Brian O'Connell - 16 March 2015
Ireland’s calculus on sanctions is informed by its economic ties to Russia and its need to forge stronger EU ties ahead of a potential Brexit.
James Connal - 12 March 2015
The UK supports sanctions, but the Ukraine crisis has become a political football in the campaign for the upcoming general elections.
Piotr Buras - 12 March 2015
Poland is more moderate on Russia policy than hawks might have hoped, preferring the use of sanctions to any military option.
Gustav Gressel - 09 March 2015
Austria is still sceptical about sanctions, but it will not challenge the bigger EU states without support.
Olaf Boehnke - 09 March 2015
Merkel's tireless diplomacy has made Germany the driver of EU policy on sanctions.
Jana Kobzova - 09 March 2015
Slovakia has taken steps to diversify its economic interests away from Russia, which has altered its calculus on sanctions.
Silvia Francescon - 09 March 2015
Italy has been hard hit by sanctions on Russia, but it has held the European line, while still promoting further dialogue.
Francisco de Borja Lasheras - 09 March 2015
Spain’s approach to sanctions against Russia has shifted as the crisis over Ukraine has escalated.
Chi-Kong Chyong - 02 March 2015
Gazprom is supplying gas directly to Ukraine’s breakaway regions and the dispute with Ukraine threatens Ukraine’s future territorial integrity.
Gustav Gressel - 18 February 2015
Germany needs to square the circle between domestic demands for restraint and isolationism and the increasing responsibilities of European leadership.
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