Rosa Aguilar

Olive Oil Industry Groups Reject Proposals for CAP Reform

Proposals include limiting the subsidies large farms can receive, and allocating a fixed amount per hectare rather than according to the production history -- a change that would see France and Spain lose the most, according to reports.

Córdoba Recap: Voices for Olive Oil Quality

The Beyond Extra Virgin conference can fill a room with industry and government luminaries, but how 3E will actually reach its goal of establishing a higher benchmark for olive oil quality, and what the group's ultimate aims are for doing so, remain unclear.
Special Report

Ready For Your Spanish Breakfast?

“Our goal is to see the Spanish Breakfast incorporated in the cuisine offered by catering establishments around the world." - Pedro Barato, Interprofesional del Aceite de Oliva Español

Spanish Watchdog Says Private Storage Aid Potentially Anti-Competitive

With a decision imminent from Brussels private storage aid for Spain's struggling olive oil sector, the head of the competition authority poured cold water on the measure, calling it potentially anti-competitive.
Olive Oil Times Special

Ciolos: Storage Aid Would Be Nothing But an “Aspirin”

The EU commissioner called on the Spanish regional governments to address structural problems in the olive oil sector and again rejected calls for the provision of private storage aid.

Thousands to Welcome Cioloş in Cordoba Friday with Calls for Storage Aid

10,000 people will gather in Cordoba Friday during a visit by European Commissioner for Agriculture Dacian Cioloş to call for the immediate provision of private storage aid for olive oil.
Special Report

Commissioner Says He Will Analyze Spain’s Call for Private Storage Aid

European Commissioner for Agriculture Dacian Cioloş said he would closely examine Spain's case but reiterated he saw no proof of a "serious market disturbance" requiring bulk storage payments.

Spain’s Farmers Call for a Clamp-Down on Olive Oil Price Abuses

A form of “commercial terrorism" is being committed by distributors taking advantage of their dominant market position, according to Spain's association of small farmers.