Posted 12 декабря 2022,, 15:01

Published 12 декабря 2022,, 15:01

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:38

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:38

The European Union is going to establish the post of "controller" of the EU on sanctions

The European Union is going to establish the post of "controller" of the EU on sanctions

12 декабря 2022, 15:01
Brussels intends to create a new position - responsible in the EU for the implementation of sanctions against Russia in third countries. This place was tipped to David O'Sullivan, who in 2014-2019 was the EU ambassador to the United States.

According to the newspaper The Financial Times , to which moscowtimes refers . nI , the final personnel decision will be made by the European Commission (EC) on Tuesday, December 13th.

One of the initiators to appoint a special representative for sanctions is the head of the EC Ursula von der Leyen . According to her, such an envoy could be sent to third countries to make clear the position of Brussels and show that the EU is tracking the worst sanctions violators.

Taking up his duties in early January, the official will have to fight attempts to circumvent the restrictions that the EU has imposed on the Russian economy, government officials in Moscow and businessmen close to it. Control, first of all, will affect such violating countries as China, Turkey, Serbia and the United Arab Emirates.

According to an unnamed FT source, Brussels is well aware that Russia will continue to try to import banned goods, and business in a number of countries is ready to take advantage of the opportunities that have opened up. Turkey is especially actively engaged in this, having significantly increased imports from Europe and re-exports to Russia.

According to experts, Turkey in 2022 may become one of the three largest suppliers of goods to Russia, while last year it ranked 11th. In October, EU Financial Services Commissioner Mairead McGuinness visited Ankara to urge authorities to put pressure on private businesses. But so far no changes are visible, the European Commission states.

Meanwhile, US Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo , who is in charge of implementing US sanctions abroad, came to Ankara. He succeeded in getting the leading Turkish banks to refuse to accept Mir cards.

European Union, reminds iz . ru , has already adopted eight packages of sanctions against Russia. It is expected that one of these days the EU foreign ministers should approve the ninth package . It includes three banks, about 200 people , four Russian TV channels, as well as a ban on investments in the mining sector.