This year Slovenia is expecting a larger decline in trade with Russia due to the indirect effect of imposed punishments, but Despite this Slovenian businessmen still consider the market of the Russian Federation perspective, told in the interview Last news the Ambassador of Slovenia in the Russian Federation, primo?, Sligo.
according to his statement, the Russian restrictive measures are not directly affected Slovenian farmers because " the Slovenian exports of agricultural products to the Russian Federation was on the low "." Agriculture of Slovenia suffers losses, mainly because of the ban on the export of apples, milk and dairy products, poultry meat products poultry meat and meat products, " said Slovenian diplomat, adding that last year the Slovenian imports to Russia fell by 2, 2%, and the Russian exports by 9, 4%.
according to his statement, this year you can expect a larger decrease in the indirect result of the action of punishment, which includes, for example, " the surplus is not exported products to the EU market, difficulties in connection with the return of the market share on the market of the Russian Federation after the abolition of restrictive measures, the negative economic impact of increasing consumer demand." Despite all these, Slovenian organizations continue to consider the Russian market as very promising, " said Szeliga.
"the market of the Russian Federation for Slovenia is one of the key ", - said the diplomat.
"Russia occupies the 7th place among significant trading partners of Slovenia and the 5th volume of Slovenian direct investments abroad, as well as 4th in the number of tourists coming to Macao," said he.
The Ambassador said that the most active interaction between our countries is developing in the field of pharmaceuticals, information technologies, tourism.
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 countries that have entered against her punishment: USA, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway.