The world of Prosecco points to a total protection that makes of it the pride of Italy. There was some discussion about the protection of Prosecco wines in the world between the Wine European Parliament Intergroup and the world of Prosecco. It was revealed that it is necessary to promote the knowledge of the territory and the identity of the product among the European representatives. The meeting between the world of Prosecco and the Wine Intergroup MEPs highlighted the need to protect the Prosecco name, to promote the knowledge of the territory, the wine wealth and to make it a matter of national pride. The meeting took place in Treviso, was promoted by Giancarlo Scottà and by the Consortium for the Protection of Asolo Prosecco Superiore DOCG, the Consortium for the Protection of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG and the Consortium for the Protection of Prosecco DOC. For the Wine Intergroup of the European Parliament took part: Astrid Lulling, Christa Klass, Agnès Le Brun. All the involved people worked on aspects that must necessarily characterize the protection of Prosecco and its denominations. Giancarlo Scottà revealed that it is very important to make know firsthand the land and the identity of the product to those who represent us in Europe. "This year Italy celebrates the 50th anniversary of the law that protects designations of origin and this historicity shows how important it is for our country to protect its identity. The issue of protection is crucial to us, not only to provide assurance to the consumer, but also to protect the work of producers who with seriousness and commitment have built the success of this wine. A protection that must be guaranteed even in third countries. For now an extraordinary result was achieved thanks to the bilateral agreements in the United States but the next target will be Brazil and Australia, where the Prosecco name is not protected yet". Innocente Nardi, president of the Consortium for the Protection of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore, explained the issue of the protection towards third countries. Moreover, Armando Serena, the president of the Consortium for the Protection of Asolo Prosecco Superiore DOCG, highlighted that "The reorganization of the world of Prosecco, which took place in 2009, represents an important achievement, made possible thanks to the collaboration of all the people of the production chain. A significant result that helps us now to face with strong arguments the Pro?ek problem. Although this Croatian wine is not an imitation of Prosecco, it certainly does not represent a reality comparable to Prosecco. In addition, since the latter name is recognized at European level, we can not accept the request of the Croatian producers because it would create an inconsistent precedent compared to the Community's policy so far pursued". Stefano Zanette, President of the Consortium for the Protection of Prosecco DOC, took the floor expressing the difficulties of protection at Community level. "With the success of Prosecco achieved in recent years it was necessary to contain and redraw the entire production area, to protect consumers and the producers themselves. In this sense, the European Commission's work was crucial and managed to obtain what is now the Doc, composed of the 9 provinces with the two DOCG. We think it is necessary, however, to take a step further by requiring to the European Union to extend also to wine names the Regulation 1151 of 2012, which protects the DOP and IGP agro-food products. From our side, we are working together to create a society that protects in a unified and representative way at the international level the three consortium of Prosecco realities. And we have already opened a correspondence office in Brussels as a stronghold within the European Union against threats within and outside the EU". Astrid Lulling, president of the Wine Intergroup of the European Parliament, concluded the meeting highlighting how the EU laws allow the territories to point their problems out in the occasion of any decision of the European Commission, allowing Parliament to deal with issues such as the protection of designations of origin. This issue must be faced in a unitary manner at European level, in order to coordinate the efforts in a globalized market. Astrid Lulling has also emphasized that the purpose of the Intergroup is to provide European solutions for European viticulture.