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03.07.2009|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Estonia and Turkey develop agricultural cooperation

03.07.2009   On Monday, July 6, the Minister of Agriculture of Estonia, Helir-Valdor Seeder and the Minister of Turkey, H.E. Mehmet Mehdi Eker are meeting with the purpose to promote communication between the countries and sign a bilateral Memorandum of Understanding on agriculture....
01.07.2009|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Baltic ministers of agriculture try to increase the export of food products

01.07.2009   Today and tomorrow, the ministers of agriculture of the Baltic States are trying in Saaremaa to find ways to commonly increase the export of food products to third countries. Also, the countries´ positions on the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy after 2013 are introduced...
04.06.2009|Ministry of Rural Affairs

European fishermen tighten cooperation in Pärnu

04.06.2009   The representatives of fisheries areas of 20 European Union Member States gather to hotel Strand in Pärnu from Thursday to Saturday to find opportunities to tighten cooperation, in order to improve the living standard of fishing communities.    About 120 people...
11.05.2009|Ministry of Rural Affairs

The Executive Director of the European Food Safety Authority discussed cooperation possibilities with Estonian colleagues

11.05.2009   The executive director of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Catherine Geslain-Lanéelle, is visiting Estonia today, on 8th May, to meet with Estonian colleagues, exchange information and discuss possibilities for further cooperation.   During the meetings at...
24.04.2009|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Estonia supports the simplification of the Common Agricultural Policy

24.04.2009   Estonia together with many European Union Member States supports the simplification of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), so that it would become simpler and cheaper for the applicants and the administrators and clearer for the whole society.   Estonia joined also...
20.04.2009|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Hiiumaa cow keepers receive a million from the state

20.04.2009   Under special conditions, the cow keepers of Hiiumaa receive a million kroons from the state, in order to buy a milk tanker and therefore make more money for raw milk. The Minister of Agriculture Helir-Valdor Seeder signed the corresponding contract with the Rural Development...
23.03.2009|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Ministers of Agriculture expect a bigger support for the dairy sector from Europe

23.03.2009   Estonia together with other Member States expects the European Commission to take additional steps for the support of the dairy sector, because precisely that sector is endangered the most by the worsened economic situation.     At the European Union Agriculture...
09.03.2009|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Study visit of Romanian rural development experts

09.03.2009   A delegation of rural development experts were on a study visit to Estonia from March 2 - 7. The aim of the study visit was to learn about the implementation of EU legislation of an "older" Member State, get familiar with rural development, the Leader programme and the system of...
20.02.2009|Ministry of Rural Affairs

On the Baltic Sea trawling and coastal fishing

20.02.2009   On 18 February 2008, the Deputy Secretary General for Rural Development and Fisheries Policy Toomas Kevvai gave a speech for the European Parliament about the Baltic Sea trawling and coastal fishing. In his speech, he stressed the need for efficient surveillance on fishing and...
22.01.2009|Ministry of Rural Affairs

UN international natural fibers year begins on the background of Estonian textiles

22.01.2009   On January 22, UN International Year of Natural Fibers was opened in Rome, at the headquarters of UN Food and Agriculture Organization FAO. This event is celebrated through an exhibition of Estonian textiles made of natural fibers. The exhibition shows woolen, cotton, paper and...

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