European Commission

EU Approves PGI for Sicilian Extra Virgin Olive Oil

The European Commission approved the Protected Geographical Indication 'PGI Sicilia’ for extra virgin olive oil produced on the island.

Europe Affirms Market Won’t Be Affected by Duty-Free Olive Oil from Tunisia

The European Parliament is set to vote on the adoption of a proposed duty-free olive oil import measure meant to aid Tunisia after recent terror attacks
Special Report

EU to Import 70,000 Tons of Duty-Free Tunisian Olive Oil to Help Recovery Since Terror Attacks

European Members of Parliament have endorsed a plan to help the Tunisian economy in the wake of last year’s terrorists attacks by allowing 70,000 tons of duty-free olive oil imports.

Italy ‘Not Respecting Obligations’ to Eradicate Xylella, EU Says

The eradication of diseased trees have not been sufficient to reassure the EU that Italy is doing all it should to contain the outbreak.
Olive Oil Times Special

Harvest Will Not Recoup Low Stocks in Spain

A report by the USDA Global Agricultural Information Network estimates that production in Spain this season will not make up for the depleted stores.

European Commission Issues New Guidelines on ‘Joint Selling’ of Olive Oil and Other Foods

The new guidelines set out three "efficiency-based" derogations to EU antitrust rules that allow producers to jointly sell and set prices, volumes and other terms under certain conditions.
Special Report

New EU Funds for Research on Xylella Fastidiosa

Europe has set aside €7 million for research on the prevention, detection, and control of Xylella fastidiosa.

Israel Denounces EU Rules for Labeling Olive Oil from Occupied Territories

Settlements in East Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Golan Heights will be required to indicate their origin lies within an Israeli occupation.