THE EUROPEAN Commission has proposed a change in the organisation of the EU wine market aimed at encouraging young people into wine growing. Brussels said that some Member States had been pursuing active policies of generational replacement and these had proved their worth, "particularly in the wine sector where there is a great need to attract younger growers."

The Commission is now planning to amend the 1999 regulation, which generally sets strict limits on new planting rights, but gives some preference to young growers. It has ...

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