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United Nation Forum on Forests agrees on implementation of a more effective forest management

From May 4 to 15, in New York, associated with the Latvian Presidency of the EU Council, the 11th session of the U.N. Forest Forum was being held. Participants of the Forum were working on the joint...

Published: 19.05.2015

The Minister for Agriculture: Good forest management is the basis for a dynamic development of the sector

The Minister for Agriculture: Good forest management is the basis for a dynamic development of the sector

From May 4 to 15, during the Latvian Presidency of the EU Council, in New York, USA, the 11th session of the U.N. Forest Forum is being held. Participants of the Forum are working on the joint...

Published: 13.05.2015

Main results of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council

Main results of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council

Council position on organic farming Brussels, May 12, 2015 – The Council on May 11 discussed the proposal for a regulation on organic farming in view of a general approach.

Published: 12.05.2015

Latvian Presidency will ask Member States to approve conclusions for CAP simplification

On Monday May 11, in Brussels, the Minister for Agriculture, Jānis Dūklavs will chair the meeting of the EU Council of Ministers for Agriculture and Fisheries.  

Published: 08.05.2015

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