Wed, 28 Sep 2011: Lithuanian food exporters discovering Chinese markets…

Until now, Lithuanian producers were forced to stay away from the Chinese market, unable to obtain the export permits necessary to step into China on their own. However, the Lithuanian Agricultu...

Wed, 30 Mar 2011: Shady deals tempt farmers…

It is based on just one letter from Agro Food Holding Lily and a few laconic presentations on the Internet. Therefore, the Agriculture Ministry treats such plans with great caution, and also urges...

Wed, 29 Aug 2007: Agriculture minister: Lithuania’s excessive milk purchases are harming L…

From the point of view of our farmers it is good, but it is very bad for the country's economy since our dairy companies, which are large taxpayers, are left without supplies," Roze said. As a re...

Wed, 4 Jul 2007: Russia drags out talks on Latvian sprats…

In the EU, by contrast, the norm is higher 's 5 micrograms per kilogram. Latvian sprat makers and Agriculture Ministry officials cried foul, since for years Russia paid no mind to the limit and, ...

Wed, 30 Aug 2006: Latvia not to sue EC over sugar reform…

Mills that decide to shut down must first pay a deposit to the tune of 120 percent of targeted compensation. Latvia's sugar mills and the Agriculture Ministry outwardly disapproved of the plan '...

Wed, 15 Mar 2006: Jelgava sugar mill decides to shut down…

Once production shuts down, Freifalts said that Jelgavas Cukurfabrika would receive some 22 's 27 million euros in compensation from the EU, while sugar beet farmers would receive up to an additio...

Wed, 4 Jan 2006: EU ‘definition’ of vodka angers local producers…

It's also about preserving the reputation and honor of our vodka," said Liviko Janek Kalvi, vice chairman of the association, said. The Agriculture Ministry said in its response that it supports t...

Wed, 5 Oct 2005: Ministry demands reimbursement from german bank…

The ministry commissioned an expert from Tallinn Technical University to investigate the problem. Once the exact flaws were identified, the Finance Ministry informed its contractual partner. Olavi...

Wed, 28 Sep 2005: Latvia to seek compensation for wet crops…

"The need for such compensation should be reviewed each year," he said. "This is one of the issues we are going to discuss with the EC."Regarding the use of domestic funds, the minister said, "Kno...

Thu, 4 Sep 2003: Pork prices still soaring…

He said that since the market protection measures were implemented the pricefor domestic pork has surged and the protection measures are thus no longerworking, as meat processing companies have cu...

Thu, 17 Jul 2003: Pork saga continues – with dubious results…

At the beginning of the year, OU Estonia had 10,000 pigs, but the number has now been brought down to half, he said.Madlene Vettik, press officer at Rakvere Lihakombinaat, a meat packer, said no c...

Thu, 30 Jan 2003: High sugar prices rankle confectioners…

Basic economic reasoning says we'd be better off somewhere else," said Juris Jonaitis, head of a supervisory council for the two companies.Laima and Staburadze have separate ownership but have mer...

Thu, 16 Dec 1999: Latvian pork tariff makes Estonia squeal…

18 and will last until Dec. 17, 2001. A study earlier this year showed that domestic pork industry's imports were down by 10 percent, with losses up by half.A specialist at the Estonian Agricultur...

Thu, 22 Jul 1999: Farmers’ protest falls on deaf ears…

Some 12 percent of the 3.7 million Lithuanians work in the agriculture sector, according to Jonas Rekesius, a spokesman for the Agriculture Ministry. All major farmers' organizations, including th...

Thu, 22 Jul 1999: Pork shortage threatens meatpacking firms…

But where does it all leave Latvia's meat processors?Firmly between a rock and a hard place. With fewer imports coming in and only local meat to satisfy Latvians' seemingly insatiable appetite for...

Thu, 11 Mar 1999: Vilnius remains rigid on customs…

Meanwhile, the Latvian government will decide whether to take any counter measures.Lithuania is reluctant to make any changes in its customs procedure, saying that it does not have to meet any WTO...

Thu, 4 Feb 1999: Summed up…

Trezins said he would understand if farmers wanted to check trucks that were carrying import cargo, but they were checking transit cargo in a "brutal manner" as well. EU FOODSTUFFS TO JUMP IN PRIC...

Thu, 7 Jan 1999: Latvia trims fat from pork imports…

"This is a wrong line to take from the point of view of Latvia's own interests."The Latvian cabinet of ministers decided Dec. 29 to support import quotas of 45 tons of pork and 13 tons of live pig...

Thu, 3 Dec 1998: Crisis highlights faults in free trade agreement…

After meeting with Agriculture Ministry officials Nov. 30, Kristopans urged Baltic governments to stick to the free trade agreement.But his predecessor, Ravins, spoke in favor of cutting Estonian ...

Thu, 19 Nov 1998: Summed up…

The U.S. company requested a lower price for electricity and asked to exempt it from equipment and raw material import taxes for 10 years. The Economics Ministry has not announced their stand on t...

Thu, 5 Nov 1998: Regulations to cut meat and dairy imports…

France is among the countries that have thus far failed to submit a list for the Agriculture Ministry's approval. "The EU regulations on imports are very strict. Only six Latvian milk processing c...

Thu, 22 Oct 1998: Deal will send Lithuanian food to Moscow…

13 brought some good news for Lithuanian food companies which export to Russia, as Agriculture Minister Edvardas Makelis and officials of Moscow's city food department wrapped up a deal to get Lit...

Thu, 15 Oct 1998: Cabinet moves to protect domestic producers…

The Lithuanian Agriculture Ministry's representatives said dairies would stop dumping by Oct. 10, and they have appeared to keep their promise. Aigars Kalvitis, chairman of the Central Union of La...
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