Because of the sanctions war between Russia and the West to Italy in 2015 will lose 3 billion euros due to the decrease in exports, said the Agency's Vice-President for Europe of the General Confederation of Italian industry Сonfindustria Lisa Ferrarini (Lisa Ferrarini).
"for the 1st year of penalties loss of Italy amounted to approximately ? 300 million. Currently, if the embargo continues, expect for 2015 losses of about 3 billion from exports. The trade with Russia reached 40 billion, We were second after Germany in the European country on exports From the EU. We were the leader in the market of luxury goods, but equally in mechanical engineering for agriculture, machine tools, food products - all Made in Italy. So, the Russian market for us is very much lacking, " said Ferrarini.
She said that the conquest of export quotas on the trade markets of other countries requires time and investment.
"Our previous efforts have gone in vain. And Now, after several years of excellent position in the export market, we will change other countries. Markets you can win, but it would have cost us tears and blood. I heartily believe in the Euro and in Europe, but recent events have shown us that Europe is not unified. The crisis with Russia and Ukraine is proved, i.e., as the Crisis of migration, " added Ferrarini.
the Commissioner of the Confederation of Italian industry also said that Italy has become a problem only on the Crisis exports, but also reduce the number of Russian tourists." This year we really weren't a lot of tourists From Russia, which has always been famous for its purchasing power. Italy is very hard to suffer from this situation, " She said.
"The USA was blocked, and without the go-ahead From overseas Europe will not budge. I don't discuss politics, it's not my competence. I say, as a businessman and as a citizen - I am very concerned about these pockets of geopolitical crises that grievously harm the whole economic system. From overseas in the last period of time decided to open the door to relations with Iran improved relations took place with Cuba. I wholeheartedly wish that the intelligence and realism of America prevailed, and the United States with Russia have agreed and Italy again exported to the Russian Federation their beautiful products ", - concluded Ferrarini.
Russia in the last month of summer 2014 limited the import of foodstuffs From countries that have entered against her punishment, as well As among them From the EU. The ban covers meat, sausage, fish, vegetables, fruits, dairy products.
Of the Russian Federation on June 25 decided to extend its food embargo for one year, until August 5, 2016 in response to the punishment of the EU, which were prolonged until 31 January of the same year. The list excluded juvenile oysters and mussels, prohibited the import of any cheese and tightened import regulations lactose-free dairy products.