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Thursday, 18.09.2014, 04:36
"Killing wild boars will not control their population," the head of the Food and Veterinary Service (FVS) Maris Balodis said in an interview with the Latvian Television show "Rita panorama" today, cites LETA/Nozare.lv.
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Following Latvia's proposal, the European Commission has reviewed the stipulated restrictions on territories hit by African swine fever, and decided that the new amendments will allow transport of live pigs and pork from these territories, the Agriculture Ministry's representatives informed the business portal Nozare.lv, cites LETA.
In order to differentiate export risks and find more stable markets, and taking into account the unpredictable situation in Russia, the grain processing company Rigas dzirnavnieks has begun exporting its products to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the company's spokesman Zilvinas Pakeltis informed the business portal Nozare.lv, cites LETA.
Estonian Agriculture Minister Ivari Padar said in Estonian national television ETV's morning programme on Monday that the African swine flu that is spreading in Estonia will lead to a drop in prices of meat, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
32 companies affected by the Russia sanctions have turned to the State Revenue Service (SRS) with a request for tax holidays, the Revenue Service informed the business information portal Nozare.lv, cites LETA.
African swine plague has been officially registered in Estonia in two wild boars and although the state has tightened control on pig farms, especially in South-Estonia, no ban on pig exports is currently planned, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
European Commissioner for agriculture and rural development Dacian Ciolos who is visiting Lithuania has informed that the European Union will double the funds for the search of new markets allocated to the countries affected by the Russian embargo, informs LETA/ELTA.