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EU to accede to international agreement on appellations of origin and geographical indications

The EU is acceding to the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement for the protection of appellations of origin and their international registration ('the Geneva Act"). Member states' ambassadors meeting in Coreper today approved the agreement reached by the Romanian presidency of the Council with the European Parliament on a draft regulation enabling...

Photo and video coverage of the registration of “Tequila” into the list of Geographical Indications of spirit drinks protected in the EU...

Phil Hogan, Member of the EC in charge of Agriculture and Rural Development, participates to the event co-hosted by the EC and the Mexico Mission to the EU on the occasion of the registration of “Tequila” into the list of Geographical Indications (GI) of spirit drinks protected in the EU. In the presence Julián Ventura Valero, Mexican Deputy...

The Commission approves protected geographical indication from Mexico

The European Commission approved the addition of ‘Tequila', a Mexican spirit drink, in the EU register of protected geographical indications (PGI). The protection was granted under the EU spirits regulation of 2012, giving it the same recognition as EU spirit geographical indications (GIs). Adopted on 27 February, the recognition at EU level...

Main results - Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 18/03/2019

Post 2020 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform package Today we made good progress in further outlining the Council position on the future CAP, but more work is needed. Setting the future course of the longest standing and most important European policy remains our top priority. Petre Daea, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of...

Background note - Agriculture and Fisheries Council of 18 March 2019

AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES COUNCIL Brussels, 18 March 2019 The March Agriculture and Fisheries Council will be chaired by Petre Daea, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Romania. The meeting will start at 10.00 and will focus mostly on agriculture AGRICULTURE Post 2020 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform package   In public...

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