The Saeima supports declaring state of emergency to limit the spread of spruce bark beetle


On Wednesday, 5 April, members of the Saeima supported the government’s decision to declare the state of emergency in order to prevent the threats posed by the rapid spread of the spruce bark beetle and to protect the valuable spruce forest stands.

In administrative areas where the emergency is declared, restrictions on economic activity and protective measures to reduce the spruce bark beetle activity in spruce stands and their respective protective areas are in force.

The emergency situation has been declared in 32 out of 36 municipalities of Latvia until 30 June this year.


Saeima Press Service

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