The EU Wants to Enhance Its Sanctions Regime
Dec 25, 2018 | 18:00 GMT
- The European Union is currently discussing new tools to impose targeted sanctions against individuals and institutions responsible for human rights violations.
- This proposal seeks to give the European Union additional options to impose pressure on governments and institutions, though the effectiveness of targeted sanctions is still a matter of debate within the bloc.
- Political interests and national strategies will continue to influence the European Union's foreign policy, which means that a new sanctions regime would still face the same kinds of limits that characterize the existing ones.