Oct. 26, 2017
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
The report outlines the current state of the European Union's olive and olive oil sector and examines challenges and future prospects.
Mar. 22, 2017
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
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
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. 1, 2016
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
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
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
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,
Jan. 27, 2015
The minister of agriculture organized a meeting with stakeholders to "relaunch" a core sector of the Italian economy.
Dec. 9, 2014
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
A public investment by the Italian Institute for Agro-industrial Development has been criticized by growers who were left out of the deal.
Oct. 8, 2014
Europe has rejected the U.K.'s food labeling system, which it says unfairly discriminates against healthful foods like olive oil.