Press releases

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

New GMO rules get final Council approval

New EU rules allowing member states to ban or restrict the cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on their territory were formally adopted by the Council on 2 March 2015.

Published: 02.03.2015

The Minister of Agriculture discusses topical issues of agriculture and fisheries with French colleagues

Friday, February 20, during the official visit to Paris (France) the Minister of Agriculture of Latvia, Jānis Dūklavs met the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry of France, Stephane Le Foll...

Published: 23.02.2015

The Minister of Agriculture will discuss the priorities of Latvia’s Presidency in agriculture and fisheries with officials of France

Friday, February 20 and Saturday, February 21, the Minister of Agriculture of Latvia, Jānis Dūklavs will go on an official visit to Paris (France).   Jānis Dūklavs will meet the Minister of...

Published: 19.02.2015