Vytenis Andriukaitis

EC will have to hear Lithuania’s request for damages compensation to farmers

The European Commission (EC) will have to examine the Lithuanian request for assistance in partial compensation of damages incurred by the country’s farmers due to heavy rainfall, says commissioner Vytenis Povilas Andriukaitis of Lithuania. […]

Harvesting in Lithuania

President says gets Juncker’s assurances over aid to rain-hit farmers

President Dalia Grybauskaitė says that she has received assurances from European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker that Lithuania will be able to apply for support to its farmers hit by rainy weather. […]


Lithuanian apple growers struggle to compete with imported fruit

Lithuanian apple growers complain that they cannot compete with imported fruit which are made more affordable by lower taxes and looser quality regulation, Lietuvos Žinios reports. […]


Potato plague detected in Lithuania

The first areas where potato plague has been registered are Zarasai, Kaunas, Joniškis and Pasvalys regions, Lithuanian Agricultural Advisory Services said. There are 23 types of fungicides that can eliminate potato plague registered in Lithuania.


Lithuanian dairy farmers in for €24m support

After the European Commission has greenlit €13 million in subsidies for Lithuanian dairy farmers, the Lithuanian government will add another €11 million that has been promised before, the country’s agriculture minister has said. The ministry […]