One year after releasing of the Farm to Fork Strategy by the European Commission, CEVI took part in a joint declaration to oppose to its 1-year anniversary, together with more than 30 EU based organisations, asking for real impact assessment to back-up its objectives.
One year after the first measures provided by the European Commission to support the EU wine sector in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, CEVI reiterates its request for additional measures and a real EU fund to help European winegrowers overcome the crisis and allow restart of investments.
Following the release of the Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan and in the context of the World Cancer Day, CEVI wishes to congratulate the European Commission for its proposals to better tackle health related issues and build a strong European health Union, and recalls on the necessity of a close collaboration with the European stakeholders involved.
CEVI raises its deep concerns about the new proposal of the European Commission under the trilogue negotiations on the future Common Organisation of the Agricultural Market (CMO) regulation, which would aim at substantially modifying the current European Parliament and Council mandate with regard their proposal related to the annual growth for new vine plantings in Europe.
CEVI calls on the urgent need to extend the European Commission temporary crisis measures taken to address the market disturbance in the EU wine sector caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, while the adoption procedure for their extension seems to be frozen due, according to the European Commission, to the lack of agreement on the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) at European Council level.
CEVI calls on the European Commission to continue supporting the Independent Winegrowers by extending its delegated acts taken to address the market disturbance in the wine sector caused by the COVID-19 pandemic after 15 October 2020, as the lack of a concrete European budget has been preventing us from implementing all the necessary measures.
For many years, CEVI has been alerting the European Commission with regards the difficulties faced by Independent Winegrowers when it comes to direct sale of our products to individuals within the Internal Market. In June 2020, the European Commission published an ambitious report regarding the general arrangements for excise duty. We shared our views about this study in a letter addressed to the Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton, so that concrete solutions are rapidly found to facilitate distance sales of our product.
CEVI deplores the continuation of 25% tariffs imposed on wine in several EU Member States and urges the European Commission and the US Government to come up with a solution to end the trade conflict.
As tensions on the wine markets are increasing, and independent winegrowers’ cash difficulties are getting worse, CEVI emphasizes on the relative weakness of the measures proposed by the Commission given their total absence of funding.
CEVI asks the European Commission for the maximum flexibility of the constraints weighing on the National support programmes and a massive financing plan for the market management measures requested by the Member States.
CEVI approves the support by the European Parliament’s Conference of presidents for the renewal of the wine, spirits and quality foodstuffs intergroup.
CEVI and Copa Cogeca, who represent independent winegrowers, wineries and wine cooperatives, organised a workshop to
present the current market situation and future trends, but most importantly to discuss how EU winegrowers are adapting in order to ensure a more sustainable viticulture.
Starting from today, French, Spanish and German wines face 25% tariffs, four days after the World Trade Organization (WTO) gave the go-ahead to Washington to impose sanctions against the EU in retaliation for subsidies granted to the European aircraft manufacturer Airbus.
CEVI acknowledges the work accomplished by the AGRI Committee of the European Parliament and the results of the vote on the CAP Strategic Plans and the CMO proposals finalised on the 1st and 2nd of April – A good start for the next Parliament!