About: Russian food ban

Agrifood 11-07-2016

Baltic farmers: Russian embargo creates need for new export markets

Hit hard by the Russian food embargo, farmers from the Baltic countries and Finland have urged EU politicians to be more effective in finding new markets, as well as continue  dialogue with Moscow to overcome the food ban deadlock.
Agrifood 30-06-2016

Russia extends embargo on EU food products

The Russian government decided on Wednesday (29 June) to prolong a ban on EU food imports from August, until the end of 2017, in retaliation for EU sanctions over Ukraine.
Agrifood 10-02-2016

Paris ups anti-Brussels rhetoric over farming row

France’s Prime Minister Manuel Valls challenged Europe over the agricultural crisis on Monday (8 February), as farmers stepped up their protests against low meat prices. EURACTIV France reports.
Agrifood 20-01-2016

Hogan: Farmers’ rough ride set to continue for six months

Collapsed milk prices, the China crisis and the Russian ban on imports all mean that Europe needs new markets, said European Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan. He wants to form a group of experts that can plot a course out of the mire. He spoke with EURACTIV's partner Tagesspiegel. 
Agrifood 10-12-2015

German Farmers’ Association accused of hypocrisy

The German Farmers' Association (DBV) has complained of the "drastic worsening" of conventional farming, attributing blame to non-German and non-EU causes. But Green and environmental organisations criticised the call for help as "hypocritical". EURACTIV Germany reports.
Agrifood 15-10-2015

‘Bargain bin’ milk could hurt developing economies

A proposed boost to German dairy-exports has been criticised for the potential economic damage it could do to developing countries, EURACTIV Germany reports. 
Agrifood 07-09-2015

EU throws lifeline to farmers as protests bring Brussels to a standstill

The European Commission has unlocked €500 million in aid to farmers hit by falling prices and a ban on exports to Russia, as angry protestors took the streets of Brussels.
French farmer protest
Agrifood 04-09-2015

Angry farmers hold massive tractor protest in Paris

Angry French farmers blocked the streets of Paris with more than 1,500 tractors on Thursday (3 September) to protest against plunging food prices and soaring costs they say are killing their livelihoods.
Agrifood 02-09-2015

Disputes reignited over milk prices ahead of EU crisis meeting

Ahead of the meeting between EU agricultural ministers next week, disputes over the regulation of milk prices have once again come to the fore. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Agrifood 26-08-2015

EU stockpiling does little to resolve agricultural crisis

French farming unions want a higher price for pork and milk, but the European Commission is instead exploring new markets to compensate for declining consumption in the EU. EURACTIV France reports.
Russia's ban on EU food imports has been renewed for another year
Agrifood 07-08-2015

Brussels extends aid to farmers hard hit by Russian ban

The European Commission extended its financial support to Europe's agriculture sector today (7 August), renewing benefits to farmers hit by Russia's ban on food from the EU. The new aid package will last until June 2016 and targets European fruit and vegetable producers.
Agrifood 07-08-2015

Russia starts pouring Western food in wasteland defying public outrage

Russian officials on Thursday (7 August) steamrolled tonnes of cheese, fruit and vegetables, defying public outrage to begin a controversial drive to destroy Western food smuggled into the crisis-hit country.
Agrifood 30-07-2015

EU extends aid to farmers hit by Russian food ban

The European Commission has announced it will extend support measures for the dairy and fruit and vegetable sectors hit by Russia’s ban on food imports from Europe, which has been in place for a year.
Agrifood 23-06-2015

Russia to extend ban on Western food imports until early 2016

Russia plans to extend a ban on Western food imports for six months starting in early August, and may add new products to the list, in retaliation for extended European sanctions against Moscow, officials said on Monday (22 June).
Agrifood 23-02-2015

Russia imposes ban on Polish cheese

Russia has introduced an embargo on all Polish cheeses, basing it on just one type of cheese, the ‘Happy Cow’ brand. Euractiv Poland reports.
Agrifood 23-02-2015

Brussels plans help for pork sector hit by Russian ban

Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan pledged on Sunday to take steps to support pork prices in an effort to help the industry, as it reels from a Russian import ban.
Global Europe 26-11-2014

Technology fair displays impact of Western sanctions on Russia

At a technology fair in Moscow last month, European executives faced the new reality of doing business in Russia since the West imposed sanctions: the number of companies at the international showcase had shrunk by half from a year ago.
Agrifood 13-11-2014

EU agriculture ministers call for fresh funding to cope with Russian embargo

Agriculture ministers from 21 EU member states called for extra funds to deal with the Russian embargo during the Agriculture Council on Monday (11 November). Farmers have criticised the use of the emergency funds from the CAP. EURACTIV France reports
Roxane Feller
Agrifood 07-11-2014

EU food industry: More trade agreements can limit the impact of Russia’s import ban

?European food manufacturers affected by the Russian ban on EU food imports will need to find new export markets. The European Commission could help, by accelerating the conclusion of on-going trade negotiations with like-minded trade partners, says Roxane Feller.
Agrifood 01-10-2014

EU farmers get another €165 million of aid after Russian food ban

The European Commission has pledged an additional €165 million in aid for farmers affected by Russian sanctions, after being subjected to withering criticism from food producers across the bloc over its first aid plan.