Subsidies could be introduced

  • 2000-04-13
RIGA (LETA) - After lifting measures for the protection of the domestic pork market in Latvia, subsidies for Latvian pig breeders could be allocated for one year.

As Prime Minister Andris Skele said at a meeting April 6 with regional press representatives, the solution was proposed by Minister of Agriculture Aigars Kalvitis.

The prime minister emphasized the key necessity of achieving increased milk quotas from the European Union. In the future, Skele will travel to Brussels in order to discuss agriculture matters with representatives of the European Commission.

The prime minister reminded that Estonia signed an agreement with the EU and received higher quotas.

It was reported that Kalvitis said, if Latvia does not catch up with Estonia in negotiations with the EU over new dairy production quotas, Latvia's dairy sector will face a catastrophe.