Greece

European Union

Greek Olive Variety Makri Awaiting EU PDO Status

Makri is an indigenous Greek olive variety cultivated in Alexandroupoli in northeastern Greece close to the border with Turkey, a region located in the western part of the geographical and historical region known as Thrace.

Stopping Xylella a ‘Top Priority,’ Greek Official Says

No manifestation of the disease has been documented in Greece, and the deputy minister of Rural Development said he wants to keep it that way.

New Project in Greece Aims to Decrypt Domestic Olive Cultivars

Greece seeks to analyze the genome of olives to safekeep its cultivars and make better products.

Unilever to Sell Its Olive Oil Business in Greece

After years of dominance, Unilever is about to withdraw from the Greek olive oil market.
Special Report

Rash of Thefts Target Greek Producers

With the harvest season is at its peak, Greek olive oil producers are nagged by cases of crop and oil piracy.

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.
Olive Oil Times Special

Making Olive Oil in Sun-Drenched Hot Spot

While Mykonos, Santorini, and the other small islands of the Cyclades in the Aegean Sea are famous to vacationers, they also make olive oil the locals are proud of.

Greek Olive Oil Industry Groups Merge

The Greek olive oil packers’ associations, Sevitel and Esvite, officially merged following a unanimous decision by the general assemblies of the members of both organizations.