Archive for the ‘Russia’ Category

Pig Import Ban into Russia

February 3, 2014 Comments off

by Simon McKeever, Chief Executive, Irish Exporters Association

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has been informed by the European Commission that the Russian Federation has banned the import of pigs, pork and reproductive material certified from the EU after the 26th of January 2014.  The ban follows the discovery of cases of African swine flu in Lithuania.

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Festival of Russian Culture 2014

February 3, 2014 Comments off

by Vera Smyth

Festival of Russian Culture will celebrate its 5th year and will be held from Sunday the 23rd of February till Sunday the 2nd of March.

The Festival has been a considerable success, notably the extensive range of cultural and entertainment activities attracting significant interest from both Irish and Russian communities, and it has established a strong reputation with both the Irish and Russian community here and abroad. In addition the festival has huge success generating a substantial amount of national and local press and radio coverage.

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Russia: All Carry-on Liquids and Food Banned on Flights

January 13, 2014 Comments off

by Alan Phelan

Russia has banned all carry-on liquids and food on domestic and international flights originating in Russia until 21 March as a security precaution before and after the Sochi Winter Olympics.

The new regulations ban all carry-on liquids, regardless of amount, including personal hygiene items, cosmetics, medicines, sprays, gels and also covers packaged food and baby food items.

Medication that is required to be taken during the flight, as well as baby food, could be allowed on-board in carry-on baggage in certain situations; provided that they have passed through security control and been checked using the necessary equipment.


Russian economy: a slowdown before policy-driven re-acceleration

December 3, 2013 Comments off

by Constantin Gurdgiev

In the generally subdued economic environment in the Western Europe and continued recessionary pressures across other parts of the CIS and former Soviet Union, Russian economy posted significant slowdown in the rate of growth over Q2 2012 and Q2 2013. This trend continued into Q3 2013, with latest figures showing real GDP growth of 1.2% year on year. This puts 2013 growth forecast closer to 1.4-1.6% in real terms and well below beginning of the year consensus forecasts of 2.2-2.7%. H1 2013 growth came in at 1.6%.

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Trade with Russia

December 3, 2013 Comments off

by Constantin Gurdgiev

The latest data on Ireland’s bilateral trade in goods shows continued strengthening of our trade surplus with Russia. In January-September 2013, Irish exports to Russia amounted to EUR485 million, up on EUR459 million year on year. Over the same period, Irish imports from Russia in goods sectors rose to EUR112 million – an increase of 36.6% year on year. As the result, Ireland’s trade surplus (goods sectors only) reached EUR373 million in the first nine months of 2013, virtually flat on EUR377 million trade surplus recorded in the same period of 2012.

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Ryanair: from Ireland to Russia

December 2, 2013 Comments off

by The Irish Times

Ryanair has been granted permission to fly to destinations in Russia from March next year by the country’s aviation authority. The Federal Air Transport Agency, known as Rosaviatsia, will allow the airline to start regular flights on routes from Dublin to Moscow and St Petersburg. Read more…

Trade Missions to Moscow, Report by Gerry Ennis

December 2, 2013 Comments off

Two trade missions to Moscow took place at the same time (Aviation and Agriculture) and in excess of 40 people travelled from Ireland. Each mission was fully supported by the Irish Embassy in Moscow.

Mr. Gerry Ennis, Head of Trade Finance at Ulster Bank, attended these trade missions to Moscow, organised by Enterprise Ireland and led by the Minister of State Alan Kelly, and provided the report on the trip.

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