Contents tagged with EU countries

  • Russia expands its anti-Western sanctions

    Russia has banned the importation of live pigs and cattle by-products from the European Union, the United States, Canada and several other countries, as stated in a decree by the Russian government.

    The ban will be valid until December 31, 2018 for the countries of the European Union, the USA, Canada, Australia, Norway, Ukraine, Albania, Montenegro, Iceland and Liechtenstein.

    "The imposed restrictions on the import of goods will not affect the domestic needs of Russia," the resolution says. …

  • Daniel Fried: Russia is now Taking Sanctions Seriously

    Speaking at American University in Washington on January 15th, the U.S. State Department’s Coordinator for Sanctions, Daniel Fried, stated that the U.S. Government believes that sanctions are an instrument of international policy. According to Fried, economic influences have a greater effect than the use of military force in today’s political climate.

    In recent history, there are examples of both successful and unsuccessful sanctions. For the latter, Fried cites the blockade of Cuba, which, …