Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

AROUND SLOVAKIA

Skalický trdelník is Slovakia's only protected food product

OUT OF ALL Slovakia's food products, only the Skalický trdelník (a kind of cake) currently has protected status within the European Union (EU). But the EU is expected to decide shortly whether bryndza (a type of sheep cheese) will also be granted protection, the SITA newswire reported. If bryndza's application succeeds, it will be added to the list of EU food products with a so-called 'protected geographical indication.'

OUT OF ALL Slovakia's food products, only the Skalický trdelník (a kind of cake) currently has protected status within the European Union (EU). But the EU is expected to decide shortly whether bryndza (a type of sheep cheese) will also be granted protection, the SITA newswire reported.
If bryndza's application succeeds, it will be added to the list of EU food products with a so-called 'protected geographical indication.'

Other EU countries have far more protected food products than Slovakia. For example, France has 156 products with this kind of protection, Italy 165 and Spain 111. Slovakia's neighbour the Czech Republic already has 12 food products with protected geographical indication.

Food products with protected name status fall into three categories: protected designation of origin (PDO), protected geographical indication (PGI), and traditional specialty guaranteed (TSG).

Zdenka Kramplová, Slovakia's agriculture minister, has called on Slovak food processing companies to be more active in applying for special status for the names of their products from Brussels. She reminded them that if they don't manage to do this by 2011, producers from other EU countries can also apply for registration of well-known traditional Slovak products.

Top stories

LGBTI people in the regions: We change people’s minds

Bratislava will dress up in rainbow colours this August again, for the seventh time. This will be for the Bratislava Dúhový Pride diversity festival. But the colours of the rainbow are less bright in the regions,…

Slovakia’s LGBTI community seeks to expand their rights.

Things that make us different also make us stronger

On August 19, a rainbow flag will fly over the US Embassy in Bratislava to represent the firm commitment of the United States to defending the human rights of LGBTI people, writes Ambassador Sterling.

The rainbow flag flew over the US Embassy in Bratislava in 2016.

Blog: 5 things you should do on your visit to the north of Slovakia Photo

Here is a list of tips by an experienced tour guide - including things you have probably not tried before.

Bratislava growing high Photo

High-rise buildings sprouting up in Bratislava

Visualisation of the future skyline of Bratislava