“I spoke with Commissar Phil Hogan, who said there are different views in different states as to what a crisis is. Most countries believe we are seeing market fluctuations, not a crisis. When there’s actually a crisis, we’ll come back to the support issue, but for now – no,” said Dūklavs.
However he said he may reserve the prerogative to bring the matter of additional support to dairy farmers up again as a representative of the presiding state of the Council of the EU.
In December Baltic dairy farmers held a demonstration in Brussels under the slogan "Solidarity Milk" to appeal for help for Finnish and Baltic farmers suffering from the market glut caused by Russia's embargo.