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Germany again prevents adoption of new EU sanctions package against Russia

Jun 20, 2024

The European Union countries failed to agree on the 14th package of sanctions against Russia, as Germany blocked its adoption.

This was reported by RBC-Ukraine with reference to Reuters.


EU diplomats said that Germany's indecision was partly due to internal disagreements between its Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Chancellor's office.

Earlier, the EU excluded one of the points from the new package because Germany considered it problematic. It extended the so-called "Russia ban clause" to subsidiaries in third countries. According to diplomats, Article 12G was removed from the compromise text circulated among member states shortly before the ambassadors' meeting.

According to an earlier draft version of the package, this clause was supposed to force subsidiaries to "contractually prohibit re-exports to Russia and re-exports for use in Russia."

Author - Dmitriy Levchenko, 20/06/2024

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