From the countries-EU members from the restraining measures imposed by Russia in response to punishment, the most damaged Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, said senior Minister of Poland Dominik Jankowski referring to the information of the Geneva Institute of international relations.
He cites the Geneva Institute of international relations and development, According to which the result of Russian counter-sanctions, the export share of Estonia in the ratio of total trade deliveries to Countries outside the EU decreased by results of 2015 by 12, 7%, Latvia - 10, 7%, Lithuania 9, 1%, reports news Agency.
in Slovakia, the figure was minus 7, 7%, Czech Republic - 7, 3%, Poland - 7, 2 %, Finland - 7, 1%, Slovenia 6, 0%, Hungary - 5, 0%, Austria - 4, 6%, Germany - 3, 3 %, Denmark - 2, 9%, Croatia - 2, 8%. According to the data of Jankowski, the restrictive measures on Russia the least damaged Cyprus, Netherlands, Romania, Italy, Sweden, Malta, France, Belgium, Bulgaria, Luxembourg, Spain, Ireland, Greece, Portugal and the UK. In this group of countries the decrease in export deliveries was below the average decrease of EU exports to third Countries in General, which amounted to 2, 8%. Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. EU countries, USA and Canada in the spring of 2014 imposed against Russia 1st package of sanctions, then It was extended. In response, Russia in the last month of summer 2014 has imposed retaliatory punishment, which has spread to agro-industrial products From USA, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway.