What to do with all these apples?

ApfelThe four Visegrad countries (V4) Poland, Hungary, the Slovak Republic and the Czech Republic share special relations with Russia, specifically in the areas of security, energy, tourism, investment and trade.

Therefore, the EU sanction regime which was introduced as a reaction to the annexation of Crimea and Russian aggression in Eastern Ukraine, has great significance in the V4 countries. So do the retaliatory bans imposed by Russia. Continue reading

Ralf Dahrendorf Taskforce Publication Series

Dahrendorf_Sanction_ImgAn extraordinary meeting of the Council of the EU on March 3, 2014 condemned “the illegal annexation of Crimea and deliberate destabilisation of a neighbouring sovereign country” as well as the authorisation given by the Federation Council of Russia on March 1, 2014 for the use of the armed forces on the territory of Ukraine. The EU called on Russia to immediately withdraw its armed forces to the areas of their permanent stationing. In the meantime, the EU imposed restrictive measures against the Russian Federation.

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Upcoming Event: “Balancing economic growth and sanctions on Russia – Challenges for the Latvian EU Presidency”

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 Econ Growth

8.00 – 9.30h

Venue: Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, Avenue de Cortenbergh 71, 1000 Brussels

About the event

With the beginning of the New Year, Latvia took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union – for the first time since it became an EU member state.

A focal point of the country’s presidency will be the promotion of jobs and growth. Having suffered a severe economic crisis itself, Latvia might have just the right recipes to restore confidence and spark economic growth – with a special focus on the digital arena.

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