Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)

Feb. 17, 2021

Italy Pledges Nearly €70M for Olive Oil and Table Olive Sector

The money will be used to improve quality, protect the environment and promote traceability in the sector until the Common Agricultural Policy takes effect in 2023.

Nov. 10, 2020

Europe Allows Cooperatives in Spain to Regulate Supply

After years of lobbying Brussels, Spanish cooperatives will now be able to voluntarily withdraw surplus olive oil from the market.

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. 28, 2013

Harvesting Under the Moon

An overnight harvesting in Italy was the occasion for a technical congress about the effect of harvest-time temperatures on olive oil.

Sep. 2, 2013

In Italy, Tax Reduction Will Help Olive Growers

Unaprol Chairman Massimo Gargano takes stock of the situation as Italy reduces the burden for agricultural properties.

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.