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EU sanctions, A key foreign and security policy instrument [Policy podcast]

Sanctions have become an increasingly central element of the EU’s common and foreign security policy. At present, the EU has 42 sanctions programmes in place, making it the world’s second-most active user of restrictive measures, after the US. Continue reading

U.S. withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal [What Think Tanks are thinking]

President Donald Trump announced on May 8 that the United States was withdrawing from the Iran nuclear agreement, ignoring calls from other signatories to preserve the 2015 deal, which lifted sanctions on Teheran in return for measures scaling back its nuclear ambitions. Continue reading

Conflict minerals [Plenary Podcast]

Written by Marta Latek, After lengthy interinstitutional negotiations concluded in a trilogue agreement with the Council, Parliament is due to adopt its first-reading position, during the March II part-session, on a proposed regulation laying down supply chain due diligence obligations for importers of tin, tantalum and tungsten, as well as their ores, and gold originating … Continue reading

Counter-terrorist sanctions regimes: Legal framework and challenges at UN and EU levels

Written by Carmen-Cristina Cîrlig, Targeted sanctions against individuals and entities suspected of supporting terrorism are an important part of the United Nations Security Council’s counter-terrorism programme. Under the main counter-terrorist sanctions regimes created under Chapter VII of the United Nations (UN) Charter, UN member states are obliged to impose an asset freeze, travel ban and … Continue reading

Sanctions over Ukraine – Impact on Russia

In early 2014, Russia violated international law by annexing Crimea and allegedly fomenting separatist uprisings in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donbas. Continue reading

The nuclear agreement with Iran

Written by Patryk Pawlak; Graphics: Christian Dietrich The International Atomic Energy Agency referred the issue of Iran’s nuclear programme to the UN Security Council (UNSC) in 2006. The UN gradually adopted restrictive measures against Iran, including an embargo on states exporting materials that could be used for Iran’s nuclear programme and placing financial and travel … Continue reading

Russian measures against European Union agricultural products: one year on

Written by Ana Martinez Juan The legal basis for the European Union (EU) relations with the Russian Federation is the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement , which came into force on 1 December 1997 and regulates the political and economic relations between the two parties. In this context, and regarding trade exchanges, Russia is the third … Continue reading

Economic impact on the EU of sanctions over Ukraine conflict

Written by Marcin Szczepański Russia is the European Union’s third biggest trading partner. In 2014, trade volume between the European Union (EU) and Russia decreased, mainly due to the impact of the recession on the Russian economy, as well as the conflict in Ukraine which led to EU sanctions and Russian countermeasures. Beginning in early … Continue reading

Russian measures against European Union agricultural products

Written by Ana Martinez Juan Updated on 10 October 2014 The legal basis for the European Union (EU) relations with the Russian Federation is the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement, which came into force on 1 December 1997 and regulates the political and economic relations between the two parties. In this context, and regarding trade exchanges, Russia … Continue reading

A new phase in EU-Cuba relations

After 18 years of restricted policy, the EU and Cuba have started negotiations towards a future bilateral agreement aiming at supporting economic and democratic reforms. With power passing definitively from Fidel to Raúl Castro, Cuba has shown more openness to modernisation of the country. This new prospect of a normalisation in EU-Cuba relations may even … Continue reading

Iran’s nuclear programme: 10 years of talks

On 15 October 2013, a new round of negotiations on Iran’s nuclear programme began between Iran and the group of major world powers known as the E3+3 (the group is also commonly referred to as the P5+1 and consists of France, Germany, the UK, China, Russia and the US). A second session was held from 7-10 November, … Continue reading

Sanctions as an EU foreign policy instrument

The EU’s sanctions policy under the CFSP framework is guided by the EU’s overarching foreign policy principle of effective multilateralism, with the United Nations (UN) at its core. Thus the EU implements mandatory sanctions adopted by the UN Security Council in order to maintain or restore international peace and security. It can also impose autonomous … Continue reading

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