Ukraine: gas production up in January-May 2016

Ukraine increased gas production by 2% YoY in January-May 2016 to 8.391 billion cubic meters (bcm), the Ukrainian Energy and Coal Industry Ministry said. Naftogaz enterprises reduced gas production by 1.1%, to 6.67 bcm, including production of 6.12 bcm by Ukrgazvydobuvannia and a 0.550 bcm by Ukrnafta. Other oil and gas companies operating in Ukraine…

Russia: vodka production up in May 2016

The production of vodka in Russia has increased year on year by 30% in April and 29% in May. The increase has been informally linked to raids carried out by the Federal Security Service (FSB) and Federal Tax Service in February. The groups raided a number of illegal vodka factories in the Northern Caucasus, closing…

Russia: decision to ban imports of vegetative products from Macedonia to be reconsidered

Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phyto-Sanitary Control has reconsidered its decision to ban imports of vegetative products from Macedonia, the watchdog’s deputy head Alexey Alekseyenko said after negotiations with the republic’s representatives in Moscow. “Previously, we were concerned over attempts by criminal groups to use fake certificates of Macedonia’s Quarantine and Plant Protection Service”,…

Moldova: grape exports to EU up

Moldova has exported 12 thousand tons of grapes to the EU in 2014, 6 times as high as registered in 2013 and the highest export result ever. Moldova’s total exports of grapes amounted to 51 thousand tons in 2014 with 29 thousand tons of exports to Russia, 8 thousand tons to Belarus, and 2 thousand…

Ukraine: Lviv successfully hosted international conference “Technologies and innovations: from the ground to the finished product”

On July 1-2, a large-scale international scientific-practical conference “Technologies and innovations: from the ground to the finished product” has successfully been held in Lviv. The participants were about 300 representatives of the horticultural and processing industry from all over the country and abroad. The conference was also attended and discussed topical issues of horticulture and…