Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Antti Kurvinen (Keskus) told Ilkka-Pohjalainen last week that he is still against raising fees in the current economic situation and admitted that they will have to be raised at some point.
“We are not burdening the profitability of these struggling farms with additional fees,” he stated.
The stewards of the Food Agency Prota, the Public and Welfare Trade Union (JHL) and the Public Sector Trade Union (Juko) estimate that carrying out inspections at a net loss is a hidden financial support for meat. producers. They have complained to the Chancellor of Justice about the ministry’s actions in the pricing of inspections.
Accordingly, the Left Federation has assessed the practice as illegal and submitted a written question about the practice at the end of January.
Kurvinen answered the accusations of “chest swollen with pride” in an interview with the provincial newspaper.
“If someone says that I secretly support Finnish meat production and agriculture, I will take it as a great honor,” he said.
Aleksi Teivainen – HT
Source: The Nordic Page