EU pays price of Russia sanctions
MOSCOW: Anti-Russia sanctions and countermeasures introduced by Moscow resulted in the loss of 397 000 jobs and 17.6 billion in the EU in 2015, Austrian media reported.
Germany, Russia’s largest trade partner in Europe, lost 97 000 jobs, Poland faced a 78 000-job loss, whereas Austria, with its loss of 7 000 jobs, was relatively mildly affected, Der Standard newspaper reported, citing a paper by the Austrian Institute of Economic Research.
Germany also suffered the biggest financial loss, estimated at 6.05bn, with France coming in second with a 1.6bn loss.
Brussels, Washington and their allies introduced anti-Russia sanctions since Crimea became part of Russia in 2014 and over Moscow’s alleged involvement in the Ukrainian conflict. – Sputnik