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Parliamentary question - E-002147/2022Parliamentary question

    Prosecco / Prosek war between Italy and Croatia: 8 000 Italian PDO Prosecco producers await the Commission’s decision

    Question for written answer  E-002147/2022
    to the Commission
    Rule 138
    Mara Bizzotto (ID)

    On 22 September 2021 the Commission published Croatia’s application for recognition of the name ‘Prosek’ in the Official Journal of the European Union.

    As pointed out in July 2021 in Question P-003435/2021, which I tabled, and as was already clear from the answer that former Commissioner Cioloş gave in 2013 to Question E-006284/2013, once again tabled by myself, Croatia’s application for the name ‘Prosek’ is clearly at odds with the Italian PDO ‘Prosecco’ and with all the EU legislation that governs and protects PDO and PGI products from any kind of misuse, imitation or evocation.

    I tabled major interpellation B9004/2022 on the Prosecco / Prosek case – which was debated in the European Parliament’s part-session sitting of 17 February 2022 – to call on the Commission to defend the name ‘Prosecco’ and the over 8 000 Italian PDO Prosecco producers by rejecting Croatia’s fraudulent application.

    In view of the answers furnished by Commissioner Dalli during the debate in plenary, and given the 12 reasoned statements of objection that Italy has officially presented to the Commission opposing the recognition of Croatian Prosek and Croatia’s subsequent arguments made in response and communicated to Italy, can the Commission answer the following:

    What is the current state of play on the Prosecco / Prosek file and what is the estimated timeline for the Commission’s final decision?

    What decisions is it intending to take regarding the case?

    Last updated: 27 June 2022
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