Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)

Oct. 1, 2020

Portugal Invests in Exports, Promotes Mediterranean Diet

Portugal’s Ministry of Agriculture has announced Terra Futura, a wide ranging plan to promote sustainability while boosting the country’s agricultural production and exports.

Aug. 12, 2020

European Farmers Ask E.U. Not to Cut Agricultural Spending from New Budget

Agricultural organizations from across the 27-member trading bloc are lobbying their representatives to restore the sector’s budget. If passed, the latest update of the Common Agricultural Policy will include a 10 percent cut.

Jul. 20, 2020

E.U. to Allow Member States to Regulate Olive Oil Supply

The decision comes as the three main institutions responsible for legislation in the trading bloc agreed on an extension to the Common Agricultural Policy. Spain’s main agricultural cooperative has welcomed the move.

Jun. 11, 2020

Proposed Reforms to Spanish Olive Oil Sector Met With Skepticism

The Spanish government has put forward a package of 10 measures to help shore up the country's struggling olive oil industry.

Oct. 10, 2019

Tens of Thousands Protest Olive Oil Prices in Madrid

Protestors called on the Spanish government and European Union to change how the industry is regulated, help producers cope with low prices and protect Spanish olive oil from U.S. tariffs.

Jun. 17, 2019

Spain Seeks Self-Regulation for Olive Oil Sector

Spain's Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food has asked the European Union whether its olive oil sector can self-regulate. Advocates hope the measure will stabilize olive oil prices.

Jul. 24, 2013

Olive Oil and Trade Talks

Whether any common ground will emerge in the two wings of U.S. trade policy is anyone’s guess, but it seems unlikely.

May. 21, 2013

Decision Against Greece Upheld for CAP Violations

Greece will need to get by with $320 million less subsidies, after to a court found it failed to comply with CAP rules.

Mar. 18, 2013

European Parliament Provides Some Comfort for Spanish Olive Oil

A hatchet still hovers over subsidies paid to farmers, but the Parliament gave them some hope of easing the imminent blow.

Mar. 8, 2013

Olive Oil Sector Eyes European Vote Next Week

Europe’s olive oil sector will come a step closer to knowing its fate when the full European Parliament votes in Strasbourg next week.

Dec. 27, 2012

EU Olive Farmers' Wishlist for Change

Olive oil producers are firming up their positions on the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and an action plan for the olive oil sector.

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.