Photo: Ministry of Agriculture The process of protection of the name “Brački varenik” began in August 2017, when the Agricultural Cooperative Supetar submitted to the Ministry of Agriculture a request for the protection of a geographical indication called “Brački varenik”. “Brački varenik” is produced on the island of Brač, which administratively belongs to the Split-Dalmatia County, and is divided into eight units of local self-government: the City of Supetar and municipalities: Postira, Pučišća, Selca, Bol, Nerežišća, Milna and Sutivan. The Republic of Croatia now has 26 agricultural and food products whose name is registered in the European Union as a protected designation of origin or a protected geographical indication. Along with the name “Brački varenik” are registered: Krk prosciutto, Extra virgin olive oil Cres, Neretva mandarin, Ogulin sauerkraut / Ogulin sauerkraut, Baranja kulen, Lika potatoes, Istrian prosciutto / Istrian prosciutto, Drniš prosciutto, Dalmatian prosciutto, Poljički soparnik / Poljički zeljannik Krk olive oil, Korčula olive oil, Pag lamb, Šolta olive oil, Varaždin cabbage, Slavonian kulen / Slavonian kulin, Međimurje meat ‘from Tiblica, Slavonian honey, Lika lamb, Istria, Pag salt, Zagorje mills, Pag cheese and Bjelovarski kvar. You can see the product specification “Brački varenik” here. “Brač varenik“Is a product used as a food supplement and is obtained by boiling the squeezed juice of fresh or dried grapes of indigenous grape varieties until its volume is reduced to approximately one third of the initial volume. It is a sweet and viscous liquid with a honey aroma, a mildly pronounced taste and aroma of grapes and a moderately pronounced taste of caramel. It is dark red to dark brown if it is made from black grape varieties, or dark yellow to light brown if it is made from a white grape variety. The European Commission announced in the Official Journal of the European Union on September 29, 2020 that “Brački varenik” received the European protected geographical indication, which entered it in the register protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications and protected throughout the European Union. It’s about 26. Croatian product whose name is registered in the EU, and the EU mark of a protected designation of origin or a protected geographical indication on the packaging guarantees the consumer the purchase of an authentic product.
Tunisia is on top of the African ranking with Senegal, Congo DR, Ghana, Morocco and Cameroon ahead of Nigeria in that order. Burkina Faso, Mali and Cape Verde complete the Top 10 of the African ranking for August.Nigeria’s next opponents in the AFCON 2019 qualifiers, Seychelles is ranked 188th in the global ranking. The Island nation is 51st in African standing.Interestingly, 2018 FIFA World Cup winners, France, climbed to the summit of the much-changed world ranking in the first edition of the global ladder since a new formula took effect.Just three points, however, separate Les Bleus from Russia 2018 semi-finalists Belgium (2nd, up 1), while World Cup runners-up Croatia (4th, up 16) have equaled their record ranking position, last reached in June 2013. Uruguay is fifth.England occupies sixth place while Portugal is seventh, Switzerland dropped two places to eight while Spain moved up one place to ninth position, with Denmark also tied on ninth place but with an inferior point difference.Sweden (13th, up 11), and World Cup hosts Russia (49th, up 21).Naturally, there are losses as well as gains, with previous leaders Germany (15th, down 14) among several sides to suffer for group-stage elimination in Russia. Poland (18th, down 10), Peru (20th, down 9) and Costa Rica and Iceland (joint-32nd, down 9 and 10 respectively) also slipped down the table on the back of disappointing World Cup campaigns.According to FIFA, the formula, which was approved by the FIFA Council in June after a lengthy period of testing, ‘relies on adding/subtracting points won or lost for a game to/from the previous point totals rather than averaging game points over a given time period as in the previous version of the Ranking.“The changes, of which there are several, include the fact that inactive teams now preserve their point totals, with no devaluation of older games. Points are dropped, however, from losing or drawing against weaker opposition, with the only exception to this rule matches in knockout rounds of major competitions such as the FIFA World Cup”, the statement on FIFA’s official website explained.The next FIFA world ranking will be published on 20 September, 2018.AFRICA’S TOP 10TunisiaSenegalCongo DRGhanaMoroccoCameroonNigeriaB’FasoMaliCape VerdeShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Duro IkhazuagbeSuper Eagles dropped one spot from 48th to 49th place in the August FIFA Ranking released tHURSday as the world football governing body introduced a new formula for the grading of performance in the Beautiful Game.The three-time African champions who won just one match and lost two at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, remain seventh best football playing nation in the continental ranking with a total 1410 points accumulation for August.