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Czech products shine in Brussels

Date: 29 June 2011, Venue: Brussels

Minister of Agriculture Ivan Fuksa presents Moravian wines to ambassadors and top officials from EU institutions.

Products from the Czech Republic – mainly Moravian wines and traditional Czech delicacies – have been acclaimed in Brussels. The were presented by the Minister of Agriculture Ivan Fuksa at the annual “Wine Party” organised by the Czech Ambassador to the EU Milena Vicenová on Wednesday 29 June 2011.

The event brought together a number of top officials from the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of the EU, as well as Ambassadors from EU Member States, from other parts of Europe, from regions of the Black Sea and Central Asia and from as far as the Pacific, and also the most important Czechs working in EU institutions.

They all appreciated a great selection of South Moravian wines, brought to Brussels by the National Wine Centre in Valtice in cooperation with the Wine Fund of the Czech Republic. The South Moravian region also demonstrated its support to research and innovations by presenting a Wine Guide for mobile phones. This application has been developed by LifeWeb Interactive s.r.o, originally a student start-up company that is part of the incubation programme of the South Moravian Innovation Centre.

The delicacies included traditional pickled cheeses and sausages prepared by the handicapped in the Social-therapeutic workshop located in the village of Slapy.

Photo: Diana Černáková