BRUSSELS Aug 8 Senior agricultural experts from
all European Union countries will meet on Aug. 14 in Brussels to
debate and analyse the impact of a Russian ban on EU food, the
European Commission said on Friday.
Moscow banned most food imports from the West on Thursday in
retaliation for U.S. and EU sanctions imposed over Russia's
actions in Ukraine.
"In the current context, the most important is to react in a
proportionate and rapid way should the situation arise," EU's
Agriculture Commissioner Dacian Ciolos said in a statement.
The EU's executive arm was also establishing a task force to
analyse the potential impacts sector by sector, and to assess
how it can provide support.
(Reporting by Martin Santa)