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This Wednesday 29th June in Brussels, the AREV President Sergio Chiamparino met Phil Hogan, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development.

The President was accompanied by a delegation composed of Aly Leonardy, 1st AREV Vice-president and President of the CEPV, and of the Secretary General Floriano Luciano.

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This Wednesday 29th June in Brussels, the AREV President Sergio Chiamparino met Phil Hogan, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development.

The President was accompanied by a delegation composed of Aly Leonardy, 1st AREV Vice-president and President of the CEPV, and of the Secretary General Floriano Luciano.

This meeting is the first step of the new AREV route proposed by the President on the occasion of the Plenary Session of Lednice (Czech Republic), unanimously approved by the AREV member regions.

The subjects of the meeting were the wine sector simplification proposed by the European Commission, the progress of the discussions about the TTIP, the labeling, the traditional terms and generally the Commission’s plans about the wine-making sector.

The President Chiamparino presented the position of AREV member regions, underlining the importance to support quality productions in the European wine regions. The President also presented the resolution on steep slopes viticulture, resolution which was adopted unanimously at the Lednice plenary Session.

The meeting took place in a climate of full cooperation and a strong attention has been given to the AREV suggestions.

The Commissioner Hogan reaffirmed his intention to not modify the principles of the policy on the geographical indications during the process of the current legislative simplification, whose aim is to reduce the administrative costs for the European farmers. About the TTIP, the commissioner has reassured the President Chiamparino that no approval from him will be given to the Treaty until the 2006 agreement will be completely implemented by the United States and, in any case, provided that the European policy of promotion of quality productions is recognized by the Treaty.

It has been decided to open permanent exchanges between the Commission and the AREV concerning the wine topics.

At the end of the meeting, the President also presented to Phil Hogan the AREV reorganization, the transfer of the AREV political and professional representations in Brussels, coordinated with the representation office of the President in charge, in this case the office of the Piedmont region.