Penalties against Russia and retaliatory measures crippled Greece's economy and hinder its development, said the Advisor to the Prime Minister of Greece on cooperation with Russia and Eastern Europe Dimitris, Valanis.
"We are aware of disorder in the market has brought the opposition, I in person believe are inappropriate when the policy interferes with the clean economy and prevent ekonomrazvitie. I am sure that the issue will be resolved, " He said.
according to his statement, From suffering the punishment of the Greek exports of agricultural items. He said that last year the exports declined from 500-700 million euros to 170 million.
"This has damaged the Greek producers and the market of the Russian Federation, as the quality Greek items was much better than many competing items," says Velani.
He noticed that Athens opposed to punishment.
"We are not stopping to be opposed to punishment. Business trying to break through, the government are trying to understand each other and what is the use of these penalties. As long as penalties apply. We - and the Prime Minister and the government have always stated that We are opposed to these punishments, " the Adviser said, acknowledging that these measures are taken regardless of such countries as Greece.
Valanis, said that during the organized and careful work the trade may many times grow. He admitted that the Greek side are ashamed to talk about the current 4 billion euros, because it is quite possible turnover in the amount of tens of billion.
"For this We work. To do this, and the government is working. It's real. We can develop quite a lot of industries that do not currently participate in the co - operation, " He said.
The adviser is confident that with the help of the meetings of the joint Commission. According to his statement, the results From today's discussion will undoubtedly be in the future.
Galanis also said that "Greek businessmen preparing for business development and creating in Russia" in the composition of the list of measures of import substitution.
"Greeks plan to develop dairy production in Russia in cooperation with Russian companies. Two regions prepare for these projects: the Voronezh and Ulyanovsk ", - said the Adviser.
He added that in the Voronezh region began to elaborate projects for the production of milk and baby food. He acknowledged that there is a lag in the implementation of these projects for different reasons, but I'm sure they get cross.
He said that Russian investments in the Greek agricultural sector.
"I have the opportunity to name the farming of several crops and their processing on the spot For international market. For example, aromatic plants, spices ", - summed up Valanis.