Agriculture News Digest

       No. 93    9 July 2004

Protection of "Parmigiano Reggiano": Commission decides to take Germany to the Court of Justice
Green light for EUR 1.8 billion for food sector and rural development in Poland
Speeches by Commissioner Fischler
What's new on the Commission's "Agriculture" web site?
Calls for tender

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 Quality products catch the eye: PDO, PGI and TSG 
Protection of "Parmigiano Reggiano": Commission decides to take Germany to the Court of Justice

09/07/2004 - The European Commission has decided to refer Germany to the European Court of Justice for failure to apply to the name "Parmigiano Reggiano" the Union's legislation on protected designations of origin (PDO). Germany does not give full protection to this PDO within its territory. Use of the name, registered at Union level since 1996, is by law exclusively reserved for producers within a delimited geographical area in Italy who make the cheese in line with a binding specification.


 Rural development: New Member States
Green light for EUR 1.8 billion for food sector and rural development in Poland

08/07/2004 - The European Commission has approved today Poland's Sectoral Operational Programme for Restructuring and Modernisation of the Food Sector and Rural Development for the period 2004-2006. The programme includes a broad range of ambitious rural development measures. The focus is on the modernisation of the farming sector, improvement of the processing sector, and the encouragement of rural development. The European Union's contribution from the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund, Guidance Section amounting to EUR 1.192 billion for the period 2004-2006, will be complemented by national public funding of EUR 591 million.


 Commissioner Fischler's web site
Speeches by Commissioner Fischler

"A fresh outlook for EU agriculture" (COPA/COGECA Presidium meeting, Brussels, 9 July 2004)


 Publications
What's new on the Commission's "Agriculture" web site?

"Community Forest Fire Information System: 2003 Report" [pdf]


 Calls for tender
Calls for tender

Important notice: This selection is not exhaustive. For a complete list of current calls for tenders please log on to Tenders Electronic Daily.

Evaluation of the Common Market Organisation for the flax and hemp sector: Contract notice  Tender documents

Synthesis of rural development mid-term evaluations: Contract notice  Tender documents

Study on baseline and impact indicators for rural development programming 2007-2013: Contract notice  Tender documents

Evaluation of the Common Market Organisation for the cereal sector: Contract notice  Tender documents

Evaluation of the agri-environment measures: Contract notice  Tender documents



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