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Politico: The EU is trying to increase the impact of already adopted sanctions

Politico: The EU is trying to increase the impact of already adopted sanctions

The West, represented by the European Union and the United States, is rushing about to find any opportunity to harm Russia. The EU has already introduced 10 packages of anti-Russian sanctions.

Now, according to Politico, Brussels has decided to focus more on monitoring the implementation of already adopted sanctions, as many of the restrictions imposed by the EU are slipping. It will be more useful not to introduce new sanctions, but to comply with existing ones, according to the EU leadership.

Politico notes that in many EU countries, experts are against further expansion of the names of goods subject to sanctions. They believe that the inclusion of such rare goods as, for example, fertilizers, titanium and uranium rods in the sanctions list will harm the EU countries more than Russia itself.

Ten European sanctions packages have failed to achieve their goals of weakening Russia. In addition, last year Russia's exports to Europe even increased, and problems with the supply of components for the defense industry were resolved by finding a replacement for them, writes Politico.

Brussels hopes that after the introduction of the latest package of sanctions, trade between the EU and Russia will be reduced by about half. However, when the first packages were adopted in the EU, they generally said that the Russian economy would collapse, but it continued to function stably.
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  1. parusnik
    parusnik 1 March 2023 17: 33
    Russia's exports to Europe even increased last year
    If gas is also included in the list of exports, a lot becomes clear, for example, why General Moroz did not help, but how they hoped for him. About some kind of kerdyk, they wrote to Europe, here on the pages of VO, and not only.
    1. Myths
      Myths 1 March 2023 17: 38
      And not just gas. Something we don’t think about banning the supply of goods, the absence of which will “harm” Europe.
      1. marchcat
        marchcat 1 March 2023 18: 03
        The EU decided to check whether the sanctions are being managed correctly and how much Europe has from this.
  2. Magic archer
    Magic archer 1 March 2023 17: 40
    It is high time to stop supplying the EU with what is vital for them. And it’s not only about energy sources, but also titanium, fertilizers and the same rare earths listed in the article, which are also a problem. It remains to be hoped that our leaders will have enough will for this
  3. zloybond
    zloybond 1 March 2023 23: 51
    And Russia is floundering and adapting. Well, we have no initiative. We do not impose sanctions for something, but only in response. This means there are no principles.