This article provides information on the UK’s balance of trade with Russia. In 2019, the UK had a trade deficit with Russia of almost £4 billion. The article provides a breakdown of the UK’s trade in goods and services with Russia in 2019, and it summarises how economic relations have been affected by the foreign relations between the two countries in recent years.

Xylella fastidiosa is a bacteria that can cause severe disease and death in certain plants. This article explains what the disease is and discusses recent restrictions on plant imports that the UK Government has imposed to reduce the risk of it being introduced to the UK. Xylella is due to be the subject of an oral question in the House of Lords on 8 July 2020.

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