Germany is considering a complete ban on agricultural products from the Russian Federation and Belarus

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Published Apr 24, 2024

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The German Bundestag is advocating for increased sanctions against Russia and Belarus regarding the import of agricultural products, with the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) calling for a complete ban on all agricultural imports from these countries. This proposal is in response to the EU's 13th package of sanctions against Russia for undermining Ukraine's territorial integrity. The CDU also suggests that if the EU does not agree to a ban soon, member states like Germany should implement it at the national level. The article also mentions a decrease in Turkish exports to Russia due to Western sanctions and a potential impact on the price of potatoes and white cabbage in Ukraine.
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The German Bundestag advocates strengthening sanctions against the Russian Federation and Belarus regarding the import of agricultural products from these countries. This was stated by the spokesman of the parliamentary group on agrarian policy, Albert Stegemann, Der Standard reports. According to the politician, in a statement to the Bundestag, the CDU wants to advocate a complete ban on the import of all agricultural goods and foodstuffs from the Russian Federation and Belarus. He called on the German government to take parallel measures to ban imports at the national level, if an agreement cannot be reached at the level of the European Union in the near future. It should be noted that at the end of February, the European Union approved the 13th package of sanctions against the Russian Federation. Restrictions were introduced against 106 individuals and 88 legal entities for actions that undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. ...
Source: Agropolit
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