Dacian Cioloş

Dec. 10, 2013

Europe Set for New Regulations on Olive Oil Labeling

New rules aimed at making olive oil labels easier to read and understand will apply from late next year in the European Union.

Oct. 24, 2013

Mouse in Olive Oil Cruet Spurs New Push For Ban

The discovery of a live mouse in an olive oil cruet in a Paris eatery has prompted new calls for the refillable containers to be banned from bar and restaurant tabletops.

Jun. 19, 2013

In Jaén, 'Conquering Palates' to Get a Fair Price for Olive Oil

How important is olive oil to people in Jaén? Just ask the Spanish province's council president, Francisco Reyes Martínez.


May. 30, 2013

Parliament Calls for More Consultation on Olive Oil Measures

"We could have helped," said Italian MEP Paolo De Castro, "but we were only able to learn about it from newspapers."

May. 24, 2013

Cioloș On Europe's Olive Oil Backflip

European Agriculture Commissioner Dacian Cioloș explains why he froze his plan to ban refillable olive oil bottles from restaurants.

May. 23, 2013

Cioloş U-Turn Surprises Farmers' Union

The union representing European farmers from 36 countries blamed the Commissioner’s u-turn on political pressure.


Aug. 27, 2012

Europe's Olive Oil 'Action Plan' Still on Drawing Board

Final details of the European Commission’s olive oil action plan may not be available until the end of September, according to sources close to European Commissioner for Agriculture Dacian Cioloş.

Aug. 2, 2012

Producer Prices Rally in Spain

The farmgate price for olive oil is finally on the up in world production leader Spain, which some are attributing to expectations that after three years of bumper harvests the next will be a lean one.

Jun. 19, 2012

Cioloş Unveils Plan for Ailing Olive Oil Sector

A new grade of olive oil is among changes that could spring from an action plan for Europe’s ailing olive oil sector.

Jun. 10, 2012

Olive Oil Producers in Spain Project Drop-Off

Jaén’s olive oil producers say their next harvest will be just half of this year’s record output.

May. 29, 2012

Europe's Olive Oil Label Verification Laws Not Being Used

European Commissioner for Agriculture Dacian Cioloş has promised tighter scrutiny of the truth of olive oil labels on being questioned by Olive Oil Times about seeming flaws in the current system.

May. 17, 2012

More Storage Aid for Virgin Olive Oil

For the third time in eight months, the European Commission is to subsidise the temporary withdrawal of virgin and extra virgin olive oil from the market in the hope rock bottom farm gate prices improve.

Apr. 23, 2012

Ciolos Promises Shake-Up

Beefed up testing, better classification of olive oil and reaching out to non-EU producers are among a package of measures promised by European Commissioner for Agriculture Dacian Cioloş after meeting in Córdoba today with industry members.