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Russia intervenes in Greek crisis
President Putin decided to intervene in the Greek crisis. The president called the Greek Prime Minister, the French President and the IMF. In Russia, analysts are concerned about the consequences for Russia of the Greek 'no'. The Russian envoy in Europe said in an interview that European companies still try.....
FAO: boycott caused shift trade flows
"Insufficient results boycott for Russia"
According to the FAO, the main consequence of the closed Russian border is a restructuring of the global trade flows. According to an adviser to the Greek exporters, the door to Russia is really locked, and the country has to look for growth without this market. In Russia, critical voices are heard, saying.....
Canada reinforces sanctions, Russian response expected
Devaluation rouble, not boycott, biggest support growers
A study among Russians shows that most of the population believes the West wants to "humiliate and weaken" the Russians. The counter-sanctions have broad support among the population. Russian research shows that it wasn't the boycott that supported the Russian agricultural sector, but the devaluation of the.....
Boycott list remains the same
The list with boycotted products remains unchanged, the Russian Prime Minister says. Spanish export organization Fepex calls for an extension of the compensation, and an Iranian site interviewed a Serbian researcher about the situation. Het views the boycott from a different perspective.Boycott list remains.....
Inge Ribbens: "Careful recovery mainly thanks to external factors"
"Extension boycott not surprising, but disappointing"
The announced extension of the Russian boycott was no surprise for Inge Ribbens, responsible for the market access dossiers within GroentenFruit Huis. "There was already a lot of speculation in the media about the extension of the European sanctions, which is why exporters already indicated that an extension.....
boycott extended by a year, flower boycott feared as well
Putin doesn't take half measures
Yesterday it seemed that Russia would extend the boycott by six months, the same term by which the European sanctions were extended. Yesterday evening, President Putin signed a decree in which the extension of the boycott is established. Remarkably, the boycott isn't extended by six months, but by a year......
EC sees nothing in extension compensation
Russia extends boycott by 6 months
After the EU extended the sanctions, press agency Reuters reports that the boycott is also extended by six months. A proposal for the extension is reportedly on president Putin's table. A new list with products is also said to be in the making, which includes stricter rules regarding the boycott. It's not.....
Possible support BRICS Bank for Greece
EU extends sanctions against Russia: end boycott further off?
The EU has agreed on an extension of the sanctions against Russia. Although the European ministers of Foreign Affairs still have to vote on the proposal, this means an end to the boycott seems to be getting further out of sight. Russia has repeatedly announced in the media that a decision on lifting the.....
Russia embraces Chinese yuan
Draft proposal end boycott?
Russian companies are more frequently switching to the Chinese yuan in trade. Due to the sanctions, the dollar is less popular. Russian import turned out lower on average in the first months of the year, including from countries that aren't boycotted. Moldova resumes the export to Russia, and despite the.....
Russia open for Macedonia
464 projects to make Russia self-sufficient
The Russian borders will be opened to fruit and vegetables from Macedonia. Earlier, the country was boycotted because Russia feared criminals would export products illegally with forged certificates. Poverty in Russia is on the rise. The Russian government also says that the number of inhabitants below the.....
Interview to Oleg Pugaev, Agricultural Counsellor, Dutch Russian Embassy
Abolition of the boycott still fully depends on the EU’s actions
Oleg Pugaev, Agricultural Counsellor at the Embassy of the Russian Federation to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, talked to FreshPlaza and offered some updates regarding the situation with the Russian ban on agricultural imports from the EU, as well as its future developments. We heard many rumours about a.....
G7: more sanctions if situation Ukraine doesn't change
Video: a lot of fresh produce on Moscow market
The inflation in Russia turned out lower in May than in April, a good sign for the economy. According to prime minister Medvedev, the country is largely self-sufficient. The G7 warned Russia that the Minsk agreements have to be carried out, otherwise the sanctions will be tightened. If the boycott of Moldova.....
First reefer line service South African fruit arrives in St Petersburg
Medvedev warns Europe against stricter sanctions
Russian prime minister Medvedev warned Europe that tightening the sanctions will be repaid by Russia in kind. Earlier this week, the first reefer entered the port of St. Petersburg, directly from South Africa. This season, reefers should follow every week. Chilean plums are 20 percent cheaper in St......
Russian supermarkets want imported produce
Moldova prefers Europe over Russia
Russia is taking steps to lift the boycott of Moldovan fruit. Still, the Eastern European country chooses the EU over Russia. Russia is inspecting companies in Lithuania. After Hungary, Cyprus and Greece, it's now the Baltic country's turn. The inspection is necessary to gain access to the Russian market......
Russian soldiers gather at border Ukraine
Belgian top fruit up to 40% cheaper because of boycott
At the eastern border of Ukraine, a convoy of Russian soldiers has been spotted, with equipment including tanks and missile installations rolling toward the border. America will maintain the sanctions the country imposed after the annexation of Crimea. The acreages in Russia have increased. According to.....
Medvedev: Decision on boycott lifting in August
Russian Prime Minister Medvedev confirmed once again that any decisions about the boycott will be taken in August and will depend on the position taken by Europe. According to the Russian phytosanitary service, there are negotiation attempts underway, but Europe is not collaborating. The EU approved about.....
FAO seedlings for East Ukraine
Russian incomprehension for tolerance illegal re-export EU
Sergey Dankvert, head of the Russian phytosanitary service in Russia, voiced his incomprehension of Russian media about the forged certificates for re-export he says are tolerated by European customs. The inspections of companies in Hungary, Greece and Cyprus have been completed. The phytosanitary service.....
Why Lavrov gave potatoes and tomatoes to Kerry
5,900 tonnes fruit and veg intercepted in 2015
The Russian economy has contracted in the first quarter. Prices for cabbage, onions and carrots have sharply increased. During a meeting between Russia and the U.S. last week, Lavrov gave potatoes and tomatoes to his American counterpart John Kerry. Several countries, including Uzbekistan, Jordan and.....
2 billion dollar Chinese-Russian agriculture fund
Tighter rules European re-export in the making
The authorities in Russia are considering tightening the re-export rules for Europe, with suspected document fraud being an immediate cause. In addition, Russia completed the inspections of Greek and Hungarian companies, but these countries do not have access to the Russian market yet. Russia is blocking.....