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Made in EU
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What do you think about the phrase "Made in EU"? Do you think it's correct to state that the good was made in the European Union without specifying the concrete country it was produced in?
Here is a picture I have taken of a pack of wet paper napkins, it's written there "Made in EU"

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#2
I've never seen this phrase anywhere, but, honestly I would be confused. Not every country in EU can produce best quality. For example compare UK with Romania. The difference is obvious
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#3
I've seen many products having this label. The decision that allows introducing this phrase was taken in 2007. Only meat products are obliged to have a label stating the country of production.
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#4
Take a look at this picture. Now imagine how confused the consumers would be if the same phone had the label "Made in EU"

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#5
well yes, Romania and Finland produce different quality. I guess those who are really interested in the manufacturing countries can take a look at the bar code.
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#6
here is the list of countries you can identify after the barcode

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#7
For possessors of Nokia smartphones, I can advice to install a soft called "Barcode identifier". Thus, you will just need to focus the camera on the barcode, and the software will tell you where it was made Wink
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Terry Wrote:For possessors of Nokia smartphones, I can advice to install a soft called "Barcode identifier". Thus, you will just need to focus the camera on the barcode, and the software will tell you where it was made Wink

I had this software installed on my smartphone. It was funny when I attempted to identify the origin of milk in store. A security guy approached me and verified whether I'm not doing any prejudice to their store :lol:
I said I was just checking the bar code. Luckily he understood what I meant.
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#9
Seeing a label "Made in EU" is much better than the label "Made in PRC" (Popular Republic of China). Through this abbreviation, China tried to dispose of the stereotyped message "Made in China", and it managed! Many consumers don't know the abbreviation.
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#10
Just to make it clear for everybody. Taiwan and China/PRC are different producers in the matter of quality. Taiwan produces quite qualitative items, and don't be confused by the bad reputation of Asian producers. Japanese and Taiwan are Asia's best products.
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#11
Very few Brits regard themselves as 'European' or, even worse, 'EU citizens'.

I hate to see 'Made in EU' nearly as much as I hate to see those dreadful 21st century Nazi Swastikas that litter our country. You know the ones, they consist of a ring-o-stars flag and the statement that 'this project was part funded by the European Union'. Clearly EU propaganda.

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#12
Winston Wrote:I hate to see 'Made in EU' nearly as much as I hate to see those dreadful 21st century Nazi Swastikas that litter our country. You know the ones, they consist of a ring-o-stars flag and the statement that 'this project was part funded by the European Union'. Clearly EU propaganda.

So... Are the British government going to fund any projects? :lol:

How do UKIP propose to resurrect British industry? Perhaps we will reopen the cotton mills and force Lancashire children to work in near-slavery? :roll:
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Big_Becka Wrote:
Winston Wrote:I hate to see 'Made in EU' nearly as much as I hate to see those dreadful 21st century Nazi Swastikas that litter our country. You know the ones, they consist of a ring-o-stars flag and the statement that 'this project was part funded by the European Union'. Clearly EU propaganda.
Quote:So... Are the British government going to fund any projects? :lol:

How do UKIP propose to resurrect British industry? Perhaps we will reopen the cotton mills and force Lancashire children to work in near-slavery? :roll:


With respect, where do you think the EU grants come from? Do you think the EU gives us free money because they love us and want the best for us?

I'm guessing that you are probably quite young and perhaps haven't started working yet, so you may not be aware that the government takes a large proportion of your monthly pay.

Bottom line, the cost of EU membership to the British tax payer is the equivalent of £40 million a day.
That's official and mainstream. So who funds these often ridiculous EU projects? The EU doesn't fund them, neither does the British government. It's ordinary people who foot the bill for this sort of spending. It's well worth remembering that governments don't create wealth.
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#14
You guess wrong Winston! I have paid my taxes for many years, and I remember before these EU projects became so common. I am also painfully aware that we pay rather high taxes compared to people I know in other EU countries... So I blame the British government for this, not the EU ;-)

I do not think the EU love us and want the best for us :-P but I do think they are putting some effort into promoting the EU, which includes British resources and talent.

My experience in Industry is that research activities, and activities to promote manufacturing and learning, are often funded by the EU and European collaborations. I agree that the EU seems an inefficient way of funding these activities, but the British government in London does not appear to have any interest in promoting Britain. British brands were run into the ground years ago (like Amstrad and, more recently, Rover) or were taken over by companies from elsewhere in the EU (like British Steel, and much of the Aerospace Industry).

Farmers and Fishermen used to object strongly to the EU, but it would be interesting to see if they could function without subsidies now. I would actually like to see them try :roll: For example, French wine makers are heavily subsidised - but despite this, the same bottle of wine will cost much more in the UK than it does in France :fi I am not convinced that "Rip-Off Britain" is a result of the EU - I think British politicians and businessmen are to blame.

Have you worked for a Multinational company? Most business is done in US Dollars or Euros for convenience, an business within the EU is MUCH easier than business with countries outside it! I am a little biased - I enjoy having funding for my projects, and having freedom to migrate :roll:

Of course, perhaps this is an elaborate ploy by the politicians to convince us to join Europe :? If we look a little further into history, the government, certainly via the MOD, did fund more research activity. I don't think people would find this acceptable since the end of the Cold War - there was certainly opposition to the Trident programme.

Lastly, I would like to point out that people in most of the UK (Wales, Scotland, N Ireland, Cornwall, even the north of England) object to being part of the UK for pretty much the same reasons you give against the EU :-) Why should we pay for silly projects in London, and see that offensive Union flag and "Made In Britain" everywhere?! :lol:
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#15
Oh, I must say that this is the first time I saw the phrase, "Made in EU"! Well, you might say I'm an old-fashioned guy, but I preferred the goods printed with the origin of the manufacturer country, than "Made in EU"! Let's take an example, what's your expression, is a product is being printed with the phrase, "Made in Asia"? We all know that there's also a big difference, especially the products from China and Japan!
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#16
A product can not be done in a union. He must have an address exacta. Each product is registered in the country were is made. Probably the napkins from picture are made somewhere in China and this is a advertising for stupids.
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#17
Yes I see these a lot. I think they are good
generally because you know the products are of quality thanks to EU standards.

And whats with the whole nazi/EU comparison? WTF like.
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