by the European Commission, the progress of discussions concerning the TTIP, wine labelling, the traditional names, and in general terms the European Commission’s projects concerning the wine sector.                           

On this occasion I was able to present the firm position held by AREV’s member regions and to underline the importance of supporting quality production in Europe’s winemaking regions.                

Part of the meeting was devoted to the presentation of the resolution concerning steep slope viticulture adopted at the plenary session held in Lednice, in the Czech Republic.

Essentially, Commissioner Hogan reaffirmed his intention to not modify the principals of the policy regarding geographical indications during the current process of simplifying legislation, the goal of which – he stated – is to reduce administrative expenses for European farmers.                        

The Commissioner was also reassuring when he indicated that no approval would be given to the TTIP as long as the 2006 agreement has not been fully recognised and applied by the United States and, in any event, provided that the European policy to promote quality products is recognised by the Treaty.                            

I must also mention the climate of attentiveness in which the propositions were received, which led to the decision to initiate permanent exchanges between the Commission and AREV. This exchange will now be facilitated by the constant presence of AREV’s political and professional representation in Brussels in the regional presidency offices, currently the Piedmont Region, situated on the Rue du Trône 62.

Until AREV’s new structure in Brussels is fully operational, representatives of your respective regions to the EU can get in touch with Dr Matthew Brumati (matteo.brumati@regione.piemonte.it, tel: +32.2.5034894), at the Brussels Office of the Piedmont Region in order to coordinate shared initiatives.

The coming period will see us tackling numerous important issues for the winemaking sector and, in light of this, I have suggested to Commissioner Hogan and M. Dorfmann, President of the Wine Intergroup, that joint meetings be organised in the near future.

 

With my kindest regards,      

 

Sergio Chiamparino

President

 

AREV Office in Brussels c/o Representation of the Piedmont Region – Rue du Trône 62 – BRUSSELS

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