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Lithuania considering to partially compensate dairy, meat producers for losses

Lithuania considering to partially compensate dairy, meat producers for losses

20.08.2014

The Government of Lithuania will consider to partially compensate dairy and meat producers for losses, informs LETA/ELTA.

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Free mandatory registration of pigs announced in Lithuania

Free mandatory registration of pigs announced in Lithuania

20.08.2014

A mandatory requirement has been announced in Lithuania to register all pigs by 15 September, 2014. Registration will be free of charge, reports LETA/ELTA.

Latvian dairy producers could receive EUR 13 mln by end-2014

Latvian dairy producers could receive EUR 13 mln by end-2014

20.08.2014

Because of Russia's embargo on import of dairy products, Latvian dairy farms and companies could receive aid in the amount of EUR 13 million already this September or October, Agriculture Minister Janis Duklavs (Greens and Farmers' Union) said during the Latvian Agricultural Organizations' Cooperation Council meeting today, informs LETA/Nozare.lv.


Development and support of system for safety of food products in compliance with EU requirements HACCP

Development and support of system for safety of food products in compliance with EU requirements HACCP

20.08.2014

Regardless of the business activity of a company working in the sphere of food products, it’s main aim is the safety of food products offered to the consumer. Therefore it is vitally important to develop and implement a management system which will procure the safety of food products t all stages starting with the production thereof and ending with storing and selling.

Latvian government has earmarked certain amounts to help farmers

Latvian government has earmarked certain amounts to help farmers

20.08.2014

Certain amounts have been earmarked in the state budget that could be used to aid the agriculture sector following Russia's food embargo, however, it is too early to mention any amounts, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma (Unity) said in an interview with the LNT show "900 sekundes" this morning, informs LETA.

20.08.2014

MFA meets with head of office at Croatia's embassy in Vilnius

The meeting between Lithuania's Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevicius and Head of the Office of the Embassy of Republic of Croatia in Vilnius Davor Vidis on Tuesday focused on bilateral relations, aspects of European energy security and the situation in Ukraine, reports LETA/ELTA.

20.08.2014

Gasum and Alexela present new LNG terminal options to EU Commission

Finnish energy company Gasum Oy and Estonian energy company AS Alexela Energia presented yesterday at the European Commission the alternative models of cooperation of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal to be built by the Gulf of Finland, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.

20.08.2014

Research center: Merkel's opinion on military solidarity good signal for Latvia

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's opinion on military solidarity can be considered a good signal for Latvia and the rest of the Baltic countries, Center for East European Policy Studies CEO Andis Kudors told LETA.

20.08.2014

Estonian Air updates survival plan

The council of Estonian national carrier Estonian Air approved on Tuesday of the company's new restructuring plan, which was forwarded to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, who should in turn send it to the European Commission's Competition Office, LETA/Postimees Online reports.

19.08.2014

Climate plan in Estonia prescribes reduction of oil shale energy pollution by 2050

The Estonian government decided last week in favour of a strategy that reduces CO2 emissions in Estonia by 75% by the year 2050 as compared to 1990; according to the Minister of the Environment, the trend could be in the direction of less polluting oil shale use, LETA/Eesti Päevaleht reports.

19.08.2014

Latvian president: Germany expressed readiness to protect Baltic borders

Germany has expressed readiness to ensure protection of the borders of Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Poland, President Andris Berzins confirmed to LETA after a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday.

19.08.2014

Eastern European crime gang steals 120 BMW cars in Northern Ireland to ship to Latvia

An eastern European crime gang has allegedly stolen 120 expensive BMW automobiles in Northern Ireland and shipped their parts to Latvia, informs BBC/LETA.

19.08.2014

Grybauskaite: peace is necessary for Ukraine and Europe

President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite met with the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Oleksandr Turchynov, to discuss the security situation in Ukraine and the European Union, ratification of the association agreement, and implementation of European reforms that are needed for the country's development, reports BC presidential press service.

19.08.2014

Estonia and Finland submit financing application for Balticconnector studies

AS EG Võrguteenus and Gasum OY submitted to the European Commission the application for financing of studies for the Balticconnector gas pipeline linking Estonian and Finnish gas transmission grids, LETA/Postimees Online reports.

19.08.2014

EU Commission's fruit and vegetable support to benefit Estonians indirectly

The European Commission announced on Monday that it will give the European Union's fruit and vegetable growers 125 million euros to help them cope with the impact of the Russian sanctions; the Estonian Ministry of Agriculture said that such a measure will reduce the risk of abnormal price fluctuations at our market too, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.

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