Press releases

Latvia obtains a promise from the European Commission on support measures for fishermen after introduction of the ban on cod fishing

On October 14, after long discussions, shortly after midnight, the EU Council of Ministers for Agriculture and Fisheries, in Luxembourg, adopted the Regulation on fishing opportunities in the Baltic...

Published: 16.10.2019

Catch quotas for 2020 in the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Riga

On October 14 and 15, Jānis Grasbergs, the Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, will participate in the EU Council of Ministers for Agriculture and Fisheries in Luxemburg, where...

Published: 11.10.2019

Kaspars Gerhards: “EU environmental and climate requirements must be commensurate to the support funding for farmers to fulfill these requirements”

Kaspars Gerhards: “EU environmental and climate requirements must be commensurate to the support funding for farmers to fulfill these requirements”

Tuesday, September 24, Kaspars Gerhards, the Minister for Agriculture participated in an informal meeting of the European Union Ministers for Agriculture and Fisheries in Helsinki, hosted by the...

Published: 26.09.2019

Kaspars Gerhards, the Minister: „It is essential to motivate farmers to implement climate measures by offering effective solutions in cost terms”

Tuesday, September 24, Kaspars Gerhards, the Minister for Agriculture, will participate in an informal meeting of the European Union Ministers for Agriculture and Fisheries in Helsinki, hosted by the...

Published: 20.09.2019

Ministers for Agriculture of the Baltic States and Poland have signed a joint cooperation declaration

Ministers for Agriculture of the Baltic States and Poland have signed a joint cooperation declaration

DECLARATION   On September 5, 2019, Kaspars Gerhards, the Minister for Agriculture, in Warsaw, met Jan Krzysztof Ardanowski, the Polish Minister for Agriculture and Rural development, Mart Jarvik,...

Published: 06.09.2019

Ministers for Agriculture of Baltic States and Poland will agree on the further joint opinion in their struggle for an equal approach to all the farmers of the EU Member States

On Thursday, September 5, in Warsaw, Kaspars Gerhards, the Minister for Agriculture will meet Jan Krzysztof Ardanowski, the Polish Minister for Agriculture and Rural development, Mart Jarvik, the...

Published: 03.09.2019

Kaspars Gerhards, the Minister for Agriculture: The requirements proposed by the European Commission must not reduce competitiveness of Latvian farmers

“According to the existing conditions, farmers are daily meeting a sizeable totality of compulsory requirements. Introduction of new requirements will entail higher costs.

Published: 22.07.2019

K.Gerhards, the Minister for Agriculture: The environmental requirements in agriculture must comply with CAP funding

On Monday, July 15, Kaspars Gerhards, the Minister for Agriculture, will participate in the EU Council of Ministers for Agriculture and Fisheries in Brussels, in the ongoing discussion of Ministers...

Published: 22.07.2019

Kaspars Gerhards, the Minister for Agriculture: Catch quotas and policy reforms should not affect the development of fisheries

On June 18 and 19, Kaspars Gerhards, the Minister for Agriculture will participate in the EU Council of Ministers for Agriculture and Fisheries in Luxembourg, where Member States will start...

Published: 17.06.2019

Kaspars Gerhards, the Minister for Agriculture, in his interview to the portal “Politico” points out the unfair EU support to farmers of the Baltic States

In the beginning of June, Kaspars Gerhards, the Minister for Agriculture, while participating in the informal Council of Ministers for Agriculture and Fishery in Bucharest (Romania), in his interview...

Published: 06.06.2019

Kaspars Gerhards: Development of bioeconomics requires an appropriate EU funding

From June 2 to June 4, Kaspars Gerhards, the Minister for Agriculture, while on a working visit to Bucharest (Romania), will participate in an informal Council of the EU Ministers for Agriculture and...

Published: 03.06.2019

Kaspars Gerhards: It is important for Baltic States to come to an agreement on a joint position in protection of farmers’ interests

On May 30 and 31, Kaspars Gerhards, the Minister for Agriculture will pay a working visit to Trakai (Lithuania) where he will meet Giedrius Surplys, the Lithuanian Minister for Agriculture and Mart...

Published: 29.05.2019