Six minutes well spent and worth listening to in full. Janusz Wojciechowski, European Commissioner for Agriculture, gave a speech during World Olive Day celebrations in Tblisi, Georgia, on 26 November 2021. He outlined the key objectives for the European and global olive sector: market stabilisation, more transparent rules, a global vision and sharing standards to bolster quality, facilitate work and help markets grow.
‘A symbolic product in many countries for historical, cultural and economic reasons, olive oil has a prominent position in the European Union’s agricultural policies. We are firm supporters of the work of the Executive Secretariat,’ says Commissioner Wojciechowski. ‘We firmly believe that this cooperation should continue to bear fruit for the sector and for the people who derive their livelihood and wealth from olive growing.’
‘For this reason, the EU’s New Deal, represented by Next Generation EU, is also geared towards guaranteeing safe and healthy food for future generations, but to do this we must work together with the IOC to modernise and simplify standards and guarantee consumers more quality and food safety.’
It is worth listening to his speech again and again: it’s like a wish for the end of the year and a good start to 2022. A wish that we accept with great pleasure and that the IOC family extends with thanks to Commissioner Wojciechowski.
Enjoy the videomessage of the Commissioner Wojciechowski.