The EU’s Sanction Policy towards Russia – Much Ado about Nothing?
Picture: Il Ministro Mogherini in riunione con il presidente della Confederazione elvetica e i ministri degli esteri di Ucraina e Russia, picture taken on October 17, 2014.
The EU’s approach to Russia since the onset of the Ukraine crisis has been characterised by internal divisions of opinion among the Member States, writes Anna-Sophie Maass in a recent article published on the blog European Futures. She argues that its relations with Russia, and in particular the issue of sanctions, will test whether the EU can achieve the objectives in its Global Strategy and become a more effective foreign policy actor. For the full article click here.
Dr Anna-Sophie Maass is Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the European Neighbourhood Policy Chair at the College of Europe, Natolin. Her monograph entitled „EU-Russia Relations, 1999-2015. From Courtship to Confrontation” is published by Routledge (2017).