URGENT CORONAVIRUS20 December 2012
Commissioner Ciolos receives the AREV12 December 2012
The massive mobilization of European wine-growing regions contributed to the Commission’s u-turn 20 November 2012
The AREV prides itself on the Director General’s turnaround
The President of the Assembly of European Wine-growing Regions (AREV), Jean-Paul Bachy, salutes the turnaround by the Director General for Agriculture, José Manuel Silva Rodriguez, and notes the opinions he expressed in his interview with Agra-Europe, excluding total liberalization of planting rights for all wine categories. For the AREV, this is the result of the massive mobilization by elected and trade representatives in Brussels on November 7 to say "no to the dismantling of European viticulture".
A speech by Jean-Paul Bachy - Wednesday 7 November 201212 November 2012
DECLARATION OF THE PRESIDENTS OF EUROPEAN WINE-GROWING REGIONS CONCERNING PLANTATION RIGHTS BRUSSELS, 7.11.20128 November 2012
THE TERRITORIES SAY NO TO THE DISMANTLEMENT OF EUROPEAN WINE-GROWING! Plantation rights are an instrument that regulates the production potential. They cost nothing for European tax payers, are part of a dynamic thrust for sustainable development and have a real social dimension. For this reason the regions, which are "the wine-growing territories" par excellence, wish to remind the European Commission of the objectives of the CAP (Article 33 of the Treaty Establishing the European Community) and of its own "Europe 2020" strategy to develop growth that is "intelligent, sustainable and inclusive", whereas its wine-growing policy is in direct conflict with the territorial expectations of communities and civil society.