Statement by Roger Waite, on the results of the High level group on wine
Type: Speech - summary
End production: 21/09/2012 First transmission: 21/09/2012
On 21 September 2012, Roger Waite, Spokesperson of Dacian Cioloş, Member of the EC in charge of Agriculture and Rural Development, gave a statement regarding the results of the High Level Group on wine, at the European Commission in Brussels.
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||Roger Waite, Spokesperson of Dacian Cioloş, Member of the EC in charge of Agriculture and Rural Development, getting out the Berlaymont building to give a statement regarding the High Level Group on wine, in Brussels
||Soundbite by Roger Waite (in FRENCH) saying that they are still discussing the vineyard plantation rights after 2015. The Commission put some ideas on the table which says that they can not simply carry on the actual system, dating from 1970. But, at the same time, they need a system. They gave some ideas and he has to underline that it won't be someone from Brussels who will decide. They are looking for a flexible solution at regional or local level in order to allow wine exportations on the worldwide market.
||Soundbite by Roger Waite (in FRENCH) saying that all their competitors in Australia, in the United States, in South America, are really happy that the EU maintains the vineyard plantation rights because it limits European exportations on the world market.
||Soundbite by Roger Waite (in FRENCH) saying that they listened to the fears that there will be an overproduction in wine which will cut prices and that is why they are looking for a flexible system. And they have to underline that there is a difference between wines with geographical indications and other wines which are table wines. Even in this area, they need a managing system.
||Soundbite by Roger Waite (in FRENCH) saying that there will be a last high level meeting at the end of November. And they hope to get some conclusions to amend the EU legislation. How and when it will be done is not clear but they have until 2015 to put in place the new system.