Clara Aguilera

Jan. 20, 2012

Andalusia Announces Working Group on Olive Oil Quality Standards

Andalusia’s Minister of Agriculture and Fishing, Clara Aguilera asks the Environment Minister Miguel Arias Cañete to urge Brussels to activate private storage aid.

Oct. 24, 2011

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.

Jun. 23, 2011

Andalusia Pledges €40M for Producers, Rules Out More Origin Designations

The Andalusian regional government has allocated 40 million euros ($56.6m) to provide short-term loans so its olive oil producers can avoid selling at a loss.

May. 19, 2011

Aguilera: Use Origins to Inform Consumers, Lift Prices

The regional government says that differentiation via denominations of origin, would help consumers make informed choices in the supermarket.

May. 10, 2011

Minister Aguilera Announces Plan for Olive Oil Market Restructuring

The agriculture and fisheries minister said "we need to look outside of Spain because we’re witnessing growth of olive oil production in other Mediterranean countries that are going to compete with Andalusia.”

Feb. 23, 2011

European Commission Rejects Private Storage of Olive Oil

The European Commission says the bargaining clout of large-scale distributors is at the root of Spain's olive oil price plunge — not a market disturbance.