France's new Europe Minister Laurent Wauquiez ... told a meeting of the National Interprofessional Bureau of Cognac (which, it must be said, is a fantastic name) that without the EU there would be no....cognac. Mr. Wauquiez said:Because market demand has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with whether a product gets made and distributed...
Europe has protected cognac. For example, on the Chinese market, Europe has allowed us to force the Chinese to recognise cognac and protect it [...] If Europe hadn't been there, there's no doubt that we would no longer have cognac.
That's right, no EU, no cognac.
Thursday, February 03, 2011
Thank God for the EU!
Did you know that the EU invented cognac? (Cheese too, apparently, but I think it's probably too humble to mention it.)