Home » Latest » No More Famous Croatian Prošek From 1 July

No More Famous Croatian Prošek From 1 July

Prošek, which is a famous sweet dessert wine that is traditionally from the southern area of Dalmatia in Croatia made using dried wine grapes, will have to find itself a new name when Croatia enters the European Union.

From 1 July the term “Prošek” will no longer be able to be used in Croatia because the EU believe that the word is too similar to the Italian word “Prosecco”. The absurdity of the decision is highlighted by the fact that the two drinks are not even similar. Prosecco is a sparkling wine while Prošek is a sweet wine and they share no common grapes between them.

To rub salt into the wound, the term is not even allowed to whilst remaining stocks are sold after 1 July. During EU accession negotiations Croatia’s Ministry of Agriculture lobbied for the name to remain but the plea was rejected by the European Commission, saying that term was too close to the Italian term Prosecco which is protected in Italy and in the EU.

The Ministry of Agriculture last week informed producers that from 1 July they will not be able to place their product on the market in Croatia or abroad under the label Prošek.

Tags:
Share on:
0 / 5 (0 votes)

Related Posts

Over 120,000 Show Support for Joe Šimunić

More than 120,000 people have shown their support for suspended Croatian defender Joe Šimunić by signing an online petition initiated by the 105-cap veteran’s lawyer… Šimunić’s Germany-based lawyer Davor Prtenjača began an online petition carrying the slogan “With Josip at the World Cup in Brazil 2014!! just over two weeks ago, and at last count...

EU Citizens Initiative to Legalise Marijuana Launched

Marijuana legalisation experiments currently going on in Uruguay and the U.S States of Colorado and Washington has triggered talks around the issue of legalising the substance in a range of other nations. Croatia last year relaxed laws and decriminalised possession of small amounts of illicit drugs, and if a EU initiative is successful then the...

Youth Unemployment Hits Record High In Croatia – 51.6%

Croatia’s youth unemployment rate hit 51.6% in March, the highest in the nation’s history, the Adriatic Institute for Public Politics announced. Despite the astronomically high numbers, Croatia does not hold the record in Europe for the highest youth unemployment rate. Greece has the dubious honour with 59.1%, followed by Spain with 55.9%. The lowest rate...

Croatia to Finish EURO Qualifying Without Away Fan Support

The Croatian Football Federation announces that no tickets will be available to Croatian fans for the three remaining away matches in the European qualifiers… The Croatian Football Federation explained the reasons in a press release on Friday: At away matches in Azerbaijan (3 September), Norway (6 September) and Malta (13 October), there will be no...

Angela Merkel Explains Zagreb No Show

German chancellor Angela Merkel has held a press conference in Brussels at 1:20am this morning where she has explained that a busy schedule will prevent her from joining other European politicians in Zagreb this weekend for Croatia’s official EU entry celebrations. When news broke earlier this week that Merkel would not be attending the EU...