Food Law News - EU - 2007

Council Minutes (16373/1/07 REV 1), 19 December 2007

SPIRIT DRINKS - Council adopts regulation on spirit drinks

The following is an extract from the minutes of the 2841st Council meeting (Agriculture and Fisheries) of 17-19 December 2007

The Council adopted, by a qualified majority6 on the basis of Article 251 of the Treaty, a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the definition, description, presentation, labelling and the protection of geographical indications of spirit drinks (3631/07).

The Polish and Swedish delegations made statements, which are set out, together with a joint Council/Commission statement, in document (15505/07 ADD 1).

The aims of the Regulation are:

The European Parliament's opinion was delivered on 19 June 2007.

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