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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.

Dec. 15, 2012

Spain Denies it Produces Too Much Olive Oil

Spain disagreed with European Commission forecasts that it would end 2020 with an unsold stock of 881,000 tons of olive oil.

Nov. 20, 2012

European Producers Group Backs More Testing, Labeling Changes

At a meeting last week of European farmers, there was some support for measures in the proposed European "olive oil action plan."

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. 27, 2012

Report Forecasts Olive Oil Prospects for Spain, Italy, Greece

A report projects the largest producers will have their ups and downs towards 2020. Only Spain is expected to experience a rise in production

Aug. 6, 2012

New Report Takes Pulse of EU Olive Oil Farms

The average income on olive oil farms has been on a slide and is significantly lower than the average for other farms, according to a new report.

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. 29, 2012

Olive Oil Quality Issues Raised at European Advisory Group Meeting

The importance of addressing potential contaminates in olive oil was among the issues raised at this month’s meeting of the Advisory group on Olives.

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. 7, 2012

Producer Prices Lowest Since 2009

The latest round of subsidized olive oil storage has failed to rally prices, which the International Olive Council says remain at their lowest levels since 2009.

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.

May. 7, 2012

European Commission Advisory Group Told Panel Tests 'Not Sustainable'

Concerns with the olive oil panel test were aired at the last meeting of the European Commission’s Advisory Group on Olives and Derived Products.

Apr. 25, 2012

Greek Olive Oil Mills on the Road to Perdition

The European Commission has decided to find solutions for the troubled olive oil sector in Europe. Mills in Greece stagnate, and it is more than urgent to overcome their structural problems.

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.

Apr. 2, 2012

Olive Regions Work on Joint Strategy to Maintain EU Subsidies

A new olive oil lobby group is urgently preparing a position paper to protect its members from threatended subsidy cuts by the European Commission.

Feb. 29, 2012

Spanish Producers Call Moroccan Olive Oil Trade Deal a 'Disaster'

Moroccan olive oil producers say Spain should not be so afraid of a wider EU-Morocco free trade deal - at least for now - because the US market is their main target.

Feb. 23, 2012

Think Twice About Antioxidant Claims

One of few food label claims to survive a rigorous European review was the antioxidant effect of olive polyphenols, news that saw the olive extract sector surge. But nutrition expert John Finley counsels caution on such claims.

Feb. 8, 2012

EU Offers Olive Oil Storage Aid Amid Tumbling Prices

The European Commission is set to subsidize the temporary storage of 100,000 tons of olive oil in a bid to bolster dismal farm-gate prices.