Press conference by Dacian Cioloş on the withdrawal of the proposal to regulate olive oil on restaurant tables: extracts

Type: Summary of press conference   Reference: I-078588   Duration: 10:02:50  Lieu:
End production: 23/05/2013   First transmission: 23/05/2013
On 23 May 2013, Dacian Cioloş, Member of the EC in charge of Agriculture and Rural Development, gave a press conference to announce the withdrawal of the proposal to regulate olive oil on restaurant tables. Nevertheless the action plan for the olive oil sector has been maintained in the interest of the producers and consumers of olive oil.

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10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 Exterior view of the Berlaymont building in Brussels 00:00:04
10:00:09 Arrival of Dacian Cioloş, Member of the EC in charge of Agriculture and Rural Development, at the press conference 00:00:04
10:00:13 Soundbite by Dacian Cioloş (in FRENCH) saying that the European Commission has drawn up an action plan in July last year looking at quality, quality checks and also promoting the quality product including measures to make people more aware of quality oils in restaurants and to make sure that customers are not mislead or tricked. 00:00:21
10:00:35 Cutaway of the audience 00:00:04
10:00:40 Soundbite by Dacian Cioloş (in FRENCH) saying that a draft regulation has been put to a vote in the Management Committee last week where the EU Member States are represented and 15 Member States supported the proposal; that was not sufficient for it to be adopted on the basis of a qualified majority. Given that situation where there is no qualified majority, the European Commission is empowered to take a decision on the way to take this forward. 00:00:32
10:01:13 Cutaway of the audience 00:00:05
10:01:18 Soundbite by Dacian Cioloş (in FRENCH) saying that since last Friday there has been a number of quite strong positions adopted against this proposed regulation in particular from consumer countries. This is a measure which is intended to help consumers, inform them properly and make sure they are not mislead but it cannot attract at the moment broad consumer support and that is crucial. 00:00:35
10:01:53 Cutaway of the audience 00:00:05
10:01:59 Soundbite by Dacian Cioloş (in FRENCH) saying that he has decided to withdraw this proposal and not submit it for adoption. However, in order to attain this objective in the olive oil action plan to improve the quality of olive oil in the European market in the interest of producers but also in the interest of consumers, he intends in coming days to hold meetings with consumer's representatives, representatives of restaurants and producers as well to see how they can better meet these objectives and to find the best instrument which would be acceptable broadly and not create bureaucracy or any doubts about the underlined objective. 00:00:51
10:02:50 Extracts of a stockshot - Views of olives 00:00:47
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