The president of Castilla-La Mancha, Emiliano García-Page, has asked the countries of the European Union that have artisanal and industrial products, such as the razor and knife from Albacete, to join forces against “falsehood and cheap copying » to obtain the European Protected Geographical Indication. Behind them "there is business and opportunities for the future," he said from the Municipal Museum of Cutlery in the city of La Mancha, where the 'Worldwide Cutlery Collection' exhibition was inaugurated.
"It is very important that, hand in hand with international organizations and delegations, we come to an agreement to defend in Europe that it is not worth falsehood or cheap copying or invading the property of an artisan", he insisted, recalling: "This that already we know that it has been valid for cheese and wine, today it begins to be a reality in Europe».
Likewise, Page has promised to lead a campaign to promote the knife and the razor throughout Europe as soon as legal protection is achieved. «I don't care that this promotional work is only for the Albacete product, but for the whole. Here we all win if we all help each other », he acknowledged.
On the other hand, he explained that the protection is "driven by a reaction of courage in the face of an unconscious and absurd attack" on the knife, "which considered this craft little less than terrorist." "From this attack came the need to defend ourselves here and in Europe," he added.
Finally, he believes that "we have to be proud of the number of cultural manifestations that exist in Europe", citing, in addition to cutlery, ceramics or footwear, other key sectors in Castilla-La Mancha.