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4 January 2016
Question for written answer P-000001-16
to the Commission
Rule 130
Anna Maria Corazza Bildt (PPE) , Jacek Saryusz-Wolski (PPE) , Jaromír Štětina (PPE) , Rebecca Harms (Verts/ALE) , Ivan Štefanec (PPE) , Richard Sulík (ECR) , Dubravka Šuica (PPE) , Davor Ivo Stier (PPE) , Petras Auštrevičius (ALDE) , Adam Szejnfeld (PPE) , Jarosław Wałęsa (PPE) , Kaja Kallas (ALDE) , Joachim Zeller (PPE) , Andrey Kovatchev (PPE) , Lars Adaktusson (PPE) , Michał Boni (PPE) , Marju Lauristin (S&D) , Tibor Szanyi (S&D) , Dariusz Rosati (PPE) , Gabrielius Landsbergis (PPE) , Andrej Plenković (PPE) , Antanas Guoga (ALDE) , Jerzy Buzek (PPE) , Artis Pabriks (PPE) , Cristian Dan Preda (PPE) , Sandra Kalniete (PPE) , Mark Demesmaeker (ECR)

 Subject:  EU counter-measures to Russian trade sanctions against Ukraine
 Answer in writing 

On 1 January 2016 the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) between the EU and Ukraine comes into force. Russia has consistently opposed any rapprochement between the EU and Ukraine, inter alia through its annexation of Crimea and its orchestration of the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine. Russia has threatened to impose retaliatory trade measures on Ukraine as retribution for the DCFTA. It would therefore be appropriate to prepare counter-measures.

1. Has the Commission prepared such counter-measures to limit the effect of possible Russian trade sanctions on Ukraine?

2. If so, are the measures ready to come into force immediately if necessary?

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