Press releases

Fisheries control – fundamental for Common Fisheries Policy implementation

Fisheries control – fundamental for Common Fisheries Policy implementation

On 27-28 April, under the Latvian Presidency of the EU Council, an informal meeting of Directors-General and attachés for fisheries from the EU Member States in Jūrmala during discussed changes to...

Published: 28.04.2015

Assessing the inclusion of agriculture and forestry in climate change policy

Assessing the inclusion of agriculture and forestry in climate change policy

On 22-23 April, during the Latvian Presidency of the EU Council, the Latvian Ministry of Agriculture hosted a meeting of the Expert Group on Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) in Riga....

Published: 23.04.2015

Main results of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council

Main results of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council

Multiannual plan for the Baltic Sea   The Council reached agreement on a general approach for a regulation establishing a multiannual plan for the stocks of cod, herring and sprat in the Baltic Sea...

Published: 21.04.2015

EU and Eastern European partner countries will establish a closer cooperation in the area of agricultural advisory system

EU and Eastern European partner countries will establish a closer cooperation in the area of agricultural advisory system

Riga, 16 April 2015 – Strengthening of rural and agricultural advisory systems that are vitally important for  economic development of every country, and establishing a closer cooperation with EU...

Published: 20.04.2015

Latvian Presidency endeavors to reach an agreement in the EU Council of Ministers on Multiannual fishing plan for Baltic Sea

On Monday April 20, Jānis Dūklavs, the Minister for Agriculture, will chair the meeting of EU Council of Ministers for Agriculture and Fisheries in Luxembourg.   

Published: 17.04.2015

EU and Eastern Partnership States to share experience and practices in rural advisory systems

On 15-16 April in Riga, the International Conference “Rural and Agricultural Advisory Systems (RAAS): Best Practices and Experiences in the Eastern Partnership” will bring together high-level rural...

Published: 13.04.2015

Political agreement reached on transposition of recommendations in fisheries

Political agreement reached on transposition of recommendations in fisheries

Riga, March 27, 2015 – Thursday March 26, negotiating with the European Parliament, the Latvian Presidency of the EU Council reached the agreement on transposition into EU regulatory acts of...

Published: 27.03.2015

EU Chief Veterinary Officers discuss animal health issues

EU Chief Veterinary Officers discuss animal health issues

Riga, 27 March 2015 – On 25-27 March, an informal meeting of the EU Chief Veterinary Officers took place in Riga under the Latvian Presidency of the EU Council.

Published: 27.03.2015

Biosecurity – fundament for animal health

Riga, 24 March 2015 – On 23-24 March, a seminar entitled “Biosecurity – Fundament for Animal Health” addressing the most successful solutions for controlling animal infectious diseases took place in...

Published: 24.03.2015

More effective solutions to animal infectious disease control will be sought

On Monday 23 and Tuesday 24, in Riga, at the Latvian National Library, a seminar will take place “Biosafety – fundament for animal health”. The seminar will consider the most successful solutions to...

Published: 19.03.2015

EU Ministers for Agriculture talk over Regulation on organic farming and CAP simplification

EU Ministers for Agriculture talk over Regulation on organic farming and CAP simplification

On Monday, March 16, the Minister of Agriculture, Jānis Dūklavs chaired the meeting of EU Council of Ministers for Agriculture and Fisheries.   During the meeting, the Ministers addressed the...

Published: 16.03.2015

The meeting of AGRIFISH will discuss the regulation on organic agriculture and simplification of CAP

On Monday March 16, in Brussels, the Minister of Agriculture Jānis Dūklavs will chair the meeting of EU Council of Ministers for Agriculture and Fisheries (AGRIFISH) .  

Published: 12.03.2015