PLANTING RIGHTS: AN ITALIAN MEP WANTS TO PROTECT ITALIAN AUTHENTICITY
The issue of planting rights was discussed Monday night at a special symposiumat the European Parliament, led by Ms Astrid Lulling MEP (EPP, Lu).
In Italy, MEP Giancarlo Scotta (EFD, I) advocates the voice of the vineyardswhich are against the projects of liberalization of the Commission. He considers that liberalization of planting rights is a threat to the authenticity of Italian wines and he fears a relocation of production to regions with more favorable social conditions and less costs of production..
The MEP also focuses on the role of the Commission to effectively control designations of origin and fight against counterfeits.