On 29 June 2017, the Russian Government announced it’s intention to re-new its counter-sanctions against EU food products. On 30 June 2017, a Presidential executive Order was signed renewing the sanctions against EU food products until 31 December 2018.Read More
EU Russia Related Sanctions
On 28 June 2017, the EU Council prolonged it’s economic sanctions against the Russian Federation until 31 January 2018. See Council Decision 2017/1148 amending Council Decision 2014/512/CFSP.
The UK House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee published it’s Seventh Report (Session 2016-2017) on The United Kingdom’s Relations with Russia. The report deals with the issue of Russia related sanctions.
On 13 March 2017, the EU Council prolonged the restrictive measures over actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine for a further six months, until 15 September 2017. The measures…
On 03 March 2017, the EU Council extended the asset freezes against 15 people which it holds responsible for the misappropriation of Ukrainian state funds or for the abuse of office causing a loss to Ukrainian public funds. The restrictive measures were prolonged until until 6 March 2018.
On 10 February 2017, Italy accused Russia of hacking it’s foreign ministry in 2016. According to published reports, the hacking lasted for months before it was detected. The accusation has been flatly rejected by Russia. The accusation is now being investigated by the chief prosecutor in Rome.
On 15 December 2016, as predicted, EU leaders agreed to extend their sector sanctions against Russia until mid-2017. The target of EU sanctions will focus on the Russian defense, energy, and financial sectors. Its expected that the restrictive measures will be formalized this coming week. The extension of sanctions, which was agreed with the U.S., are a result of the ongoing crisis in the Crimea and Sevastopol.
Switzerland decides to follow EU and U.S. sanctions concerning six Russian members of parliament concerning the controversial election in the Crimea Region and Sevastopol.
EU and U.S. Decide to continue Russia Sanctions In a conference chaired by Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel, as predicted earlier, U.S. President Obama and European Leaders decided to continue their respective sanctions regimes against Russia. …
President Obama and European leaders discuss future of Russia Sanctions in Berlin On his last round of foreign trips, President Obama arrived in Berlin on Wednesday evening after visiting Greece. One of the topics to…