We have another effective step for the double standard with food. The European Commission has approved a pilot project proposed by Bulgaria to address the double standard in food and beverages. Already there will be a Bulgarian program worth 1.3 million euros, which will support all consumer organizations to fight double standards. They will also be able to handle consumer claims. This was announced at a press conference by the MEP Emil Radev, who together with his colleague Andrey Novakov presented the progress on the Bulgarian proposal.
“I’m glad the decision came from our country. Consumer organizations will be able to use the money for information campaigns, tests, collaborations on similar projects with neighboring countries. We expect the data from the implementation of the projects to be used to introduce minimum standards in the EU, “Novakov said. It is expected that the actual legislative framework will start from the beginning of 2019 and that the first projects will be collected from the end of next year. Dual standards are a huge scourge for the EU. We will do our best to harmonize the food criteria, especially in Eastern Europe. The next step is in cosmetics, added Novakov.