Ukraine: EU wrestles with how to inflict sanctions ‘pain’ on Russia

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In Europe enforcement is handled at a national level, and officials say its effectiveness varies dramatically between member states. Tom Keatinge of the Royal United Services Institute think-tank, argues that once sanctions are agreed at the EU level, there is sometimes the impression that “everyone has flopped over the finishing line and said ‘thank God, we can go off and think about something else’.”