Slovenia vs Croazia for Istrian Prosciutto

Following Slovenia’s objection to the Croatian application for an EU-wide protected designation of origin for Istrian prosciutto, Croatian members of the European Parliament Tonino viagra canada Picula and Ruza Tomasic have notified the European Commission that Istrian prosciutto was granted protected status in Croatia in 2011 in accordance with EU standards, and that this is not the first time that Slovenia has challenged the origin of Croatian products.

Just as in the case of Prosek wine, which is challenged by Italy, and Teran, this is considered an attempt at eliminating competition from the common market through European institutions.

Is the Commission planning to take steps to prevent Croatia from being placed again in an unequal position in this way, Tomasic asked.

The Croatian Ministry of Agriculture said that Slovenia had made an objection to the Croatian application for an EU-wide protected designation of origin for Istrian prosciutto. If the Commission decides that the objection is unfounded, the protection procedure will continue, but if the objection is found to be well-founded, the process of negotiation between Slovenia and Croatia will followzorb ball.

According to the Slovenian Ministry of Agriculture, the gist of the objection is that a product under the name of Istrian prosciutto is still being produced in Slovenia, by the company Kras Sezana since 1996,  and the name Istrian prosciutto may threaten the sales of this product in the Croatian market.

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