European Commission

Olive Oil from Croatian Island of Krk Gets PDO

Bottles of extra virgin olive oil from Krk will now be labeled with its official appellation “Krčko maslinovo ulje” and its packaging will feature a specially designed logo.

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.
Special Report

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

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.
Olive Oil Times Special

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.

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.
Special Report

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.

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.