European Union

May. 17, 2023

Global Olive Oil Production Predicted to Rebound

USDA economists project that production will rise in Europe and Tunisia.

May. 16, 2023

Europe Pressures U.S. to Drop Trump-Era Tariffs

As the E.U. attempts to compel American compliance at the World Trade Organization, Spanish table olive producers prepare to take on the Commerce Department in court.

May. 16, 2023

Food Labeling Debate Reignites as Romania Bans Nutri-Score

The ban comes as a Nutri-Score algorithm update penalized artificially sweetened beverages.

Apr. 4, 2023

Drought Expected to Hit Europe Again, Scientists Warn

Dry weather is expected to persist in much of Europe throughout the summer, especially in the central and Mediterranean regions.

Feb. 6, 2023

Organic Producers Take Eco-Score Labels to Court

IFOAM brings a lawsuit accusing Eco-Score labeling of being unfair to organic production and misleading to consumers.

Feb. 4, 2023

Europe Launches Initiative to Save Pollinators

The newly-proposed strategy aims at stopping the decline in pollinators by creating a ban on some pesticides and passing new agricultural measures.

Dec. 12, 2022

E.U. to Halt Imports Derived from Deforestation

By adopting the new regulation, European legislators hope to inform global goods production and safeguard forests.

Dec. 12, 2022

EU Protects 10 Geographical Indications from Latin American Countries

Aceituna de Tacna, olives produced in the Tacna region of Peru, are one of the food products to be protected from imitation in European Union countries.

Dec. 9, 2022

Europe Puts Off Decision on Food Labeling

An Italian European Parliament member said the decision has been removed from the 2023 legislative agenda and is unlikely to be taken up again before 2024.

Dec. 9, 2022

Greece to Overtake Italy as Europe’s Second-Largest Olive Oil Producer

Poor harvests in Western Europe contrast bumper crops in Greece and the Balkan Peninsula.

Nov. 30, 2022

Europe Rolls Out New Rules Governing Olive Oil Quality

Brussels reviewed olive oil classifications, labeling and marketing. The simplified rules aim at a more homogeneous E.U. olive oil market.

Nov. 17, 2022

Temperatures Rising Faster in Europe than Anywhere Else, Report Finds

The increase in annual average temperature poses an increasing theat to agriculture, health and the economy across the continent, a new report concludes.

Nov. 14, 2022

E.U. Announces Measures to Ensure Fertilizer Supply, Lower Costs

The Commission's plans include excluding fertilizer producers from natural gas rationing, financial aid for farmers and the liberalization of international fertilizer trade.

Jul. 18, 2022

A Plan to Decarbonize Europe

After lengthy negotiations, the European Union is one step closer to the goal of becoming carbon neutral within 2050.

Jul. 11, 2022

Trade Group Opposes Proposed Retail Sales of Bulk Olive Oil in Europe

Consumers and environmental associations advocate retail sales of olive oil in bulk in the E.U. as a more environmental-friendly practice. Fedolive strongly disagrees.

Jul. 6, 2022

New European Label Recognizes Health Benefits of High-Polyphenol EVOOs

The goal of the Aristoil Plus project is to improve olive oil quality among its members and promote olive oil as a nutraceutical food to consumers.

Jun. 17, 2022

Brussels Wants at Least €53B for European Agriculture in 2023

The funding will be used to mitigate the impacts of the global food security crisis, invest in sustainable agriculture and prevent environmental degradation.

Jun. 15, 2022

Italian and Croatian Olive Growers Test New Carbon Credit Project

Over the three-year duration of the project, 160 farmers covering 1,877 hectares sequestered 6,500 tons of greenhouse gas emissions.

May. 4, 2022

Europe Inaugurates Climate Dashboard for Olive, Grape and Wheat Farmers

The new dashboard will provide short-term weather and long-term climate data to help farmers plant new groves, anticipate future challenges and prepare better for pests and diseases.

May. 4, 2022

Olive Oil Market Stable in E.U. Short-Term Outlook

Despite the war in Ukraine, olive oil prices are expected to remain steady. E.U.production and consumption will rise. Exports will fall.

Mar. 8, 2022

European Parliament Recommends Adoption of Europe-Wide Food Labels

The recommendation comes from a report outlining ways in which the European Union can increase its commitment to cancer prevention.