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Designing Sanctions: Lessons from EU Restrictive Measures against Belarus

This event will present a detailed analysis of the various elements in the design of EU sanctions and of how they determine the effectiveness and impact of sanctions on the targeted country and its citizens. The discussion will address the seeming resilience of the Belarusian regime to EU sanctions, ways of better leveraging the EU’s weight vis-à-vis the Belarusian regime, and measures to mitigate the negative consequences of sanctions for ordinary citizens.