The European Commission is set to adopt on 15 July its seventh package of sanctions against Russia, which will add a ban to the import of Russian gold and alter current restrictive measures to avoid hampering food exports, according to a report by Reuters citing two officials. The new measures are considered "a maintenance and alignment package," one of the officials said, referring to it as a "sixth-and-a-half" set of sanctions for its limited scope compared with previous rounds that hit Russian oil or coal. The draft package includes a ban on imports of Russian gold into the EU, a p...
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