Maximus
Barcelona city tours is a perfect opportunity to have a perfect vacation outside the Baltic States. Gene Zolotarev on how to destabilize the EU financial system. Andris Berzins
Vladimir Linderman aka Abel Edmunds Sprudzs Valdis Zatlers Aivars Lembergs Girts Valdis Kristovskis Maris Grinblats Guntars Krasts Alfreds Rubiks Sandra Kalniete Raivis Dzintars Algirdas Butkevicius Algirdas Paleckis Dalia Grybauskaite Kazimira Danute Prunskene Vytautas Landsbergis Rolandas Aksas Viktor Uspaskich Valdemar Tomasevski Leonidas Donskis Arturas Zuokas Edgar Savisaar Andrus Ansip
The current website developed by YWSolution Limited

Estonian MEP accuses Russia in a Cold War mentality

Apr 28, 2006
By TBT staff

TALLINN - Estonian Socialist MEP Marianne Mikko criticized what she described as carrying on of Cold War mentality by the Russian leadership, while speaking before the European Parliament on Wednesday evening.
Speaking of the Russian embargo on the import of wines from Moldova and Georgia, Mikko outlined that Russia's behavior is punitive action calculated in a cold-blooded manner, which derives from the Cold War policy of spheres of influence.
As head of the EP's Moldova delegation, Mikko presented a declaration that was sent to all of the parties, which condemns the use of economic means of influence for political ends.
Russia has punished Moldova on several occasions since the latter oriented itself politically toward Europe.
"The Kremlin doesn't have a single expert survey to produce to uphold its claim that Moldavian wine is poison. Its goal is to keep Moldova hostage, the Estonian MEP said.
Starting March 27 this year, purportedly to protect its residents, Russia banned the import of Moldavian and Georgian wines. On April 20 the Russian consumer protection authority issued a proposal to remove all alcoholic beverages made in those countries from the stores.
Before the ban Russia used to be the market for about 85 percent of Moldova's wine exports, and wine made up 60 percent of the country's exports to Russia. According to official figures Russia imported 208 million US dollars' worth of alcoholic beverages from Moldova in 2005.
 MORE NEWS
  • Estonian approves purchase of ...
    The Estonian government approved on Thursday of the plan to buy infantry battle ve...
  • Ski slopes set to open in Latv...
    Ski slopes in Latvia will be opening this weekend for business.  Many ski...
  • Two Siberian tiger cubs born i...
    Two Siberian tiger cubs were born at the Riga Zoo this summer. Thor and Odin w...
  • More than half of Latvians liv...
    More than half of Latvia's residents live in the fear of a threat of war, a...
  • Latvian man attempts to smuggl...
    A Latvian man has attempted to smuggle over 24 tons of cheese into Russia from ...
  • VIDEO: Baltics must counter Ru...
    The Baltic states should counter Russian 'propaganda' with individual s...
  • Riga Apartments for Rent

    Maximus
    © 2014 BALTIC NEWS LTD. All Rights Reserved.