What next for EU sanctions on Russia?

As a result of the annexation of Crimea and ongoing hostilities in the Donbas, the EU imposed three layers of economic and financial sanctions on Russia in 2014. In March, the time will come to discuss whether they should be renewed or not. As Moscow lobbies for them to be lifted, some EU member states are finding themselves vulnerable to this pressure for various domestic reasons, whilst others push for a harder line. We asked ECFR experts from several of our national offices to explain the factors behind this ongoing debate.

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