Polish exports up, despite Russian embargo: report

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Polish exports last year rose to 179.5 billion euros, up 8.3 percent on 2014, despite a Russian embargo, according to a new report. “Russia and its agents are spreading false information about alleged large losses by Polish companies due to the Russian embargo,” said a report by Poland’s Association of Entrepreneurs and Employers (ZPP), quoted by the niezalezna.pl website.

“The head of the Russian Agency for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Monitoring even said that these reach USD 800 billion!.. Russian lies are thoughtlessly being repeated by some Polish politicians,” the Association of Entrepreneurs and Employers said on its website.

Cezary Kaźmierczak, chairman of the ZPP, said: “If we analyze the value of Polish exports in 2015, we will see that there can be no question of losing large, even gigantic markets to the east [of Poland] because they simply do not exist.”

He added: “Much more important for Poland than the “great” Russia is the tiny Czech Republic.”

Polish entrepreneurs, meanwhile, are looking for new markets, for example in Africa and Asia, according to the Association of Entrepreneurs and Employers.

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