23 Sep 2014
EU RESPONSES TO THE RUSSIAN IMPORT BANBrussels Daily
EU responses to the Russian import ban: Questions and answers
♦ What will be the impact of the Russian sanctions?
♦ What products are covered by the Russian sanctions?
♦ What is the value of EU agricultural exports to Russia?
♦ What is the Commission doing to analyse the impact of the Russian sanctions?
♦ How can the Commission intervene? Does it have to be approved by the Member States?
♦ What concrete measures has the Commission taken so far?
♦ Is it true that an additional budget is available for such market crises? If so, how much?
♦ What about turning to the WTO? Is the Commission going to use the WTO to defend the interests of the producers affected by the Russian measures?
♦ Is the Commission considering the use of export refunds?
♦ Why is the Commission not increasing the intervention prices of the most concerned products in order to further limit oversupply?
♦ Why are the advanced direct payments for producers not increased or even sooner paid out?
♦ Why did the Commission decide in a different level of support for members and non-members of Producers Organisations?