European Commission

Brussels to Monitor Olive Oil Prices

Olive-producing countries are showing mixed signals in terms of prices and production despite the market’s relative stability, according to an EU commissioner.

International Shortage of Olive Oil to Be Compensated by Spain

European Union olive oil producers fared poorly this year. Spain, the notable exception, is well poised to make up the difference in the export market.
Special Report

EU Report Predicts Rise in Production While Consumption Slips

By 2030, the European Commission estimates that production and exports will rise from the major olive oil-producing EU countries, but consumption will sink as prices rise and lifestyles change.

Spain, E.U. React to U.S. Tariffs on Spanish Olives

"All possible options" are on the table as the European Commission decides how to react to US tariffs. In Andalusia, members of the provincial government have already set out to lobby Brussels and Madrid for action.
Olive Oil Times Special

Agreement Reached on New EU Organic Food Rules

After lengthy negotiations, EU negotiators have agreed on new rules for EU organic products.

Europe Introduces Food Inspection Rules to Tackle Fraud

New rules on food safety and inspection have been adopted by the European Parliament to tackle fraudulent practices in the food industry.
Special Report

Spanish Olive Oil to Help Fight Climate Change

The Spanish olive oil sector will lead a European project that will study the control of greenhouse gasses during climate change through the calculation of the environmental footprints of olive oil tree cultivation and oil production.

Croatian Island of Korcula Gets a PDO

Olive oil from the Croatian island of Korčula has been added to Europe's list of Protected Designations of Origin (PDO).