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Roberto Cursano

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On 15 March, the EU introduced further sectoral measures targeting the Russian economy. The new measures were announced after informal meetings took place between the EU heads of state and the G7 countries’ leaders. The new sectoral restrictions pertain, inter alia, to the following: transactions with certain state-owned enterprises;provision of credit rating services;new investment in the Russian energy sector;export of equipment, technology and services for the energy industry;import of iron and steel; andexport of luxury…

The Italian Government has blocked the export of 250,700 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Australia. This decision represents the first application of the newly enacted EU transparency and authorization mechanism for exports of COVID-19 vaccines provided for by Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/111 of January 29, 2021. This mechanism establishes that, until March 31, 2021, exports of COVID-19 vaccines are subject to the prior authorization by the Member State where products are manufactured with the purpose…