EU’s next foreign policy chief on Russia sanctions & QM voting

Josep Borrell, the EU’s next High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs, has indicated his view that the EU should maintain sanctions on Russia until it “changes its attitude on Crimea and territorial violations”. In Mr Borrell’s first European Parliament hearing this week, he said the EU should renew sanctions by majority voting instead of by unanimity to strengthen its foreign policy stance. Mr Borrell will replace his predecessor, Federica Mogherini, on 1 November 2019. EU Parliament Hearing here.

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About Michael O'Kane

Michael O'Kane

Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...

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