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Valentine’s Day: to Russia with love — from the EU

Russia’s annexation of Crimea and Moscow's alleged meddling in European elections means relations with Brussels are at an all-time low.
 
But, while there are tit-for-tat economic sanctions still in place between the two, the romantic flame has seemingly not entirely gone out.
 
For the EU sends more freshly-cut roses to Russia than anywhere else in the world, according to figures released ahead of Valentine’s Day.
 
Eurostat says of non-EU countries, Russia was the primary destination of the bloc’s roses between January and October last year.
 
There were €62 million worth of the flowers sent Russia’s way, which represents 45% of the EU’s exports to countries outside the community.
 
The next biggest non-EU market was Switzerland (€28 million or 31% of exports) followed by Norway (€4 million) and Belarus (€3 million).
 
The source: Euronews

13.02.2018