Agriculture Chamber concerned over plans to relocate fairs from central Zagreb

NEWS 28.09.2021 12:38
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The Croatian Chamber of Agriculture (HPK) on Tuesday requested a meeting with Mayor Tomislav Tomasevic after the announcements that fairs and food festivals could be relocated from the centre of Zagreb caused concern among HPK members.

The HPK president, Mladen Jakopovic, said in a press release that in recent years Zagreb residents have had an opportunity to buy home-made products and locally grown agricultural produce at various events organised in Zagreb’s main square.

Lately, we have received information from the organisers of such events, and from producers, that the new city administration seems inclined to relocate those events to less attractive venues.

That’s why the HPK would like to meet with Mayor Tomasevic and his aides to discuss the matter and present their position on the short supply chains and the protection of domestic production, Jakopovic said.

The HPK is willing to provide the City of Zagreb with all the necessary support to improve, in cooperation with farmers, the availability of locally grown agricultural products to all citizens of Zagreb, in compliance with the EU criteria and the criteria for the protection of urban space.

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