EU plans to destroy vineyards in Romania, the next one will be Republic of Moldova

Summary

EU member states are lobbying for the adoption of a European directive on the voluntary destruction of vineyards in some countries, including Romania. This happens under the pressure of countries with centuries-old traditions of viticulture, especially French farmers, who suffer from overproduction and believe that their incomes in the EU market have significantly decreased because of competition with the newcomers. This is one of the most revealing examples of how the EU imposes its rules to those countries where there is corruption and “obedient” politicians.

Disproof

Contacted by Stopfals.md. the Romanian Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development denied this information. The ministry declared that the EU funds contribute to the development of this area and over 30,000 hectares of vineyards have been replanted. The European Parliament underlined that there is no such directive that would require the destruction of vineyards, and no call for it from France. The EU's financial allocation for the Romanian wine sector is 47.7 millions euro per year.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 105
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 06/04/2018
  • Language/target audience: Moldova
  • Country: Romania, Moldova, EU
  • Keywords: EU, Economic difficulties
  • Outlet: Moldavskie Vedomosti
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