Eastern Partnership to develop alternative route bypassing Russia
16:01, 18 July 2016

Eastern Partnership to develop alternative route bypassing Russia

European Commissioner Hahn said Russian trade embargo on EP goods conflict with EU interests and has to be lifted

16:01, 18 July 2016

Ukraine, Georgia, Moldovia and Belarus agreed to develop the alternative trade route bypassing Russia. According to UNIAN, Ukraine's Trade Representative Natalya Mykolska wrote this on Facebook.

European Commissioners Johannes Hahn and Elżbieta Bieńkowska, Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD Mari Kiviniemi and the representatives of Ukraine, Moldova, Armenia, Georgia and Belarus discussed the pressing trade issues. The Russian trade aggression was the number one topic. They decided to start working on the alternative route for goods movement. They hope for the partner's support in this field", she wrote.

Mykolska stated the sides discussed the business climate development in the region and the support for small and medium enterprises.

"We decided to expand the joint projects with the EU in the producing field and others", reads the message.

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