European Union

Croatian MEP Proposes New Quality Measures

The European Parliament has proposed measures for the evaluation of high-quality extra virgin olive oils to protect consumers and producers.

After Bruising Season, Italy Combats Fraud and Invests in its Future

The minister of agriculture organized a meeting with stakeholders to "relaunch" a core sector of the Italian economy.
Special Report

New EU Labeling Laws Just in Time for Olive Oil’s ‘Black Year’

As unfriendly as the climate has been for olives, it's just right for olive oil fraud. New EU labeling laws aim to help consumers know whet they're getting.

Italian Growers Sidelined While Dante Project Gets Public Funding

A public investment by the Italian Institute for Agro-industrial Development has been criticized by growers who were left out of the deal.
Olive Oil Times Special

Dcoop Acquires Cargill’s Share of Mercaoleo

The Spanish cooperative purchased Cargill's half of a joint venture that began in 2007, taking control of Mercaoleo's huge bottling plant.

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.

Indian Olive Association Responds to Reports of Olive Oil Blockade

The Indian Olive Association released a statement in response to the widely-reported Indian blockage of European olive oil.