European Commission

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.
Special Report

EU Farmers’ Group Criticizes Plan to Increase Tunisian Olive Oil Imports

A plan to let more Tunisian olive oil into the EU has come under fire from Copa-Cogeca.

Italian Farmers Speak Out Against New EU Quota for Tunisian Olive Oil Imports

A proposed increase in Tunisia's quota will be damaging to the Italian sector, according to a farmers' group.
Olive Oil Times Special

Italy Adopts EU Provisions on Non-Refillable Bottles

The new legislation, Quality and Transparency of the Supply Chain of Olive Oils, formally adopts new rules for olive oil labeling and packaging.

EU Rejects UK’s ‘Traffic Light’ Nutritional Labeling

Europe has rejected the U.K.'s food labeling system, which it says unfairly discriminates against healthful foods like olive oil.
Special Report

EU Leaders Urge Development of Organic Sector

The Eighth European Organic Congress met last week, focusing on the regulation needed to continue the burgeoning growth of the organic sector.

Olive Oil and Rice Bran Oil Compete for Indian Markets

As olive oil becomes more affordable within Indian population, rice bran oil, a popular staple, faces increasing competition.