Finland this year will lose hundreds of millions of euros, If the punishment of the EU against Russia will be saved, said Russian trade representative in Helsinki, Finland Valery Shlyamin.
"Finland according to the results of 2014 lost from punishment only directly through the company Valio 104 million dollars. In addition, it is necessary to take into account that she lost a large sector of the Russian food market. Assessing possible harm in 2015, we can say that Finland will lose much more If penalties will be saved. It is able to be hundreds of millions of euros ", - said the Shlyamin in the interview Last news .
according to his statement, " the results of 2014 due to the reduction of turnover, not least because of the penalties in Finland has already been reduced about 6 thousand jobs." Unfortunately, we in Russia have lost from about 10 thousand jobs, " said trade representative.
The Shlyamin said that " Finland was and still is one of the largest trade and economic partners of Russia." The Finnish Business, of course, highly dependent on signals emanating from Brussels and from the government of Finland. It is clear that the risks are greater, when sanctions are imposed, and the rhetoric becomes real limits. Business does not like it, for this reason, the majority of small and large projects in trade, industrial cooperation in innovation activities frozen. Anyway, we are confident that we have a good basis to start an active dialogue at all levels, " said trade representative.
"If to speak about Russia's isolation or cooling of interest in it Is empty talk about anything. On the contrary, the fall Is not only the time of fall turnover, This is a time of opportunity. On the arena there are fresh players, fresh ideas that need support, " added the Shlyamin.
Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. At the end of July, the EU and the US from point penalties against private individuals and organizations have moved To the measures against entire sectors of Russia's economy. In response, Russia restricted imports of food items from States that have entered against her punishment: USA, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway. A ban were beef, pork, poultry, sausages, fish, vegetables, fruits, dairy products and several other products.
Western countries since March 2014 several times already imposed penalties because Russia's position on Ukraine. The last case of the use of such practices were the limits imposed in March 2015, when expanded sanctions List Australia.
The list of Russian citizens and organizations who have fallen Under the punishment - in the material of the Fins news