Articles about 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.
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.
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.
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.
EU Funding to Boost Consumer Confidence in Olive Oil Quality
Increasing consumer and market confidence in olive oil quality is one of the desired impacts of a proposed fund.
India Blocks European Olive Oil After EU Bans its Mangoes, MEP Claims
India has blocked arrivals of European foods after its mangoes were banned over quality concerns, Italian politician Mara Bizzotto claims.
With No Deal on Olive Council’s Future, Europe Favors Treaty Extension
Lack of a deal on the future of the IOC means the treaty governing it is likely to be prolonged a year beyond its December expiration.
A Gift of Italian Olive Oil for EU Governors
Italian extra virgin olive oil will be presented to EU governors to kick off Italy's 6-month term as President of the European Union.
Europe’s Olive Oil Advisory Group Debates Changes
The future of the IOC and progress in transatlantic trade talks were debated at a meeting of the European Commission’s olive oil advisory group.