The Directorate of Agricultural Economy (DAO) P.E. Larisa, in its application with no. 3000/307374/09-10-2023 (Government Gazette 6053B) Y.A. where the terms and conditions of application of Article 2 “Temporary derogations from Regulation (EU) 1308/2013 regarding wine” of Reg. (EU) 2023/1619 are determined, informs that “the vine planting licenses granted in the context of: a) granting permits for new grape plantings in accordance with article 64 of Regulation (EU) 1308/2013, b) replantings in accordance with article 66 of the same regulation, c) the transitional provisions of article 68 of the same regulation, which expire on 2023 and were to be used in areas affected by adverse meteorological phenomena in the spring of 2023, are extended by twelve (12) months, from their expiration date.” The interested grape growers, in order to benefit from the derogation, submit a relevant application with the necessary supporting documents to the Service (DAO PE Larisa) by December 31, 2023. In the event that winegrowers, with vine planting licenses expiring in the year 2023 and which were to be used in areas affected by the adverse meteorological phenomena of the spring of 2023, do not intend to make use of the license and do not wish to benefit from the extension of validity, in order not to be subject to administrative sanctions in accordance with the provisions in force, submit a relevant application with the necessary supporting documents to the Service (DAO PE Larisa) by December 31, 2023.
For the application of the above, interested parties must provide the following supporting documents:
1. Printed application accompanied by the record of the holding from the Viticulture Registry. Applications must be clear and duly justified. To state explicitly for which parcels they are requesting a derogation, if it is a granted permit for new planting or replanting and the reasons why they are led to the deviation in relation to the adverse meteorological phenomena of the spring of 2023. In addition, for the cases where the interested parties do not intend to use of the license and do not wish to benefit from the extension of validity, indicate that they do not intend to use the license and do not wish to benefit from the extension of validity provided for in paragraph 1 of article 2 of Regulation (EU) 2023/1619.
2. The granted planting license of Articles 64, 66 of Regulation (EU) 1308/2013 which they hold and were unable to implement.
3. Certificate from a public agency confirming the prevalence of adverse weather conditions in the spring of 2023 for the specific area in which the vineyard was to be planted either with a new planting permit or with a replanting permit. As an example, we cite certificates from the Directorates / Departments / Offices of Civil Protection of Municipalities / Regional Units, etc., the National Meteorological Service, etc.
4. Any other supporting evidence regarding their request.