Aug. 27, 2012
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
A report projects the largest producers will have their ups and downs towards 2020. Only Spain is expected to experience a rise in production
May. 7, 2012
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. 2, 2012
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
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. 8, 2012
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.
Jan. 22, 2012
Spain is pushing for European Commission aid to bulk store extra virgin olive oil until its price improves and is debating other measures to improve quality and sustain the ailing sector.
Jan. 8, 2012
Italy's consortium of Italian olive oil producers, responded to consumers' concerns in the wake of 'Made in Italy' mislabeling claims.
Oct. 24, 2011
Proposals include limiting the subsidies large farms can receive, and allocating a fixed amount per hectare rather than according to the production history -- a change that would see France and Spain lose the most, according to reports.
Sep. 29, 2011
The European Commission announced today that it will provide private storage aid enabling up to 100,000 tons of Spanish virgin olive oil to be stored for six months.
Aug. 6, 2011
Food marketers are on notice as Europe gears up to ban thousands of claims on labels but the antioxidant effects of polyphenols in olive oil was among the few approved.
May. 27, 2011
Despite receiving a petition with 50,000 supporting signatures from Spain alone, the European Commission today stood firm on its rejection of calls for the introduction of private storage aid for olive oil.