03 Sep 2014

How should the EU respond to Russia’s war in Ukraine?

Steven Blockmans

0
Download Publication

3916 Downloads

President Putin has chosen to escalate the conflict in south-eastern Ukraine, thereby ignoring both the sanctions and the diplomatic advances of the EU and its partners in response to Russia’s belligerence towards its neighbour over the last six months. Ahead of the NATO Summit in Wales on September 4-5, calls are growing for EU member states to provide arms and more intelligence to Ukraine’s beleaguered army. But it is far from certain that the EU will summon up the collective courage to do so. Beyond sanctions, what other options does the EU have to alter the Kremlin’s calculus?

Steven Blockmans is Senior Research Fellow at CEPS and Head of the EU Foreign Policy research programme.

Related Publications

Browse through the list of related publications.

The end of an era

The Polish Constitutional Court’s judgment on the primacy of EU law and its effects on mutual trust

Deepening EU-Moldovan Relations

Updating and upgrading in the shadow of Covid-19 Third edition

Deepening EU-Ukrainian Relations

Updating and upgrading in the shadow of Covid-19 Third edition

Deepening EU-Georgian Relations

Updating and upgrading in the shadow of Covid-19 Third edition

Barriers and enablers for implementing circular economy business models

Evidence from the electrical and electronic equipment and agri-food value chains

A tale of two prices

What higher energy costs and the ETS price mean for a just transition