Publication Type

Report

Version

Publisher’s Version

Publication Date

11-2014

Abstract

The increasingly frequent imposition of sanctions by the EU over the past decade has notbeen accompanied by a thorough pre-assessment and contingency planning stage, which hasled to the formulation of suboptimal sanctions regimes. This paper argues for establishing apre-assessment and contingency planning of sanctions, departing from the ‘ad hoc-ism’ ofcurrent decision-making on sanctions. To this end, it proposes the development of a‘checklist’ composed of key questions that need to be tackled to optimise the design ofsanctions. These questions include the identification of resources linked to the objectionablepolicies; the leverage of the EU; the costs to the EU; the legality of the measures; theirunintended effects; the expected contribution towards EU goals; their coherence with overallEU external relations; and the communication of these policies.

Discipline

Eastern European Studies | European History

Research Areas

Political Science

Issue

95

First Page

1

Last Page

15

ISBN

9789461384263

Publisher

Centre for European Policy Studies

City or Country

Brussels

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

https://www.ceps.eu/publications/improving-effectiveness-sanctions-checklist-eu

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