spiritsNEWS April 2024

Editorial by Ulrich Adam, Director General of spiritsEUROPE
Discussing the role of partnership approaches in promoting a culture of responsible drinking & moderation at the 2024 Delphi Economic Forum in Greece.
CETA – 5 years of provisional application
As the EU reviews CETA’s benefits, the spirits sector underlines the importance of the agreement & calls on Member States to ratify it without delay.
Enrico Letta publishes the long-waited report on the future of the Single Market
While much of the report focuses on (highly) political areas of potential further integration, it also examines the hurdles surrounding the enforcement of current integration and the accompanying enforcement challenges. 
Shaken, not stirred – How a last-minute amendment to the GI Revision disturbs GI spirits
The new and somewhat unclear obligation fails to consider the practical realities of GI spirits and presents a significant compliance challenge for the sector. The provision needs further clarification – and should eventually be amended.
Strategic Dialogue on the Future of Agriculture in the EU
Early this month, spiritsEUROPE submitted its views to the Strategic Dialogue on Agriculture launched by Commission President von der Leyen.
EU-US TTC Ministerial puts the focus on transatlantic cooperation
Following the last EU-US TTC ministerial before the EU and US elections, we reflect on the usefulness and success of the format and explore how a potential successor should look like.
Germany - “Responsible from the Start!"
"Responsible from the Start!" takes a holistic and proactive approach to preventing Foetal Alcohol Syndrom, emphasizing education, accessibility, and collaboration.
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