Greece on Thursday scored a win in its struggle to guard their proper to the time period ‘Feta’ as Europe’s prime court docket reprimanded Denmark for not blocking native corporations from utilizing the title for gross sales exterior the European Union.
Greece claims feta as a part of its cultural heritage as a result of it has made the sheep and goat milk cheese for six,000 years.
The Luxembourg-based Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) agreed with its assertion.
“By failing to stop the use of the designation ‘Feta’ for cheese intended for export to third countries, Denmark has failed to fulfill its obligations under EU law,” the judges stated.
In the case introduced by the European Commission and backed by Cyprus, Denmark had argued that an export ban could possibly be seen as an impediment to commerce.
Feta has been designated a standard Greek product by the EU govt since 2002, giving it authorized safety within the 27-country bloc. The CJEU had in 2005 endorsed the label.
The challenge is extra than simply nationwide satisfaction for Greece which produces about 120,000 tons of feta yearly.
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