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17.03.2008|Ministry of Rural Affairs

The Agriculture Ministers of the European Union are discussing the proposals for change of the Common Agricultural Policy

17.03.2008   Today, on March 17, the Minster of Agriculture, Helir-Valdor Seeder is participating at the session of the European Union Agriculture and Fisheries Council starting at 11 am in Brussels, where the "health check" of the CAP is under discussion.   The Council wishes to...
17.03.2008|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Presidency: EU Agriculture Ministers adapt Common Agricultural Policy

18.03.2008   At the meeting of the EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council, chaired by Slovenian Minister of Agriculture Iztok Jarc, the Ministers adopted Council conclusions regarding the Commission communication on the 'health check' of the CAP reform. Review of the common agricultural policy...
17.03.2008|Ministry of Rural Affairs

European Commission: Council approves 2 percent increase in milk quotas from April 2008

17.03.2008   European Union agriculture ministers today approved the European Commission's proposal for a 2 percent increase in milk quotas beginning on 1 April 2008 to meet growing demand both within the European Union and on global markets. The increase, a total of 2.84 million tonnes,...
13.03.2008|Ministry of Rural Affairs

European Commission: EU public continues to be highly favourable towards recent agricultural policy reforms

13.03.2008   For the second year running, EU citizens have given a strong endorsement to recent changes to EU farm policy. This is one of the main findings of a poll examining the attitudes of citizens to agriculture and the Common Agricultural Policy. This survey, following on from a...
11.03.2008|Ministry of Rural Affairs

"Estonian vodka" is a protected geographical indication in the European Union

11.03.2008   The European Parliament and Council have enforced a new regulation on spirit drinks and it will be applied starting 20 May 2008. With this regulation, "Estonian vodka" is a protected geographical indication. The European Commission has been very obliging and has already...
04.03.2008|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Seeder is on a visit to Finland and is meeting with the Minister of Agriculture of Finland Sirkka-Liisa Anttila

The Minister of Agriculture Helir-Valdor Seeder is on a visit to Finland on March 4-5. During the visit he meets the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland Sirkka-Liisa Anttila. Seeder will introduce the Estonian positions on the changes of the common agricultural policy to the Finnish...
03.03.2008|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Estonia may gain success in producing bioenergy already during the next few coming years

The 3-day international conference "Bioenergy and Bioenergy 2008", which took place last week, brought many international experts to Tallinn. Over 20 foreign speakers gave an overview about the production of biomass and bioenergy in Lithuania, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, USA and elsewhere....
03.03.2008|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Ministers of Agriculture Barnier and Seeder: reaching a compromise on the changes of the agriculture policy is possible

Today, at the meeting of Helir-Valdor Seeder and the French Minister of Agriculture Michel Barnier, main attention was targeted to the issues of food market stabilisation, crisis management and also reaching a political agreement concerning the changes of the common agricultural policy (CAP...
27.02.2008|Ministry of Rural Affairs

Alternative energy choices - a challenge

A 3-day international conference "Biomass and Bioenergy 2008" was opened at the Estonian Fairs Centre today, on February 27th. Of late years, the problem of energy supply has become one of the most discussed subjects and alternative energy choices the biggest challenge. Opening the conference,...