Jan. 17, 2022
The combined €55 million in funding comes as officials in the Italian olive oil sector call on the European Commission to end its duty-free import quotas from Tunisia.
Dec. 22, 2021
A new European Commission proposal aims to significantly slash imports of commodities associated with deforestation, especially in Brazil, Indonesia and Malaysia.
Dec. 20, 2021
Interested parties will have until March 7, 2022, to participate. About one-third of the comments already published have come from the four main olive oil-producing countries.
Dec. 16, 2021
Production and exports are expected to surge in Spain and Portugal. Italy will see modest production gains and fewer imports. Production in Greece is projected to fall.
Dec. 6, 2021
Supporters of the new Common Agricultural Policy said it will more fairly distribute funds to small farmers. Opponents said it does too little on climate change.
Nov. 20, 2021
The WTO said anti-subsidy tariffs imposed by the United States on Spanish producers in 2018 were illegal. However, the organization rules anti-dumping tariffs could remain.
Aug. 6, 2021
The European Commission expects olive oil exports to hit a record high in 2021. Growing demand, decreasing imports and a steady supply suggest prices will rise too.
Jul. 30, 2021
The plan will expand emissions trading to new sectors and increase the use of renewable energy, among other policies.
Jun. 29, 2021
The new CAP will provide increased flexibility to member states, increase funding for small farmers and apply more stringent environmental requirements to aid payments.
Jun. 10, 2021
The commission will discuss with member states and other stakeholders how gene-editing technology could influence the future of sustainable agriculture.
Apr. 20, 2021
Spanish MEP Jordi Cañas pushed for the amendment calling on the European Commission to consider exempting single-ingredient food items from any pan-European labeling system.
Mar. 26, 2021
Olive farmers will be among the benefactors of European programs targeted at stimulating the consumption of organic products and financing the transition to organic farms.
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.
Oct. 9, 2019
A European Commission report predicts a three percent increase in olive oil production in the E.U. due to reduced pest activity and some countries entering an on-year.
Aug. 29, 2019
Phil Hogan has promised to intervene in order to protect the interests of Spanish olive oil producers if prices do not rebound. Varied production forecasts and trade uncertainties make it unclear whether this will happen.
Jul. 17, 2019
Spain's Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food said that the European Commission had agreed to work with olive oil cooperatives to apply self-regulation measures.