Conflict around Qatar should be settled by diplomatic means - source at Foreign MinistryRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 24, 16:44
More than 237,000 fans attend Confederations Cup matches already - Deputy PM MutkoSport June 24, 15:03
Sistema's president hopes for dialogue with Rosneft on settlement agreementBusiness & Economy June 24, 14:56
CNN deletes article about meeting between Scaramucci and Russian Direct Investment FundWorld June 24, 13:12
Ukrainian Army units shell Donetsk Republic in first hours of newceasefireWorld June 24, 5:19
Politician says Russia vs Mexico football game will be interesting to watchSport June 23, 21:11
Kyrgyz president sees revival of relations with Russia as major result of his tenureWorld June 23, 20:49
Ex-premier says initiative to impeach Poroshenko stems from Ukraine’s economy collapseWorld June 23, 20:20
This week in photos: Confederations Cup opening and summer solstice celebrationsSociety & Culture June 23, 19:11
ATHENS, August 12. /ITAR-TASS/. Greece will lose about 178 million euro over Russia’s ban on imports of Greek agricultural produce, Manolis Kefalogiannis, the leader of the group of Greek members of the European Parliament with Greece’s Nea Demokratia party, said on Tuesday.
The losses stem from Russia’s response measures to the European Union’s policy against Russia over the situation Ukraine, local media quoted him as saying. In his inquiry to the European Commission, he asked to say when relevant provisions on compensations to Greek farmers would be applied. Apart from that, he noted that the reduction of agrarian workers would create additional burden on the Greek economy.
Along with farmers, Greek shipping companies are also demanding compensation for considerable losses from Russia’s ban.
On August 7, Russia imposed a package of measures to respond to economic sanction from the United States, Australia, Canada, the European Union and Norway. Thus, Russia banned for a term of one year the imports of fruit, vegetables, milk and dairy products from these countries. Some types of ready-to-eat meat and fish products (with the exception of sausages) have not fallen under the ban. According to the Russian Federal Customs Service, these countries exported 9.1 billion U.S. dollar worth of products, which are now on the sanction list, in 2013, with the European Union countries accounting for 6.5 billion U.S. dollars of that sum. Other countries’ exports were much more moderate: Norway - 1.2 billion U.S. dollars, the United States - 843.8 million U.S. dollars, Canada - 373.6 million U.S. dollars, and Australia - 182 million U.S. dollars.
The one-year import ban was Russia’s first measure in response to sanctions imposed on Russia by a number of Western countries over its stance on Ukraine.