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Greece pulls out of Denmark in the court of ostekrig

Greece has approved, that the EU initiate judicial proceedings against Denmark to prevent the misuse of the name 'feta' for cheese.

It enlightens the Greek fødevareministerium according to AFP news agency.

Feta cheese is a protected product, which according to EU legislation can only be produced in Greece, in similarity with, for example, prosciutto di parma, which is exclusively the name for the special ham produced in Parma.

Yet refuses to Denmark, according to the Greek ministry to follow the EU-regulation in this area.

in the past it was the feta cheese-the name widely used for the white cheese from the Danish manufacturers, but in the Danish shops is the only Greek cheese that bears the name. This is because Denmark and Germany in 2005, lost a legal tussle in the EU on the right to call cheese for the feta.

But according to the EU and Greece to continue Danish companies to export cheese named feta out of the EU, despite the fact that it is produced in Denmark, and that they will now put a stop to this.

Already in november last year it emerged that the european UNION would drag Denmark in the right, because you continued to sell the Danish 'feta' outside of the EU. The case started in 2018 when the EU tried to get Denmark to right into, but the response from Denmark has not been sufficient, why one is now proceeding to further steps.

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