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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...
21.01.2009|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Farmers are reliable clients for banks

21.01.2009   At the meeting with Estonian Banking Association Chairman Aivar Rehe, it was concluded that farmers are one of the most reliable client groups for banks, who have not yet found themselves in great difficulties.   The Minister of Agriculture Helir-Valdor Seeder,...
20.01.2009|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Food shortage calls for greater cooperation between countries

20.01.2009   During the first international summit of agriculture ministers, which took place last week in Berlin, Germany, in the framework of the international agriculture, horticulture and food exhibition Grüne Woche, the representatives of countries all over the world adopted a...
15.01.2009|Ministry of Rural Affairs

The International Green Week begins in Berlin

15.01.2009   The agriculture, horticulture and food exhibition International Green Week (Internationale Grüne Woche) is opened today in Germany, Berlin. The exhibition is opened until January 25 and also Estonia is represented with its national stand.   A conference of agriculture...
19.12.2008|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Safety and quality of agricultural products was the topic for the last Council of Ministers in 2008

19.12.2008   The meeting of EU agriculture and fisheries ministers, which took place on 18 - 19 December in Brussels, was the last meeting of the Council of Ministers during the French presidency.   The Council discussed about the green paper of agricultural products quality,...
27.11.2008|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Minister of Agriculture Helir-Valdor Seeder presented the decorations of the ministry and recognized the best cooperation partner

27.11.2008   The Minister of Agriculture Helir-Valdor Seeder presented yesterday, on 27 November, at the public ceremony dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the Ministry of Agriculture the ministry´s decorations and recognized the best cooperation partner.   Altogether 14 people...
20.11.2008|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Agreement on the proposed modifications of the European Union Common Agricultural Policy was reached by the morning

20.11.2008   At the European Union Council of Agriculture Ministers meeting in Brussels, which lasted all through the night and finished at 9 am local time this morning, an agreement was reached after long hours of discussions on the Health Check of the Common Agricultural Policy. The...
13.11.2008|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Ernst & Young: the implementation of rural development support so far has been successful

13.11.2008   According to the follow-up assessment of Estonian Rural Development Plan for the period 2004 - 2006, conducted by the auditing and consultation cmpany Ernst and Young, the goals of the development plan have been achieved. According to the auditors, support has fulfilled the...
29.10.2008|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Seeder met with the Minister of Agriculture of Turkey

29.10.2008   Today, the Minister of Agriculture, Helir-Valdor Seeder met with his Turkish colleague Mehmet Mehdi Eker. The topic of the meeting was the Turkish preparation process for the accession to the European Union and Estonian pre-accession experiences.   Helir-Valdor Seeder...
28.10.2008|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Seeder presented the Estonian proposals for changes in the Common Agricultural Policy

28.10.2008   On Tuesday, at the Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting in Luxembourg, the Minister of Agriculture, Helir-Valdor Seeder presented the Estonian positions regarding proposals for change in the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).   In the legislative proposals of the...

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