EU Ambassador Ušackas: EU-Russian relations are at all-time worst
Friday, August 8, 2014
The European Union (EU) is considering to address the World Trade Organization (WTO) over the Russia's restrictions on imports of agricultural and food products, EU Ambassador to Russia Vygaudas Ušackas said on Thursday.
Gitanas Nausėda, advisor to the president of SEB Bank, claims that a slowdown in the Russian economy, triggered by various EU and US sanctions, will affect Lithuanian exports which are retail-oriented.
The effect of Russia's restrictions on imports of agricultural produce and food products on Lithuania's economy will be small but the country will look for ways to help the business sector, Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė says.
Lithuanian Agriculture Minister Virginija Baltraitienė says that the country's milk and meat producers would be the most affected by Russia's ban on importing agricultural products from countries that imposed sanctions on Moscow.
The proposal by UK Prime Minister Theresa May for European Union (EU) citizens present in the country should ease tensions among the Lithuanians living in great Britain, says Daiva Asanavičiūtė, the leader of the local Lithuanian community.
The European Union (EU) should consolidate in the field of defense and countries of the euro area should also deepen their cooperation, Spain's Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis said in Vilnius on Wednesday.