Last week's initiative by MEP Tonin Picula, who urged the European Commission to adopt urgent measures to help the wine sector, was supported by Croatian wine makers. They presented their proposals extensively in the Novi list, but also explained the problems they perceive in a slow reaction of the Croatian government and ministries, which should support their demands.
The initial feedback Picula's office collected following his questions to the Commission varies, and shows Croatian winemakers understand EU measures and policies. Their proposals include measures from protective prices of grapes, similar to practices in Italy, which would vary depending on annual yield, to co-financing per liter modeled after the protection of Croatian extra virgin olive oil, which gets a subsidy for each liter sold at the end of the year.
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