EU agriculture commissioner to visit Latvia on Tuesday

  • 2022-04-25
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - The European Union's (EU) Commissioner for Agriculture, Janusz Wojciechowski, is due to visit Latvia this Tuesday, LETA was told at the Latvian Agriculture Ministry. 

On Tuesday morning, the EU commissioner will meet with Agriculture Minister Kaspars Gerhards (National Alliance). Their meeting is expected to focus on the situation in the Latvian and European agricultural sector in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The officials will also discuss the European Commission's commentaries to Latvia on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Strategic Plan from 2023. 

As LETA was told at the Agriculture Ministry, Gerhards said earlier that following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the content of EU member states' national CAP strategies must be regarded in the context of the new geopolitical situation and brought in line with the long-term goals of the EU and its member states, as well as the new challenges facing the world. 

Later, Commissioner Wojciechowski and Gerhards will meet with representatives of Latvian agricultural NGOs. 

In the afternoon, the EU commissioner and the Latvian minister will visit the Vaidelotes farm in Code parish, Bauska municipality, and the Rudeni farm in Sesava parish, Jelgava municipality. 

Marking Earth Day, the officials will plant linden trees in the historical park of Lielplatone Manor in Jelgava municipality.