European Comission President sents a letter to Russian President
President of the European Commission Jose Barroso in a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday expressed the views of the European Union in regard to trade cooperation with Ukraine, Russia and the EU. Ria NOVOSTI writes about this.
“We have strong concerns about the recent adoption of a decree by the Russian government proposing new trade barriers between Russia and Ukraine. We consider that the application of this decree would contravene the agreed joint conclusions and the decision to delay the provisional application of the trade related part of the Association Agreement,” Barroso’s letter to Putin reads.
Barroso added that further consultations could be held in order to address Russian concerns over the free trade zone between the EU and Ukraine.
“We are ready to continue engaging on how to tackle the perceived negative impacts to the Russian economy resulting from the implementation of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area,” the letter reads.