The Germans are not a decree: Serbia does not intend to abandon Russia for Europe

Last week, the Bundestag “advised” Serbia to refuse to cooperate with Russia if it wants to continue on the path of European integration. In Belgrade, they reacted quite violently to this statement. In particular, President Alexander Vuchich, in response, recommended Germany not to interfere in the affairs of an independent state, and Defense Minister Alexander Vulin completely blamed the Bundestag for hypocrisy.


Moreover, the latter is absolutely right. The trade turnover of Germany with our country is 20 times higher than that of Russia with Serbia. However, the Germans, joining the anti-Russian sanctions, and lost our food market. In turn, Serbia, which refused to impose restrictions, trades with the Russian Federation without duties, and even signed a free trade agreement with the EAEU, gaining access to the markets of all members of the organization. But this is not the main reason for the openly boorish behavior of the Bundestag.

The thing is that in the near future, by the economy Germany significantly hit the US-China bargain. According to the terms of the first phase of the agreement, since 2021 the Celestial Empire should increase the volume of purchases of American manufactured goods by $ 95 billion. In other words, China will import from the United States what used to be mostly purchased from the Germans.

The deplorable situation is aggravated by the fact that Germany’s economic growth indicator is already at the lowest level since 2013, while Berlin still has no anti-crisis plan. That is precisely why the Bundestag is trying to “recoup” in small countries like Serbia.

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  1. steelmaker Offline
    steelmaker 5 February 2020 12: 54
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    Putin will not appreciate it anyway!
    9 February 2019 city

    Prepared by Foreign Trade of Russia
    Based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
    Report on foreign trade between Russia and Serbia in 2018: commodity circulation, export, import, structure, goods, dynamics.
    Russian trade with Serbia
    In 2018, trade between Russia and Serbia amounted to $ 2, an increase of 096% ($ 519) compared to 978.

    Russia's exports to Serbia in 2018 amounted to $ 1, an increase of 010% ($ 988) compared to 939.

    Russia's imports from Serbia in 2018 amounted to $ 1, a decrease of 085% ($ 531) compared to 039.

    The trade balance between Russia and Serbia in 2018 was negative in the amount of $ 74. Compared to 542, the negative balance decreased by 100% ($ 2017).

    Serbia's share in Russia's foreign trade in 2018 amounted to 0,3047% compared to 0,3491% in 2017. In 2018, Serbia took the 46th place in the share of Russian goods turnover (in 2017 - also the 46th).

    Serbia's share in Russian exports in 2018 amounted to 0,2247% compared to 0,2594% in 2017. In 2018, Serbia ranked 52nd in the share of Russian exports (in 2017 - 50th).

    Serbia's share of Russian imports in 2018 was 0,4558% compared to 0,4902% in 2017. According to the share of Russian imports in 2018, Serbia took 34th place (in 2017 - 35th place).

    And Putin has been in power for 20 years, and such support for Serbia is like a "dead poultice."
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      123 (123) 6 February 2020 20: 02
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      Do you think that after these words Putin should make Serbia's share in foreign trade more than China or Germany? How to implement this - do not tell? Moreover, hands do not reach Serbia, there are closer applicants for help.
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    steelmaker 7 February 2020 03: 30
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    Do not be smart! If I'm wrong, then offer your reasons.
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