About: Russia sanctions

Politics 24-06-2022

Far-right and left most pro-Kremlin in EU Parliament, data finds

Attitudes towards Russia in the European Parliament vary according to country and ideology, new data published this week suggests, with parties from the far-left and far-right the most sympathetic to the Kremlin.
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Global Europe 24-06-2022

Eurofound survey reveals widespread support for Ukraine

Eurofound carried out a survey in April 2022 asking over 40,000 people living in Europe their views on a range of issues, including the war in Ukraine. It showed solidarity with Ukraine is very high and translates into active and practical support measures.
Politics 20-06-2022

Germany seizes property of Russian Duma member

Germany seized the property of a Putin supporter on Monday (20 June) over violations of the EU sanction regime for the first time since the sanctions entered into effect.
Energy 15-06-2022

Berlin props up Gazprom subsidiary with €10 billion loan

German Finance Minister Christian Lindner said he could not speculate on how high the loan from the KfW state investment bank to keep Gazprom Germania from insolvency would end up being, but sources place the figure in the region of €10 billion.
Energy 03-06-2022

EU needs ‘more urgency’ in replacing Russian gas, say liberals

The EU must speed up the replacement of Russian gas in its energy mix and dramatically increase investment in renewable energy infrastructure, senior liberal political leaders said on Friday (3 June).
Global Europe 01-06-2022

We must use Russian assets to rebuild Ukraine and help refugees

Seizing Russian assets in Europe is an important and just way to help Ukrainians now and during the country's reconstruction, writes Paweł Jabłoński.  
Economy & Jobs 31-05-2022

EU leaders agree to support Ukraine financially, but postpone details

European leaders at the EU summit in Brussels on the night of 30-31 May agreed on €9 billion in macro-financial support for Ukraine and committed themselves to help finance Ukraine's reconstruction, but they postponed decisions on the nature of the support and how it should be funded.
Europe's East 24-05-2022

No Russia oil embargo discussion at EU summit, says Hungary’s Orbán

Hungary will not drop its opposition to an EU embargo on Russian oil any time soon, and so EU leaders should not discuss the issue at next week’s summit in Brussels, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told European Council President Charles...
Economy & Jobs 19-05-2022

EU Commission proposes Ukraine reconstruction platform

Along with a €9 billion increase in short-term budgetary aid to the Ukrainian government, the European Commission proposed on Wednesday (18 May) setting up a reconstruction platform for Ukraine to help with the massive financing needs of rebuilding the country.
Economy & Jobs 13-05-2022

Putin says sanctions hurting West more than Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday Western countries were worse hit by sanctions imposed on Moscow over Ukraine than Russia, which he insists has been resilient in the face of "external challenges".
Energy 12-05-2022

Berlin inches closer to expropriating Gazprom assets

Following the Russian announcement of sanctions against 31 European utilities, including Gazprom Germania, the German government is inching closer to expropriating the German Gazprom subsidiary and related assets.

EU’s von der Leyen to present Russia oil ban in Parliament today

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is expected on Wednesday (4 May) to outline new sanctions against Moscow, including a ban on imports of Russian oil by the end of this year.
Energy 02-05-2022

EU to propose phasing out Russian oil by year-end in new sanctions wave

The EU will propose a phased out ban on Russian oil imports as part of a fresh round of sanctions against Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, sources said on Sunday (1 May).
Energy 25-04-2022

Brussels prepares to hit Russia with ‘smart sanctions’ on oil imports

The European Union is preparing "smart sanctions" against Russian oil imports, The Times reported on Monday (25 April), citing the European Commission's executive vice-president, Valdis Dombrovskis.
Economy & Jobs 20-04-2022

How Russia can avert sovereign default and why it might not care

The Russian government has enough funds to prevent a default on its sovereign debt. However, it is unclear whether Moscow has much interest in preventing a default and creditors may have a hard time getting at Russian assets to compensate for their loss.
Economy & Jobs 19-04-2022

New EU sanctions on Russia to target Sberbank, von der Leyen says

The European Union's forthcoming sanctions on Russia will target banks, in particular Sberbank, as well as oil, the head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen told a German newspaper.
Economy & Jobs 15-04-2022

Russia asks Brazil to help keep sway at IMF and World Bank

Russia has asked Brazil for support in the IMF, the World Bank and the G20 group of top economies to help it counter sanctions imposed by the West since it invaded Ukraine, according to a letter seen by Reuters.
Europe's East 13-04-2022

Despite sanctions, Russian economy posts record current account surplus in Q1

High energy prices and continued purchase of Russian gas and oil in the first quarter of 2022 allowed Russia to post the highest current account surplus in recent history, indicating that EU sanctions against the country have only limited effect.
Energy 11-04-2022

Russian oil embargo could be part of next EU sanctions package, say ministers

The European Union's executive is drafting proposals for an EU oil embargo on Russia, the foreign ministers of Ireland, Lithuania and the Netherlands said on Monday (11 April), although there is still no agreement to ban Russian crude.
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Future EU 07-04-2022

We need a genuine union of European citizens that includes Ukraine

Interview with Marta Barandiy, founder of civil society network Promote Ukraine and editor-in-chief of Brussels Ukraїna Review, and Maryna Yaroshevych, head of advocacy at Promote Ukraine The Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) is the opportunity for the EU...
Global Europe 05-04-2022

Why are Russian rough diamonds exempt from EU sanctions?

Following the summit trilogy that put Brussels in the spotlight last week, a key question emerges: why isn’t the European import of Russian rough diamonds hit by any of the trade sanctions adopted by the EU since the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine, asks Larisa Stanciu.
Global Europe 04-04-2022

Germany expels 40 Russian diplomats in response to massacre in Ukraine

Germany announced the expulsion of 40 Russian diplomats on Monday (4 April) in response to the discovery of apparent mass graves and executed civilians in Bucha, near Kyiv, adding that it seeks to end all trade relations with Russia.
Europe's East 29-03-2022

A future in which Ukraine wins

For Ukrainians, victory over the Russian invaders is the only choice. For that, Ukraine needs support from Europe in the form of military support, further sanctions, and in creating the preconditions for a lasting peace, argues Nataliya Popovych.
Economy & Jobs 24-03-2022

G7 leaders agree on no new sanctions, want to close loopholes

Leaders of the world's most developed nations agreed on Thursday (24 March) to work together on implementing the sanctions currently in force against Russia so that they cannot be circumvented through evasive actions by Russian entities, but did not agree on any new sanctions against Moscow.