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Visa Sanctions — A Sign of Strength? No

... mentioned above and a reduction in the number of visas issued from the rest. Let's try to figure out what the EU and Russia will gain and lose from such a development. Vadim Voinikov: Legal and Political Aspects of EU’s Possible Visa Sanctions Against Russian Nationals For the European Union, the benefits of visa restrictions are mainly symbolic. Visa sanctions are another measure that can be written down as an asset in containing Russia. They can be regarded as a signal that there will be no return to the conditionally pre-February ...


Legal and Political Aspects of EU’s Possible Visa Sanctions Against Russian Nationals

... decisions on individual basis (Article 1). However, the states that have suspended issuance of visas do not deny visas, they do not accept visa applications. In other words, these states do not conduct activities with a view to issuing Schengen visas to Russians, and the European Union cannot force them to conduct such activities since this issue comes within the purview of national governments. By stopping issuing visas to all Russian nationals, individual EU member states violate the principles of non-discrimination ...


To Confiscate and Get Convicted? Seventh Package of Sanctions against Russia Presents Unaccounted-for Risks

It is necessary to be ready for a scenario where the property of individuals and structures in the EU is confiscated, as well as their criminal prosecution in certain EU countries for violating sanctions legislation The seventh package of the European Union sanctions against Russia in connection with the events in Ukraine will be remembered for its ban on the import of Russian gold, the expansion of export controls, as well as its list of blocked individuals and organisations. However, an important new feature hasn’t been ...


The Policy of Sanctions and the Golden Horde Legacy

... similar narrative, in one form or another, has been developing for centuries among Russia’s Western neighbours. However, some imperial practices appear to be universal. Today they can be observed in US policy and, to some extent, in the policy of the European Union. Russia itself has largely lost its imperial heritage, becoming a nation-state even to a greater extent than its Western rivals. Which, of course, does not preclude a transition to an imperial organisation in the future under certain circumstances. Ivan ...


The Aspen Institute and Centre for European Reform Workshop on the U.S.-EU-Russia-China Relations

... European Union relations with Russia and China in the new geopolitical and geo-strategic environment. The discussion addressed the following issues: further institutional development of NATO and the EU, the consequences of the economic disengagement of the European Union and Russia, the significance of Western sanctions for the Russian economy, the dynamics of Russia-China relations, and the prospects for globalization. Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, spoke at the conference.


China and Russia: Dialog in the Face of External Challenges

... off or conducting exclusionary policies in the global economy. Given the current situation, there are no opportunities to improve Russia–Europe relations at this time. The trend towards deteriorating relations between the two is evident. However, Russia and the European Union are geographical neighbors, and as the phrase goes, neighbors cannot simply “leave,”; they will always live side by side whether they want to or not. China, Russia, and the EU are located on the same Eurasian continent. Beijing and ...


Transit Crisis: Formal Mistakes and Informal Consequences

... Looking at the problem from a strictly formal point of view, Lithuania’s move may have had legal grounds. The EU sanctions included in the most recent edition of the EU Council Regulation (EU) No 833/2014 “ concerning restrictive measures in view of Russia's actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine”list four groups of goods that cannot be imported into the European Union. First, products made of iron and steel listed in Appendix 17 to the Regulation, including hot-rolled and cold-rolled sheets and strips from unalloyed steel and other alloys, electrical steel sheets, metal-coated sheets, tin products, fittings,...


Oxford Process Tenth International Expert Meeting on Challenges in Settling Russian-Ukrainian Crisis

... the Russian-Ukrainian crisis and the future of European security. The meeting was dedicated to the prospects for post-conflict reconstruction of the territories affected by military operations and the future of economic relations between Ukraine, the European Union and Russia. Other discussion topics included various aspects of restructuring the Ukrainian economy, the problems of the country's external debt, and the likely place of Ukraine in the emerging global and European division of labor. As usual, the event was ...


It’s hard for EU to replace Russian gas

At the SPIEF Ivan Timofeev, an International affairs analyst, has explained how Moscow has been dealing with the impact from Western sanctions. At the SPIEF Ivan Timofeev, an International affairs analyst, has explained how Moscow has been dealing with the impact from Western sanctions.


Closing Loopholes: Outlining the U.S. and EU Sanctions Policy Onward

... most sensitive issue being the ban on Russian oil imports. Brussels, however, managed to reach consensus after much negotiation. The import of Russian oil and petroleum products into the EU is now prohibited, albeit with a number of reservations . The European Union continues to pursue its consistent policy of squeezing Russian energy resources from its market. Previously, Brussels banned deliveries of Russian coal. Restrictions on gas are not ruled out in the future either, although they will require much more effort as they incur higher costs. Andrey Kortunov: Consolidation ...


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  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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