Protection of "Parmigiano Reggiano": Commission
decides to take Germany to the Court of Justice
|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)
What's new on the Commission's "Agriculture" web site?
|Calls for tender||
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