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Forest Directors from EU Member emphasise the role of forests in sustainable future

Forest Directors from EU Member emphasise the role of forests in sustainable future

Riga, 19 June 2015 – On 18-19 June, the informal meeting of Forest Directors took place in Riga under the Latvian Presidency of EU Council. At the meeting, the participants discussed the results of...

Published: 19.06.2015

Forest Directors from EU Member States will share their experiences on sustainable forest management

On 18-19 June 18 to June under the Latvian Presidency of EU Council, an informal meeting of Forest Directors will be held in Riga. The meeting aims to discuss the results of the UN Forum for Forests...

Published: 17.06.2015

Main results of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council

Main results of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council

Luxembourg, 12 June 2015 Council position on organic farming The Council reached agreement on a general approach for a regulation on organic farming.   The proposal aims at revising the existing...

Published: 16.06.2015

Minister for Agriculture: EU is ready to provide further support for rural development and food supply in the world

The 39th session of the Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (UN FAO), under the Latvian Presidency of EU Council, has been finalised in Rome (Italy).

Published: 15.06.2015

Minister for Agriculture Jānis Dūklavs: sector of organic agriculture is thriving in the world

The 9th European Organic Congress that was held during the Latvian Presidency of the EU Council finalised discussions on the development of organic farming within the perspective of emerging EU...

Published: 12.06.2015

EU organic agriculture is awaiting ministerial decision

On Tuesday June 16, in Luxembourg, the Minister for Agriculture, Jānis Dūklavs will chair the meeting of the Council for Agriculture and Fisheries.   The Latvian Presidency is planning for the...

Published: 12.06.2015

European Organic Congress – on the eve of decision on the future of organic farming

On 10-12 June, during the Latvian Presidency of EU Council, the 9th European Organic Congress will take place in Riga. It will address the development of Latvian organic agriculture within the...

Published: 09.06.2015

The Minister for Agriculture in the FAO Conference stresses the link between agriculture and social protection

The Minister for Agriculture in the FAO Conference stresses the link between agriculture and social protection

From June 6 to 13 during the Latvian Presidency of the EU Council, in Rome, Italy, the 39th session of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Conference is held.

Published: 08.06.2015

Latvian Agriculture Minister to address world food and agricultural situation at UN FAO Conference

Riga, 5 June 2015 – On 6-13 June, during the Latvian Presidency of the EU Council the 39th session of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UN FAO) Conference will take place in Rome....

Published: 05.06.2015

Experts from EU Member States deliberated in Latvia on forest reproduction material

On June 2 to June 3, during the Latvian Presidency of EU Council, the EU experts working group meeting on forest reproductive material was held at the Ministry of Agriculture.

Published: 03.06.2015

EU Ministers debate the future of organic agriculture

EU Ministers debate the future of organic agriculture

Riga, 2 June, 2015 – An informal meeting of the Council of Ministers for Agriculture was held on 1-2 June in Riga, where Latvian side, representing the Presidency of the EU Council, initiated...

Published: 02.06.2015

Latvian Presidency at an informal EU Council meeting in Latvia will focus on organic agriculture

On June 1 to June 2, the informal Council of Ministers for Agriculture will be held in Riga where the Latvian Presidency will initiate discussions on the current situation on organic agriculture and...

Published: 27.05.2015