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EU May File WTO Complaint over Russia’s Food Embargo

Posted August 29, 2014

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Sofia News Agency)

The EU may file legal action the World Trade Organization (WTO) over the Russian food embargo, according to EU Trade Commissioner Karel de Gucht.

De Gucht said in an interview for German newspaper Frankfurter Algemeine Zeitung that the complaint was being prepared and it could be filed in mid-September, adding that no final decision had been made on the step.

The polish government is said to be particularly insistent on the need for a WTO action against Russia, while other EU Member States and the European Commission are said to have reacted cautiously to the proposal, fearing further escalation of the tensions. Read more here.