Financing EU’s agricultural policy and fisheries in the next budget for 2021-27

The European common agricultural policy, CAP is strategically important in ensuring food supply and product’s security in the EU. An adequate financial support for CAP in general (with € 391 billion) as well as for rural and agricultural sectors is vital for achieving the green growth and sustainable agricultural production and fisheries.

Managing COVID-19: additional support for science and innovation

To succeed against the coronavirus, the states must see the socio-economic aspects and the most optimal ways in using available funds, explore modern technological solutions, first of all to monitor the spread of diseases and provide a better care for patients. These means, secondly, use of numerous digital solutions and technologies’ applications, e.g. telemedicine, open […]

Support for Latvian farmers

European Commission has approved Latvian scheme to support companies active in the primary agricultural production sector affected by the coronavirus outbreak in a volume of €1.5 million. Now it is the competence of Latvian authorities to evenly distribute the allowed support for most needed. In this way the EU assists the states in national support […]

Modernising the EU’s legislation: Commission’s initiative

The European Commission has launched the Fit for Future Platform, F4F as the high-level expert group, which will help the Commission to simplify existing EU laws and reduce administrative burden for citizens and businesses. It will also help ensure that the EU legislation remains future-proof and tackling numerous new global and European challenges.

Vital and profitable: European food quality

European food is famous for being safe, nutritious and of high quality. Traditional production methods contribute to the EU objective of becoming a global leader for sustainability in food production. The European quality-signs, such as PDO, PGI and GI has proved that sales value of a product with protected names doubled on average than the […]

Learning by good examples

While Latvian authorities are trying to find to mitigate post-virus’ consequences, Turiba University arranged an online conference on perspective Latvian growth patterns. Taking Singapore as an example (widely known as “the Asian’s tiger”, which during about 50 years turned from a “third country” to a leading global economy), the participants wondered what can be done […]