Dacian Cioloş

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Europe Set for New Regulations on Olive Oil Labeling

New rules aimed at making olive oil labels easier to read and understand will apply from late next year in the European Union.

Mouse in Olive Oil Cruet Spurs New Push For Ban

The discovery of a live mouse in an olive oil cruet in a Paris eatery has prompted new calls for the refillable containers to be banned from bar and restaurant tabletops.
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In Jaén, ‘Conquering Palates’ to Get a Fair Price for Olive Oil

How important is olive oil to people in Jaén? Just ask the Spanish province's council president, Francisco Reyes Martínez.

Parliament Calls for More Consultation on Olive Oil Measures

"We could have helped," said Italian MEP Paolo De Castro, "but we were only able to learn about it from newspapers."
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Cioloș On Europe’s Olive Oil Backflip

European Agriculture Commissioner Dacian Cioloș explains why he froze his plan to ban refillable olive oil bottles from restaurants.

Cioloş U-Turn Surprises Farmers’ Union

The union representing European farmers from 36 countries blamed the Commissioner’s u-turn on political pressure.
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Refillable Olive Oil Bottle Ban Put On Ice

The European Commission has shelved its ban refillable bottles in restaurants in the face of “strong” consumer opposition.

Peru Must Lift Anti-Subsidy Duties on Italian and Spanish Olive Oil

A Peruvian tribunal has quashed anti-subsidy duties the country had been imposing on imports of Italian and Spanish olive oil.