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Moldavian apples for the EU
The European Parliament has voted on a proposal to open the borders for small volumes of Moldavian apples, grapes and plums. The fruit will most likely be set for the Romanian market. The parliament also voted for a cooperation agreement with Georgia, where political and economic ties with the country were.....
Rouble crisis could head to Europe
Although the Russian economy is going down, and the rouble got into a free fall, president Putin was elected 'man of the year' in his country. The poll showed that 68% of Russians would grant him this title. The devaluation of the rouble and the weak economic position has consequences for fresh produce.....
Medvedev: "Russia self-sufficient in the medium term"
Switzerland still suspected of illegal export
Although the oil price continues to go down, the rouble is still decreasing in value compared to the dollar and inflation is on the rise, Putin also remains popular. Putin's popularity even went up in the past six months. Also dwindling rapidly in recent months, are the country's foreign exchange reserves......
Inflation 2015 rising to 10%
Indian grapes to Russia, not to EU
The Russian government is working on stricter rules for foreign parties wanting to purchase farmland. Investors from Turkey and China would be particularly interested in the land, which the government now tries to discourage. For next year, the Kremlin expects price increases of up to 10%. And with the.....
Moscow makes Top 3 in retail market
Russian cucumbers to UAE
Russia has started with the export of cucumbers to the United Arab Emirates. This is a lucrative business according to an exporter. Alongside this, Russia would like to strengthen its economic ties with Zimbabwe. Russia is especially interested in the agricultural products from the African country. Many.....
Rouble in freefall
Russia boycotts Albania
Export from Albania is added to the Russian ban. Russia saw Albania as a possible transit hub for illegal produce from Europe. The documents handed to Russia by Albania reportedly contained traces of fraud, after which Russia closed the border. Russia is facing economically tough times. The rouble is in.....
Russian veto to affect 13% of Spanish exports
The Russian veto enforced since early August will have an impact of 360 million Euro for Spain, which represents approximately 12.8% of the country's total exports in 2013, according to estimates by the Ministry of Economy.The effect on Spanish exports is estimated at 229 million Euro for fruits, vegetables.....
Polish apples to Singapore
Rouble reaches new low
Russia has doubts about Switzerland’s export figures. The Alpine country exported a lot more to Russia since the boycott, which causes Russia to suspect banned products are also being exported. And after tightening inspections of transport to Kazakhstan, Russia sent back 360 tonnes of vegetables from Greece.....
Trucks Lithuania not allowed into Russia
Russians spend 40% household budget on food
Russia has limited transport of products from Belarus with destination Kazakhstan. This trade is only possible through a number of specific checkpoints. According to the Russians, too many shipments are disappearing, ending up on the Russian market. In response to Russia's accusations, Macedonia has launched.....
Italy: Testimonies on impact of Russian ban
One of the main issues everyone talked about at Interpoma 2014 was - what will become of the market without Russia? Is its closure really so hermetic? The answer seems to be split: Russia is "off limits" if you grow or sell apples and "not so much" if you work with others along the chain.Martijn Meeuwse."The.....
Macedonia checking information on re-export of EU products to Russia
The Macedonian Government has instructed the relevant departments to carry out checks and examine the information on the re-export of fruits and vegetables from EU countries to Russia.As reported Wednesday by the Macedonian Minister of Economy, Bekim Neziri, the country's cabinet has ordered the Ministry of.....
Russian region harvests 1.26 million tonnes of vegetables
Greece closes export deal with Saudi Arabia
The Italian apple market is under pressure from the boycott. The biggest problem is not the closed border, but Polish apples flooding the market. Polish growers took to the streets and blocked some main roads in the country. Growers are demanding better compensations. Polish workers in Brussels handed out.....
ABN Amro: cause - crisis in the organization sector
Dutch acreage is not very large and the boycott is not the cause of bad prices
The main reason for the decrease in greenhouse vegetables this year is the surplus in production caused by the good weather in Europe. The Russian boycott is now cited as the straw that broke the camel's back, but the core of the problem lies deeper. At least that is what ABN Amro has concluded in the.....
Macedonia and Bosnia-Herzegovina also suspected of illegal export
Hefty decrease Russian import
Several European countries that fall outside the boycott, are facing possible sanctions. Russia suspects these countries of illegal export of European produce, and has requested clarification regarding increased export volumes. On the other hand, Russia is willing to negotiate with Moldova on lifting the.....
Gap Russian import partly plugged
India flooded with American apples
The first statistics over the months following the boycott show that Russia was not able to completely compensate for the lost European and American products. A number of countries have profited from the boycott, but volume-wise, trade lags behind. The Indian wholesale market at Mumbai is flooded with.....
Tensions between Russia and West rising further
Football player imports mandarins to Donetsk
Yesterday evening, the UN Security Council held an emergency session to discuss the situation in Eastern Ukraine. NATO accused the Russians of entering into Eastern Ukraine with troops and military equipment in the past weeks. According to the Russians, these are hollow words and propaganda from.....
Russian economy takes nosedive
Western media had already been reporting that the Russian economy suffers from the imposed sanctions. Lately more and more Russian organizations are also admitting that the economy is going through a rough time. The Russian economy is facing a number of big problems. First of all the capital flight. In.....
Peru is South America's leading supplier of horticultural products for Russia
According to the the Association of Agricultural Producers Guild (Agap), as a result of the strong and sustained demand for Peruvian fruit and vegetables in Russia,Peru is currently considered Russia's main South American supplier of high quality fresh produce.Agap's executive director, Ana Maria Deustua,.....
Greece wants expansion aid package
Russian supermarkets adjust growth forecast upwards
According to LTO, the compensation currently offered by the EU to growers is too low. The compensation covers 10-15% of production costs. In Brussels, Agriculture ministers are talking about expansion of the compensation plan today, at the request of Greece. Greece would like peach and mandarin growers to be.....
Poland: Aid for onion, cabbage and apple producers affected by Russian embargo
Onion, cabbage and apple producers in Poland will receive one-off aid due to the decline in purchase prices caused by the Russian embargo. Support will be given in the form of "de minimis". The Council of Ministers, at the request of the Minister of Agriculture, amended the Regulation on the.....