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Apr. 29, 2020

European Geographical Indicators Valued at More Than $80 Billion

A study from the European Commission found that extra virgin olive oils make up $326 million of the total value of European geographical indicators. PDO and PGI oils from Spain and Italy account for nearly 40 percent of that amount.

Feb. 12, 2020

Italian Producers Shortchanged in EU Funding

Italian farmers say recent rounds of funding were directed mainly to their competitors in Spain, Greece and Portugal.

Jan. 27, 2020

EU Aid Not Helping Croatians, Official Says

The third tendering period for European Union producers seeking private storage aid for olive oil has just opened. However, one Croatian olive oil official argues that the aid does not help producers in small countries.

Aug. 29, 2019

EU Agriculture Commissioner Pledges Support for Spanish Olive Sector

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

Brussels Will Work With Spanish Cooperatives on Self-Regulation

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.

Jun. 4, 2019

The European Commission to Monitor Prices of Agricultural Goods

E.U. member states will have to send prices of products regularly to the Commission. Prices will be sent once a week for olive oil and once a month for organic olive oil and table olives.

Apr. 26, 2019

EU Olive Oil Exports to Reach Record Levels

The European Commission predicts that high worldwide demand combined with decreased production in non-E.U. countries will result in record E.U. exports for 2018/2019.

Apr. 18, 2019

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.

Jan. 17, 2019

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.

Jan. 8, 2019

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.

Jul. 13, 2018

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.

Jul. 17, 2017

Agreement Reached on New EU Organic Food Rules

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

Mar. 22, 2017

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.

Jan. 10, 2017

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.

Oct. 6, 2016

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).

Aug. 18, 2016

Apulia Presents EU with Draft Law to Tackle Xf

Apulian President Michele Emiliano met with the EU minister of agriculture to share strategies against the spread of Xylella fastidiosa bacterium and request the closure of infringement procedures.

Aug. 15, 2016

A Smear Campaign Against Tunisian Olive Oil

Tunisian representatives and others are speaking out about a campaign to tarnish the reputation of the country's olive oil after Europe raised import limits to help with its economic recovery.

Aug. 1, 2016

Europe Opens New Infringement Procedure Over Italy's Handling of Xylella

Italy has 60 days to respond to a formal letter and take steps to implement the requirements imposed by the European Commission.

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