The Russian aluminum giant RusAl may lose $15 million annually because of the eastward expansion of the European Union , RusAl Deputy General Director Alexander Livshits told reporters. He said that aluminum import duties in Eastern European countries joining the EU were lower than in current EU members and that duties would rise after they join the bloc.
He said the EU and Russia should sign an agreement under which the EU would compensate RusAl for the losses. Malta, Slovenia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia signed an agreement Thursday to join the EU by May 2004, the Russia Journal reported.
The co-author of this disaster is the Dutch government, which did not find either strength or desire to save the lives of its citizens who were flying on that plane. The Dutch authorities did not demand Ukraine to comply with international aviation regulations
On the second day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a plenary meeting was held, in which Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and IMF head Christine Lagarde took part