Aug. 31, 2020
In an uncommon occasion in European politics, Phil Hogan has left his post as agriculture commissioner over the Golfgate scandal.
Aug. 25, 2020
In return for removing $111 million tariffs on lobster imports, the United States will eliminate $160 million in tariffs on a range of goods. Observers see this as the first step in de-escalating trade tensions that led to the imposition of a 25 percent tariff on some Spanish olive oils.
Aug. 21, 2020
Along with shrinking the infection and buffer zones, the European Commission also admitted that the deadly plant pathogen could no longer be removed in some regions and called on E.U. member states to intensify their surveillance of the disease.
Aug. 4, 2020
The European Commission wants the United States to scrap tariffs on a range of manufactured and agricultural goods now that E.U. states found to be providing illegal subsidies to Airbus have complied with WTO demands.
Jul. 20, 2020
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.
Jul. 10, 2020
The European Commission estimates production will rise to 2.3 million tons in the coming crop year.
Feb. 12, 2020
With 171,000 tons of olive oil removed from the market with no significant effect on olive oil prices, the European Commission said it expects results in due course.
Dec. 11, 2019
Under the new scheme, olive farmers can be an important cog in the wheel of Europe’s agricultural sector by providing feedback for improved agricultural and sustainability practices.
Nov. 19, 2019
More than half of the budget (€118 million) will go towards campaigns pursuing markets outside the EU with high-growth potentials, such as Canada, China, Japan, Korea, Mexico and the United States.
Oct. 30, 2019
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and other E.U.-funded projects are presenting the latest research on Xylella fastidiosa at a conference in Corsica this week.
Aug. 1, 2016
Italy has 60 days to respond to a formal letter and take steps to implement the requirements imposed by the European Commission.
Apr. 27, 2016
The European Commission approved the Protected Geographical Indication 'PGI Sicilia’ for extra virgin olive oil produced on the island.
Feb. 29, 2016
The European Parliament is set to vote on the adoption of a proposed duty-free olive oil import measure meant to aid Tunisia after recent terror attacks
Jan. 27, 2016
European Members of Parliament have endorsed a plan to help the Tunisian economy in the wake of last year’s terrorists attacks by allowing 70,000 tons of duty-free olive oil imports.
Dec. 11, 2015
The eradication of diseased trees have not been sufficient to reassure the EU that Italy is doing all it should to contain the outbreak.