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Switzerland to EU: We don’t want to sidestep Russian food ban
Switzerland has said it will not re-export European agricultural products to Russia that now can’t get access to the country’s market.

20.08.2014 06:00

Poland enlists EU help to launch WTO complaint over Russia food embargo
Poland’s Economic Ministry has sent the European Commission a request to launch an official complaint to the WTO to examine Russia’s EU food embargo.

19.08.2014 19:38

US corporations boycott Glasgow over Gaza support
Hundreds of US businesspeople have scrapped plans to visit Glasgow, following the Scottish city’s decision to fly the Palestinian flag following Israeli military operations in Gaza.

19.08.2014 09:45

Russia’s fresh food safety authority intercepts European supplies through Belarus
​Russia's fresh food safety watchdog, Rosselkhoznadzor, said it has blocked supplies of some banned agricultural products which sanctioned countries like Poland and Greece tried to re-export through Belarus.

19.08.2014 07:39

​What does CETA, the ‘Wayne Gretzky of trade deals,’ hold for Europe?
A couple of weeks ago the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung claimed that Germany was refusing to sign off the Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA).

19.08.2014 09:33

Activists occupy UK govt building over heavily-redacted fracking report
A group of campaigners from Reclaim the Power are currently occupying the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ (DEFRA) headquarters in London, following the government’s decision to censor a report on the potential impacts of fracking.

18.08.2014 12:29

​European companies ask to ship blacklisted food through Switzerland to Russia
Some European food producers have reportedly asked Switzerland to provide an alternative supply corridor for goods embargoed by Russia.

18.08.2014 06:28

Business as usual: UK arms factories 'profit' from Palestinian bloodshed
Against a backdrop of widespread bloodshed and devastation in Gaza, a mounting body of evidence indicates military equipment used by Israel during Operation Protective Edge was made in the UK.

15.08.2014 08:15

Turkey: ‘We’re ready to increase food exports to Russia’
As Moscow banned food imports from the West, Turkey voiced its readiness to increase its exports of agricultural products to Russia, Turkish economy minister has said.

16.08.2014 10:09

​Russia may impose additional tax on foreign fast-food
Foreign fast-food companies should be additionally taxed, a Russian State Duma deputy has suggested. Igor Zotov said the money raised could go to improving the general health of the population.

15.08.2014 12:46

​Russian food ban takes huge bite out of Greek fruit growing industry
Greek farmers say the Russian food embargo has already dealt a devastating blow to the country's agricultural economy, leaving at least 3.5 million kilograms of peaches rotting in refrigerated trucks after being turned back at the Russian border.

14.08.2014 12:55

Food embargo against West to benefit Russia’s economy- Putin
Russia’s food ban against many Western products will help Russia strengthen its domestic food market, President Putin said Thursday.

14.08.2014 12:44

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