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Siemens' Crimea predicament tests limits of EU sanctions

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By Robin EmmottBRUSSELS (Reuters) - The delivery of turbines made by the German company Siemens to Crimea shows the limits of policing European Union sanctions on Russia as no EU enforcement authority exists, officials and experts said.The European Union's sanctions, painfully negotiated by all 28 EU governments in 2014 and so far renewed every six months, are the bloc's toughest response to Russia's annexation of Crimea and its support for separatists in eastern Ukraine. But it is up to each EU government to enforce them and they do not apply to companies' Russian subsidiaries, making any ...

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First Published: Wed, July 12 2017. 20:38 IST