Russian ban extended.
Russia has extended its ban on imports of certain categories of food and agricultural products from the European Union, the United States and Ukraine among others, a statement published yesterday on the Russian government website said. “The ban on the import of certain categories of agricultural products, raw materials and food from the US, EU member countries, Canada, Australia, Norway, Ukraine, Albania, Montenegro, Iceland and Liechtenstein has been extended from January 1 until December 31, 2018,” the statement said. from the biggest parties, but the Parliament has limited influence on the issue. The European Commission and EU governments have so far ignored calls for a formal suspension of a process already effectively in limbo. “We are not calling to stop all dialogue or cooperation, talking about integration is just not realistic at this moment,” Kati Piri, the Dutch lawmaker who drafted the recommendation that will be put to the vote, told reporters before the debate.