Meat talks between Europe and Russia unresolved
The standoff between Russia and Europe over agricultural exports remains unresolved.
Three days of talks in Moscow between European and Russian experts has not
yielded a solution for the threat by the Russians to ban animal products as from
Fear of inferior meat
This import ban is due to the fact that the Russians fear
inferior quality meat, originating from Bulgaria or Romania to enter the
country. This is why Russia requires more safety guarantee documents coming with
The Russians have already been banning Polish meat after it turned out meat
documents had been forged.
However, European Commission experts asked for additional talks in Moscow, it
was revealed in Brussels this Thursday.
Lift the ban
already, Commission President José Manuel Barroso appealed to Russia to lift the
year-long ban on imports of meat and other agri-products from Poland, pledging
the Polish food system is safe.
â€¢ European Commission
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