EU to hold emergency meeting concerning the ban on agricultural exports to Russia
The Ministers of Agriculture of the EU Member States are planning to hold a meeting on August 14 in Brussels to discuss the ban on EU agricultural commodity exports into the Russian Federation, declared Dacian Cioloș, EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, according to the web-site of the European Commission.
According to EU Commissioner, development of "a proportionate and rapid" answer to Russia's actions should become the result of such meeting.
“I understand the concern expressed in the EU farming sector. I want to underline that the Common Agricultural Policy has new and modernised tools to stand by them, as soon as it is needed, including our crisis reserve, which is already available now. I am confident that our resilient farm sector will reorient rapidly towards new markets and opportunities", said D.Cioloș.
Also, he added that a special Task Force is ordered to analyse the potential impacts sector by sector, and to assess how to effectively provide meaningful support if and where this is needed.
As a reminder, to date Russia purchases nearly 10% of the general agricultural exports from the EU.
You should be authorized to post comment
Russia harvested 2.1 mln tonnes of grains – Ministry of Agriculture
Russia: export prices for new crop milling wheat increased
July 2, 12:20
In 2014/15 MY, Russia significantly increased grain exports to Iran and Azerbaijan – Rusagrotrans
July 2, 11:50
Rosselkhoznadzor to tighten control on food imports to the territory of the Crimea
July 2, 10:10
Russia: Ministry of Agriculture allowed beginning of grain purchasing interventions of the new season
July 1, 15:10
Russia: Ministry of Agriculture to possibly decrease the forecast of grain harvest, due to the weather conditions
July 1, 12:50
Russia: new mechanism for calculation of the export duties on wheat
July 1, 11:00