Europe

May. 26, 2020

Spain Requests More EU Support for Olive Oil Producers

Spain has asked the European Commission to afford olive oil producers similar protection to other agriculturalists.

May. 26, 2020

Europe Announces 'Flexible' Support Programs for Olive Oil Producers

The latest measures by the European Commission will provide olive oil ands table olive producers with access to low-interest loans and change the funding priorities of the sector to help combat economic problems caused by COVID-19.

May. 26, 2020

Award-Winning Brands Place Slovenia on World Stage

Slovenian producers enjoyed another successful year at the world's most prestigious olive oil quality competition, winning four awards from five entries, including two Gold Awards.

May. 25, 2020

From North to South, Portuguese Producers Welcome NYIOOC Success

Portugal won 32 Awards at this year's NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition, confirming the strong position of the country's producers on the international stage.

May. 21, 2020

Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Jaén Granted PGI Status

Olive oil from the Jaén region has been approved by the European Commission for PGI status and added to the official register of 1,470 protected products.

May. 21, 2020

Greek Producers Continue to Celebrate Record Year at 2020 NYIOOC

Celebrating good results after a tough year and acknowledging the steps needed to continue producing high-quality oil in a changing climate were among the themes discussed by winning producers.

May. 18, 2020

Greek Producers Achieve Record Wins at NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition

Greek brands had their best showing ever, earning an all-time record of 69 of the world's most coveted olive oil quality awards.

May. 15, 2020

Award-Winning Portuguese Producers React to Initial NYIOOC Results

With 16 awards so far, Portuguese producers have built on their traditionally strong performance at the world's most prestigious olive oil quality competition while they underscore the diversity of the region's offerings.

May. 13, 2020

Spanish Producers Among the Early Winners at 2020 NYIOOC

With 25 awards so far, Spain and Italy lead this year's ranking at the world's most prestigious olive oil quality contest, which is unveiling the results throughout the week.

May. 13, 2020

Golden Year for Tuscan Producers as Early NYIOOC Results Unfold

As results from the world's most prestigious olive oil quality contest continue to unfold online, producers in Tuscany have already struck gold.

May. 11, 2020

Sales Slump, Drought, Hit Already Struggling Sicilian Farmers

Sicilian farmers struggle with drought and a severe sales slump as consumers move to cheaper, imported oil blends, leaving premium local EVOOs on grocery shelves.

May. 7, 2020

Producers: Spanish Olive Oil Prices Inconsistent With Market Conditions

Spanish farmers and growers have had to contend with sales prices well below the production costs for two seasons in a row. COAG is now demanding an official investigation on prices that have shrunk 37 percent since March 2018

May. 5, 2020

Lockdown Extension Adds to Setbacks for Italian Producers

The extension, in an area that was mostly spared by the virus outbreak that ran wild in northern Italy, has prompted local institutions to call on the central government to let their region set its own course of economic recovery.

Apr. 14, 2020

Europe Approves €1B in Aid for Greek Agriculture

Farming enterprises are eligible to receive up to €100,000 ($109,000) in repayable advances under the aid program.

Apr. 13, 2020

New Treatment for Xylella-Infected Trees Is Working, Researchers Say

Researchers have developed and tested a new bactericide that can help olive trees affected by Xylella to return to full production.

Apr. 8, 2020

27th ‘Golds of Lazio’ Announces 2020 Winners

The winners of the 27th Orii del Lazio have been revealed, in anticipation of the Ercole Olivario, rescheduled at the earliest possible date.

Apr. 2, 2020

Transporters Warn of Effects of COVID-19 Measures on Food Supply

European logistics firms fear the quarantine measures and bureaucratic hurdles, while consumer demand keeps growing.

Mar. 31, 2020

Europe's Supply of Fruits and Vegetables Hindered by COVID-19 Restrictions

Travel restrictions are keeping agricultural laborers from their seasonal jobs, leaving crops unharvested amid the coronavirus emergency.

Mar. 30, 2020

Olive Growers and Producers Support Compatriots in Italy

As everything but essential work remains halted in Italy, olive oil producers are finding new ways to persevere, while raising money to help the nation's overwhelmed healthcare service.

Mar. 30, 2020

Domestic Consumption Rises in Greece Amid COVID-19, Economic Growth Predicted to Halt

Greek olive oil remains in high demand among national consumers as the country's economic growth is predicted to grind to a halt.

Mar. 30, 2020

EU Grants PDO Status to Olive Oils of Provence

Provençal olive oil represents distinctive organoleptic characteristics, unique chemistry and strong historical ties to the land.

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