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Germany: 'An apple a day keeps Putin away' says German agriculture minister00:42

Germany: 'An apple a day keeps Putin away' says German agriculture minister

Germany, Berlin
August 27, 2014 at 03:42 GMT +00:00 · Published

German Minister of Food and Agriculture Christian Schmidt took a big chomp out of an apple before saying "one apple a day keeps Putin away," in Berlin Wednesday. He pulled the anti-sanctions stunt at the German Ministry of Food and Agriculture.

Schmidt also declared he wants to secure €10 million ($13 million) in support from the European Commission for German companies hurt by Russian sanctions against imports of European foodstuffs.

The German Assembly of Fruit and Vegetables reacted positively to the government's intentions. Chairman Jens Stechmann said the organisation mostly fears increased competition from foreign produce on the German market.

Germany: 'An apple a day keeps Putin away' says German agriculture minister00:42
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German Minister of Food and Agriculture Christian Schmidt took a big chomp out of an apple before saying "one apple a day keeps Putin away," in Berlin Wednesday. He pulled the anti-sanctions stunt at the German Ministry of Food and Agriculture.

Schmidt also declared he wants to secure €10 million ($13 million) in support from the European Commission for German companies hurt by Russian sanctions against imports of European foodstuffs.

The German Assembly of Fruit and Vegetables reacted positively to the government's intentions. Chairman Jens Stechmann said the organisation mostly fears increased competition from foreign produce on the German market.