first_imgAmartya Sen, one of the world’s most eminent economists and philosophers, has been named one of the recipients of the 2012 Richard E. Neustadt and Thomas C. Schelling Awards. The awards will be presented May 3 during a dinner hosted by Dean David T. Ellwood of Harvard Kennedy School. The other recipient is William “Bill” Drayton, founder and CEO of Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, who will receive the Richard E. Neustadt Award.Sen, the Thomas W. Lamont University Professor at Harvard, will be presented with the Thomas C. Schelling Award, bestowed annually to an individual whose remarkable intellectual work has had a transformative impact on public policy. Past recipients include Judge Richard Posner (2005), Daniel Kahneman (2006), Jagdish Bhagwati (2007), Howard Raiffa (2008), Harold Varmus (2009), and Esther Duflo (2011).Each recipient will be awarded a $25,000 prize to support his research.To read the full release, visit the HKS website.last_img read more


first_imgThe process of organoleptic evaluation of wine is decentralized by wine-growing regions – evaluation at the regional level, regional organizations propose evaluators from their own area, so, for example, wine from Pelješac will not be evaluated by licensed sensors from Kutjevo. The Croatian Center for Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (through the Institute of Viticulture, Enology and Oil Production) will provide the necessary infrastructure for wine evaluation and guarantee the anonymity of samples. Increased control over the production and trade of grapes and wine has been ensured – it works protection of producers and consumers, clear competencies in control, rights and obligations of users are established, which along with the planned strengthening of human resources in the field of control provides a necessary precondition for better control of production and trade of grapes and wine in order to combat the gray market. At today’s session, the Government of the Republic of Croatia adopted the Draft Proposal of the Law on Wine, which was prepared by the Ministry of Agriculture in cooperation with producers from the wine and viticulture sector. With the new law on wine, we adopt the legal framework for the production of grapes and wine, the sale of wine in market-transparent conditions, we strengthen the role of wine associations and we improve the marketing of wine.  “The new law on wine envisages decentralization of wine evaluation, greater control on the ground and contributes to an administrative burden of 33% compared to existing regulations.We have also provided our winemakers with non-refundable financial assistance for the establishment of new vineyards, investments in wineries and wine promotion, and prepared a new National Program for Assistance to the Wine Sector from 2019-2023. with HRK 83 million in support per year”Said Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture Tomislav Tolusic.The draft proposal of the Wine Act regulates the legal framework and implementation of five EU Regulations in the field of production, trade and protection of labels in the field of wine, as well as the competent authorities for implementing this law, geographical areas of grape growing, grape varieties, oenological procedures and practices , vineyard register, pre – marketing quality system, system of protected wine labels, production of fruit wines and supervision and control of production and trade.In addition, the new law introduces new elements into the wine and viticulture system: All fees for controls on the placing on the market of wine are abolished, and thus HRK 12 million is returned to the wine sector for marketing activities.  Record stamps are abolished, which were mandatory before the wine was placed on the market, and the marketing labeling of wine is established through four new wine-growing regions: Slavonia and the Croatian Danube region; Croatian Istria and Kvarner; Dalmatia and Central hilly Croatia.center_img It is envisaged to recognize four regional winemakers’ organizations – linked to the new regions with the aim of giving producers the right to manage promotional and marketing activities related to Croatian wines and their labeling. last_img read more


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