Russia Looking for Ways to Ease Embargo on Imports from Greece, Cyprus, Hungary

trofima-frouta-laxanika-empargkoThe Russian Agriculture Ministry is discussing ways to ease the embargo on food imports affecting EU countries like Greece, Cyprus and Hungary, Minister Nikolai Fyodorov said on Wednesday.

According to Fyodorov, certain civilized options are being intensively considered to meet relevant proposals made by these countries, noting that it wouldn’t be desirable to create problems between the aforementioned countries and Brussels.

There are certain options being considered, Fyodorov said, noting that no definitive decision has been made yet.

Russian financial newspaper “Rosbusinessconsulting” cited the appeals made by a number of EU countries requesting the full or partial lifting of the embargo on EU imports that was imposed by Russia last August in response to the EU sanctions against it.

The newspaper also referred to the talks between Greek Vice Minister for Rural Development Panagiotis Sgouridis and Russian Federation Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) representative Alexey Alekseenko during the latter’s visit to Thessaloniki last month, that focused on lifting the Russian embargo imposed on the imports of peaches, strawberries and citrus fruits.

(source: ana-mpa)