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Militant French winemakers step up violence

Published:  23 July, 2008

CRAV explodes bombs at a co-op headquarters in Languedoc Roussillon region.

Mariann Fischer Boel, European agriculture commissioner, announced her proposals on Wednesday to re-launch EU wines on world markets and drain the bloc's surplus.

These included a plan to grub up 200,00 ha and to abolish planting rights by 2013.