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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

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