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Russian import stagnates
Europe continues sanctions against Russia
Europe has prolonged the sanctions against Russia by half a year, according to various media. According to the Dutch Broadcasting Foundation (NOS), the ambassadors of the Member States have agreed to this. Originally, the sanctions were to be until 31 July, according to this agreement they remain in.....
Is Europe extending the sanctions?
This month, Europe must decide whether it will extend the sanctions against Russia. Tomorrow, the EU member states will meet to discuss the next step. Last week, the sanctions against the Crimea and Sevastopol were extended by one year.The European Commission issued a press release last week reporting that.....
Turkey approaches Russia
Putin meets Juncker
President Putin spoke to EC president Juncker in St. Petersburg. President Erdogan is trying to approach Russia and former president Sarkozy believes the sanctions should be gradually abolished. Besides all the political news the boycott is being felt in the sector. The Belgian agriculture is losing 5.....
Business community wants to get rid of sanctions
Turkey loses 300 million because of boycott
Now that the European assembly on renewing the sanctions is approaching, criticism of the sanctions increases. French parliament voted against renewal, the German business community also does not much like the sanctions anymore, and the Italian ambassador thinks sanctions should not be allowed to block.....
Still tension between Russia and Turkey
Russia opens the borders
Russia has opened its borders to a very limited number and volume of products. The boycott has been lifted for raw materials for the production of baby food. According to the Kremlin, it is possible for the boycott list to be reconsidered if Europe eases its own sanctions. Germany, however, is not in favour.....
Kremlin preparing extension of sanctions
EC president Juncker visits St Petersburg
The Kremlin is sending a double message. On the one hand, preparations are underway to extend the boycott; on the other hand, Putin says he will lift the sanctions imposed if the West lifts them, too. EC president Jean-Claude Juncker is the first senior Eurocrat to visit Russia since the crisis began in.....
Armenian growers want a boycott on Turkish vegetables
European Commission extends support measure
The European Commission extends support measures for fruit and vegetables. Russian retail wants to get rid of best-before dates on fruits and vegetables. Kazakh apple import has been decreasing for months, Russia imports more from Uzbekistan and Armenian growers want a boycott on Turkish greenhouse.....
Wealthy Russians invest in agriculture
Copa-Cogeca: access Russian market priority
Europe must make further efforts to gain access to the Russian market, Copa-Cogeca says. The Italian region of Veneto also opposes sanctions. Wealthy Russians invest in agricultural projects. The number of banks in Russia has decreased in the last two years.Copa-Cogeca: access Russian market.....
Russia boycotts Turkish pumpkin and courgette
After last week’s announcement that the boycott would be extended, confirmation of at least the boycott of pumpkins and courgette followed in the Moscow Times yesterday. The boycott will be imposed on 19 May. “We decided to set up temporary import restrictions for courgettes and pumpkins, as phytosanitary.....
Execution Minsk 2 accords ‘regrettable’
Destruction of illegal products persist
The execution of the Minsk 2 accords, which describe the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, is ‘regrettable,’ said the Russian ambassador on the eve of a new summit about this topic. Turkey remains hopeful of an end to the sanctions imposed by Russia, while Morocco hopes to profit from the entire situation. The.....
French parliament votes against sanctions
Inflation and consumer confidence drop in Russia
Iran wants to take over Turkey’s position on the Russian market. Tanzania also sees opportunities for export. President Putin recently visited Uzbekistan, where trade relations were on the agenda to be discussed, among other things. The Armenian apricot harvest turns out lower because of a cold March. French.....
New label: ‘made with Italy in Kyrgyzstan’
Turkey wants to normalise relationship with Russia
Russia considers lifting sanctions against Turkey provided that phytosanitary requirements are met. Turkey wants to improve its relationship with Russia, but a Turkish delegation was denied a visa for Russia. Greece and Russia are going to collaborate and Italy tries to by-pass the boycott by starting.....
Russia allows import German seeds
France debates lifting sanctions
This week French parliament will debate about lifting the sanctions. The centre-right party took the initiative for this debate. Prices for fruit have risen sharply since the boycott. Russia allows import of German seeds. The country also lowers import tariffs for a number of products that cannot be.....
Russian mega-farms profit
Former Italian prime minister in favour of lifting sanctions
The fruits and vegetable prices decreased in Russia compared to one year ago. The country will probably use its capital reserves this month to close its budget deficit. Former Italian prime minister Prodi calls for lifting sanctions. Russian billionaires profit from boycott by investing millions in the.....