European Union

European Commission Seeks Feedback on Labeling Rules

Actors in the olive oil sector and consumers have been asked for their feedback on proposed amendments to EU rules on the labeling of olive oil.

EU Helps Sustainable Growers in Spain, But US Tariffs on Table Olives Loom

As Europe helps farmers adopt sustainable agricultural practices in olive groves, the legality of proposed U.S. tariffs on Spanish table olives is contested.
Special Report

Greek Politician Voices Concern for Sector’s Vulerability

The problems of south European olive oil producers and ways to face them were expressed in a written question by European Parliament Member, Manolis Kefalogiannis.

EU Measure Spares Monumental Trees as New Xylella Cases Emerge

New measures allow replanting trees in the infected area and allow the sparing of uncontaminated monumental olive trees. Meanwhile, new cases of infected plants have appeared further north.
Olive Oil Times Special

EU Report Predicts 45-Percent Increase in Olive Oil Exports by 2026

The report outlines the current state of the European Union's olive and olive oil sector and examines challenges and future prospects.

UK Calls for Action to Prevent Xylella’s Arrival

Environment Secretary Michael Grove said Europe needs to step up its protection to halt the spread of the disease and demanded more checks on high-risk plants.
Special Report

UK Food Safety Concerns Remain Despite New Inspections Framework

Food policy experts fear that new Food Standards Agency measures don't adequately address food safety concerns after the Brexit.

‘Oleum’ Project Seeks Better Solutions to Protect Olive Oil Authenticity

Part of Europe's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program is an ambitious plan to find common approaches and analytical tools to check the quality and authenticity of olive oil.