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Oct. 26, 2017

EU Measure Spares Monumental Trees as New Xylella Cases Emerge

New measures allow replanting trees in the infected area and allow the sparing of uncontaminated monumental olive trees. Meanwhile, new cases of infected plants have appeared further north.

Oct. 18, 2017

EU Report Predicts 45 percent Increase in Olive Oil Exports by 2026

The report outlines the current state of the European Union's olive and olive oil sector and examines challenges and future prospects.

Sep. 19, 2017

UK Calls for Action to Prevent Xylella's Arrival

Environment Secretary Michael Grove said Europe needs to step up its protection to halt the spread of the disease and demanded more checks on high-risk plants.

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.

Mar. 16, 2017

One Year After EU Allows Duty-Free Tunisian Imports, Italian Producers Assure Strict Controls

Assitol is pushing for transparency to dispel concerns over duty-free Tunisian imports while proposing the extension of computerized monitoring and supporting the new inter-trade organization to ensure more product guarantees.

Jan. 20, 2017

Project in Greece Converts Olive Cultivation Into a Climate Management Tool

For four years, the oLIVE CLIMA Project in Greece has tackled challenges posed by climate change in the Mediterranean by introducing innovative techniques to convert olive cultivation into a climate management tool.

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. 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.

Apr. 16, 2016

EU Committee Approves Elimination of 18-Month Shelf-Life on EVOO Labels

The Senate’s EU Policies Committee voted to implement a law that provides for the controversial elimination of the 18-month shelf-life on the label of extra virgin olive oil and indications of the origin.

Jan. 27, 2016

EU to Import 70,000 Tons of Duty-Free Tunisian Olive Oil to Help Recovery Since Terror Attacks

European Members of Parliament have endorsed a plan to help the Tunisian economy in the wake of last year’s terrorists attacks by allowing 70,000 tons of duty-free olive oil imports.

Dec. 17, 2015

Europe Approves Draft of New Rules to Prevent Spread of Plant Diseases

New reg­u­la­tions to curb the influx of killer plant pests such as the fatal olive tree dis­ease Xylella fas­tidiosa, have been pre­lim­i­nar­ily approved by mem­bers of the European Parliament. MEPs infor­mally agreed to the pack­age of new mea­sures dur­ing high-level talks in Luxembourg yes­ter­day, December 16. The interim deal intro­duces pre­ven­tive mea­sures for impor­tant plants,

Feb. 26, 2015

Croatian MEP Proposes New Quality Measures

The European Parliament has proposed measures for the evaluation of high-quality extra virgin olive oils to protect consumers and producers.

Jan. 27, 2015

After Bruising Season, Italy Combats Fraud and Invests in its Future

The minister of agriculture organized a meeting with stakeholders to "relaunch" a core sector of the Italian economy.

Dec. 9, 2014

New EU Labeling Laws Just in Time for Olive Oil's 'Black Year'

As unfriendly as the climate has been for olives, it's just right for olive oil fraud. New EU labeling laws aim to help consumers know whet they're getting.

Oct. 22, 2014

Italian Growers Sidelined While Dante Project Gets Public Funding

A public investment by the Italian Institute for Agro-industrial Development has been criticized by growers who were left out of the deal.

Oct. 21, 2014

Dcoop Acquires Cargill’s Share of Mercaoleo

The Spanish cooperative purchased Cargill's half of a joint venture that began in 2007, taking control of Mercaoleo's huge bottling plant.

Oct. 8, 2014

EU Rejects UK’s 'Traffic Light' Nutritional Labeling

Europe has rejected the U.K.'s food labeling system, which it says unfairly discriminates against healthful foods like olive oil.

Sep. 17, 2014

EU Leaders Urge Development of Organic Sector

The Eighth European Organic Congress met last week, focusing on the regulation needed to continue the burgeoning growth of the organic sector.

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