Contents tagged with Sanctions
Montenegro, Albania, Norway, Ukraine, and Georgia have joined the EU sanctions imposed against Russia due to the annexation of the Crimea which are in effect until June 23rd, 2019, said the High Representative of the European Union, Federica Mogherini.
“The Candidate Countries Montenegro and Albania, and the EFTA country Norway, member of the European Economic Area, as well as Ukraine and Georgia align themselves with this Declaration. They will ensure that their national policies conform to …
The construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which will connect Russia and Germany directly, may be financed even if Washington places sanctions on the European companies involved in the project, Nord Stream 2 CFO Paul Corcoran told Welt am Sonntag in an interview.
“The project will definitely be financed. It is important for Gazprom, and Russia currently has a large liquidity reserve in euros,” Corcoran emphasized.
According to the CFO, the initiative may be realized even without …
Over the next three years, the rate of economic growth in Russia will be half of the world average, and sanctions from western countries will persist, restricting the flow of foreign capital, without which it will be necessary to rely solely on internal resources.These were Russia’s Central Bank’s (CB) assumptions in the projection of the “Primary areas of development of the financial market” until 2020.
No significant acceleration of the Russian economy is foreseen. The CB predicts that the …
Minister of Finance Oleksandr Danyliuk warned that the European Union could introduce economic sanctions against Ukraine if the MLI or Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent BEPS (Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting) is not signed.
"We must sign a multilateral convention to implement measures related to the taxation agreement before June 28. This is the so-called MLI. The relevant decision was made by the Cabinet of Ministers back in December last year, …
The lower house of the Russian parliament, in the third and final reading, passed a bill on counter sanctions.
In the final version of the bill, there is no mention of specific areas to which sanctions may apply. The law enables the government to ban the importation of any product or raw material, with the exception of necessary goods that are not produced in Russia.
Additionally, restrictions cannot be applied to goods imported for personal use, both by Russians and foreigners.
The bill …
A joint investigation by SWR and the Berliner Zeitung has uncovered that Russian oligarch Arkady Rotenberg, who has been individually sanctioned by the EU and US, is investing in large real estate projects in Germany, DW reports.
The authors of the investigation have specifically linked Rotenberg with the Kudamm-Karree-Hochhaus building complex in Berlin. The complex is located on Kurfürstendamm boulevard in the western center of the city, and includes a high-rise building, shopping center, …
The Russian Parliament adopted in first reading bills on sanctions against the USA and also on criminal liability for compliance with the sanctions against Russia, as reported by the press-service of the State Duma.
It is reported that 412 Deputies of the Russian State Duma voted in favor of the draft bill. In addition, the MPs also adopted amendments to the Criminal Code that impose responsibility for complying with the Western sanctions in the Russian territory.
The voting on these draft …
The Russian State Duma has drafted a bill denoting criminal liability, punishable by up to four years of imprisonment, for the implementation of sanctions by foreign states, as well as for assistance in establishing anti-Russian sanctions, in the territory of the Russian Federation, Interfax reports.
"This draft law, which proposes changes to the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, will be officially introduced to the State Duma on Monday morning; its authors - the speakers for both …
Interfax reports that the State Duma of Russia is amending the draft bill on counter sanctions to avoid prohibiting the import of drugs from the U.S. that are similar to those which exist in Russia, Ivan Melnikov, the First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma, stated.
“It is planned to exclude from the draft bill the mention of specific industries and specific goods and services and leave only the measures that can be applied,” Melnikov said.
In the first reading of the draft bill, it was …
"A reduction in the share of ownership [of the company] by a person under sanctions is not necessarily a basis for excluding [the company] from the sanctions list," RBC news agency reports, citing an official US Treasury Department spokesperson.
According to the source, OFAC (the Office for Foreign Assets Control, a subdivision of the Treasury Department) "conducts a thorough analysis of the facts and circumstances of each request for exclusion [from the sanctions list) and does not discuss …