The meeting of the Council of Ministers of Agriculture and Fisheries of the European Union, held in Brussels yesterday, 17 July and today, 18 July 2017, discussed a large number of points, including the future of the Common Agricultural Policy, the identification of fishing opportunities in EU waters and confirmation of the Delegated Act which enables Croatian producers to label wine produced from the Teran variety with that name within the protected designation of origin Croatia Istra.”I am satisfied with the results of this session of the EU Council of Ministers, primarily because of the final confirmation by the EU to our winemakers that they can produce and market Teran wine, as it has been for centuries. We fully agree with the Commission’s decision and this is now the finished story.” said Minister Tomislav Tolusic after a two-day session of the Council of Ministers of Agriculture and Fisheries.Following the decision in the European Parliament and the discussion in the Council, the delegated act will enter into force on Wednesday, 19.7.2017. which finally gave Croatian wine producers from Istria the opportunity to use the traditional name “teran”.Jakovčić: The battle for Teran was won, thank you allRepresentative Ivan Jakovčić (IDS-ALDE) for the Croatian media commented on today’s decision of the EU Agriculture Council to accept the delegated act of the European Commission on Teran.”It was to be expected that, apart from a short discussion, there would be no vote at the meeting of the EU Council of Agriculture Ministers on the act of the European Commission which allows Istrian producers of Teran to further use the name of this wine variety. The main battle was fought and won in the European Parliament. There is now no obstacle to the entry into force of the Commission’s delegated act. Congratulations to all who participated and gave their contribution in this, for Istrian winemakers excellent work and great mutual success. I expect the Teran Act to take effect this week”, Said Jakovcic.
DES MOINES — Attorney General Tom Miller, a Democrat, Wednesday said the agreement he’s just made with Republican Governor Kim Reynolds means it’s “pretty unlikely” he’ll sign the State of Iowa onto multi-state lawsuits challenging Trump Administration policies.“There are 26 other Democratic A.G.s to carry on and do what needs to be done,” Miller said during a news conference.Governor Reynolds Wednesday used her item veto authority to nix a policy that would have forced Miller to get permission from her, the state’s Republican-led executive council or from the legislature’s Republican majority to join lawsuits filed in courts outside of Iowa. However, Miller has struck what he calls a “good faith agreement” that’s not set in Iowa law and has promised to seek the governor’s consent before joining any multi-state lawsuits over the next 20 months.“My main concern about this was over the institution of the office of attorney general and the future of the office and my successors,” Miller said.Miller said he’s pleased a Democrat and a Republican could make this deal at a time when there are few examples of good faith bargaining in politics.“What has happened here has been a good compromise,” Miller said.Miller said during his first term in office, attorneys general from other states explained the importance of the powers and duties of the office — and that weighed on his mind.“I won’t be haunted by the ghosts of my elders as a result of the governor’s veto,” Miller said.Miller also got some back-up from current attorneys general, including from Republicans in Idaho and Nebraska, who urged Reynolds to reject the proposal from GOP lawmakers. One of the Republican legislators who sought to put restraints on Miller in state law said he’s pleased the governor pursued this compromise — and if Miller intends to challenge Trump Administration policies in the future, he’ll be doing so under his own name rather than on behalf of the State of Iowa.