Articles about European Commission
Europe Puzzled by Olive Tree Epidemic
Scientists are trying to determine how to prevent the spread of the devastating disease killing olive trees in southern Italy.
EU Olive Oil Sector Eager for Details of New School Promotion Plan
A plan to promote olive oil and table olives in schools is among matters likely to be discussed at the European Commission’s Advisory Group on Olives and Derived Products.
Italy Seeks Help to Contain Olive Tree Killer
Emergency E.U. funds are understood to have been promised to Italy to help limit the spread of a plant disease killing olive trees.
Fears Disease Could Spell Disaster for Europe’s Olive Trees
A plant disease is said to have already infected tens of thousands of olive trees -- many of them a century-old -- in Italy's Puglia region.
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.
Concern in Europe Over New Olive Oil Standards
Europe’s olive oil sector is keeping a wary eye on the United States and Australia for any moves to introduce mandatory quality standards, the minutes of an E.U. consultation committee show.
Mediterranean Food Producers See Red Over U.K. ‘Traffic Light’ Labels
Olive oil producers are concerned the United Kingdom’s “traffic-light” food labeling will see their flagship products rated unhealthy.
Refillable Oil Bottles Banned in Spanish Bars and Restaurants
The Spanish government is preparing a royal decree banning refillable olive oil containers in restaurants and bars.
Madrid Workshop Defines International Study on Olive Oil Fraud Detection
An international research project on olive oil authentication will be funded by the European Union.
Spain Denies Request for Details of Olive Oil Audits
Spain has objected to a request to release details of its audits of the accuracy of olive oil labels.
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.
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.