There will be no peasant protests in Riga on Monday, February 12, and the coming weeks will be decisive for deciding on the next actions of farmers, Juris Lazdins, head of the Peasant Diet society, told reporters.
According to him, negotiations with government representatives and officials will continue over the next week.
Lazdins expresses cautious optimism about dialogue with the authorities, but unresolved issues remain.
For example, farmers are being hampered by enterprises that oppose the ban on imports of products from Russia and Belarus. The Seimas is discussing the relevant bill.
The peasants also demand the restoration of the 5% VAT on local products and a reduction in bureaucracy. Problems with the online reporting system and ineffective requirements for farmers are mentioned.
At the same time, farmers insist on the need to protect the interests of Latvian producers contrary to European rules. Previously, farmers had already held protests in different cities of Latvia, putting forward demands for an import ban, a reduction in VAT and a reduction in bureaucracy.