EU Preparing Further Sanctions Against Russia

The European Union is prepared to take further action against Russia if tensions with Ukraine escalate, leaders from three EU countries told CNBC following Thursday’s EU summit in Brussels.
Fredrik Reinfeldt, the Prime Minister of Sweden, told CNBC, said while Russia has played down the impact of the sanctions, the country’s economy was likely to be impacted.

“I don’t think we should listen so much to the way [Russian President Vladimir] Putin is trying to behave when it comes to this,” said Reinfeldt.

“[It’s] very foreseeable that they say that they don’t care about anything, but we have in history seen that these targeted measures are probably better working sanctions than many other things that you could do,” he added.

via CNBC

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Alfonso Esparza

Alfonso Esparza

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Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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