On Monday, October 11th, 2021, at the Divani Palace Acropolis Hotel, in the center of Athens, a Press Event followed by a dinner had been held in the context of the program “Information provision and promotion measures on fruits and vegetables in the internal market of EU”, with the distinctive title MEDITERRANEAN COMBO, implemented by seven Producers Organizations from Greece and the Spanish Association of Kaki from Spain.

During the event, the audience was informed about the safety, quality and nutritional value of fresh vegetables and the kaki fruit produced in Europe, as well as about the strict European protocols applied by regarding the quality and safety of food.

From the side of the beneficiaries of the program, the event attended by the representative of the Agricultural Cooperative “Anatoli” – Ierapetra Crete Mr. Douloumis Xenofon, the president of the Agricultural of Producers Association Horticultural Kountoura Mr. Chalkias Georgios, and the president of the Spanish Association of Kaki Mr. Pascual Prats. In addition the event attended the General Manager Mr. Tamparopoulos Athanasios and the Head of Information and Promotion projects Mrs. Nalmpanti Maria from the NOVACERT company, which in collaboration with the Italian BLANCDENOIR company.

Of great importance was the presence of the distinguished dietitian-nutritionist Mr. Zoumpaneas Evangelos, who emphasized the value of fruits and vegetables in our daily diet.

The event was greeted by Ms. Apostolaki Eleni, Head of the Agricultural Products Promotion Department of the Ministry of Agriculture. In addition, the event was honored by the presence of, among others, Ms. Georgiopoulou Tania from Kathimerini, Mr. Sourovelis Pavlos from the Free Press, Mr. Orfanos Takis from Froutonea, Mr. Panagos Giannis from Agrenda, the executive chef Mr. Fotiadis Nikos from Slow Food, as well as other press representatives from the largest Greek information networks, journalists of gastronomy, health – wellness magazines and many professionals in the field of nutrition.

Here are some of the highlights taken at the event: