35,000 Tons of Stolen Syrian Olive Oil May Already Be in EuropeThis figure represents about half of the olive oil that has reportedly smuggled out from Afrin. A new pro-Turkish ally in the occupied Syrian territory denies the oil "was stolen" at all.
Europe Challenges US Tariffs on Spanish OlivesThe E.U. has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization, but the short-staffed trade entity faces a massive backlog. Spanish olive producers face an uncertain future with a December 2019 deadline looming.