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Has Europe’s highest court made it harder to sanction the assets of Russian oligarchs?

Mar 10, 2023
Anti-money-laundering campaigners say that a recent decision by the European Court of Justice is a blow against financial transparency.
The European Court of Justice, seen above in Luxembourg, recently ruled against a series of registers of true ownership, which are designed to prevent wealthy individuals from hiding their assets.
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Ukrainian artists look abroad for help as they defend their culture against Russian invasion

Feb 24, 2023
Actors, dancers, singers and theater producers in Ukraine say they are determined to protect their national identity from Russian aggression.
Musicians perform during a candlelight concert in Kyiv on Dec. 1. Despite the Russian onslaught, Ukrainian artists are doing what they can to keep their culture alive.
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A year into the Ukraine war, global food insecurity is at a record high

Feb 23, 2023
In many countries, including Egypt, staples like bread have become much more expensive and harder to come by.
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How effective have sanctions on Russia been?

A forthcoming paper on Russia's economic sanctions finds they could go further by targeting oligarchs' wealth managers.
A new research paper on the topic suggests that sanctioning not oligarchs but their wealth managers would actually be even more effective.
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Officials visit a natural gas pipeline facility in Lubmin, northeastern Germany. Since invasion of Ukraine, the country has effectively weaned itself off of Russian natural gas.
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