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In the shadow of the coronavirus crisis, the economies of some major countries, which until a few years ago were an attractive market for Czech exports, were undergoing changes. Now we have turned our backs on these countries. One such example is the situation in the Russian economy, or rather the situation in its agriculture and food industry. After the collapse of the Russian economy in the early 90s, Russia, a country with huge potential in the agricultural sector, imported about 70% of poultry meat, 40% of pork and 45% of beef. Complete dependence on imports, that is, the inability to feed their own population. For a country that claims to be a power, such dependence is unacceptable.
The us authorities decided to impose sanctions on two research institutes of the Ministry of defense. Washington suspects that the organizations were working on chemical and biological weapons.
If the European Union imposes economic sanctions on Belarus, these measures will not be sensitive for Minsk, economist Vasily Koltashov believes.
Latvia is experiencing a huge scandal related to the most important sector of the economy. The largest ports of the country came under us sanctions, and it was decided to take them away ("take over") from the owner-the mayor of Ventspils Aivars Lembergs.
Apple producers in Poland appealed to the government to resume trade with Russia and limit imports from Western Europe. This writes the German newspaper Deutsche Welle.
Washington believes that Moscow violates WTO rules, and will seek Russia's removal of a number of trade restrictions, according to the report of the us trade representative.