Motion for a resolution - B8-0438/2015Motion for a resolution

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the reform of the wine sector


pursuant to Rule 133 of the Rules of Procedure

Dominique Bilde, Sophie Montel, Florian Philippot


Motion for a European Parliament resolution on the reform of the wine sector

The European Parliament,

–       having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999 of 17 May 1999 on the common organisation of the market in wine[1],

–       having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 479/2008 of 29 April 2008 on the common organisation of the market in wine, amending Regulations (EC) No 1493/1999, (EC) No 1782/2003, (EC) No 1290/2005, (EC) No 3/2008 and repealing Regulations (EEC) No 2392/86 and (EC) No 1493/1999[2],

–       having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 491/2009 of 25 May 2009 amending Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 establishing a common organisation of agricultural markets and on specific provisions for certain agricultural products (Single CMO Regulation)[3],

–       having regard to Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 establishing a common organisation of the markets in agricultural products and repealing Council Regulations (EEC) No 922/72, (EEC) No 234/79, (EC) No 1037/2001 and (EC) No 1234/2007[4],

–       having regard to Rule 133 of its Rules of Procedure,

A.     whereas in Europe 160 000 hectares of vines were grubbed up between 2009 and 2011 and the total area under vines has decreased by 300 000 hectares since 2008;

B.     whereas 40 % of the vines grubbed up in France were AOC-classified (protected designation of origin);

C.     whereas the European Union is losing global wine market shares;

D.     whereas the planting rights scheme is conducive to high-quality wine production;

1.      Calls on the Commission not to reinstate the grubbing-up scheme that has hindered the development of the EU wine sector and worked in favour of wine producers outside the EU;

2.      Believes that the liberalisation of planting rights, planned for 31 December 2015, could lead to vineyards being relocated;

3.      Calls for the EU planting rights scheme to be modified so that rights can be extended beyond 2015, and calls for the current rules restricting planting rights to be extended beyond 2018;

4.      Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Commission, the Council and the Member States.