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Finland's Permanent Representation to the European Union


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European Council decided on restrictive measures targeting Russia

On Wednesday 16 July, the European Council convened in Brussels to discuss the situation in Ukraine and in the Middle East. The European Council stresses its support for a peaceful settlement of the crisis in Ukraine and condemns the illegal activities by armed militants in Eastern Ukraine. More...

Prime Minister Stubb: Additional EU sanctions on Russia unavoidable in this situation

Authorised by the European Council, the EU Council's Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREPER) has today agreed on new restrictive measures against Russia. The measures relate to the four sectors decided on by the EU Foreign Ministers in their Council meeting last week. More...

Report: Economic effects of Russia sanctions and counter sanctions expected to be limited

"Although the restrictive measures of the EU and other countries and Russia’s import ban will have significant effects on the outlook of certain companies and sectors, their direct effects on the overall economic activity of Russia and its trading partners will be minor, however," is the assessment of a report delivered today to the Government. More...

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