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13 May 2015 — OIV life

The OIV Director General visits Croatia

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On 5-7 May 2015, the Director General of the OIV travelled to Croatia at the invitation of Vinistra, the association of winegrowers that organised the international wine competition "The World of Malvasia", for the presentation of awards.

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Placed under the patronage of the OIV, this competition brought together 140 wines of the Malvasia vine variety from 5 different countries.

On this occasion, Mr Jean-Marie Aurand met with the Minister for Agriculture, Mr Tihomir Jakovina. He confirmed the desire of Croatia, a member of the OIV since 2001, to continue its involvement in the work of the OIV.

The Director General praised the Croatian experts' contribution to the activities of the Organisation and also proposed that Croatia organise a wine presentation at the OIV headquarters in 2016.

Croatia has begun a process of modernising its vitivinicultural sector in recent years, especially by promoting native varieties.