On Nov. 28, 2022, the Council of the European Union adopted a decision to add the violation of restrictive measures to the list of so-called “EU crimes” set out in

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On May 17, 2022, the European Commission (Commission) announced it had conducted so-called “dawn raids” (i.e., unannounced inspections) at multiple undisclosed companies in the fashion industry in several European Union
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To make it easier to investigate, prosecute, and punish violations of restrictive measures in all EU Member States, on May 25, 2022, the European Commission (Commission) proposed making the violation
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Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the EU has adopted a wide range of sanctions against Russian and Belarusian individuals and companies, including restrictions on export and access to financial markets.
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The Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) is a carbon-pricing system for imports into the European Union. The relationship between the CBAM and the European Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) would be
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