European Court: sanctions on Russian companies legally valid 

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The Rosneft petroleum company logo at a petrol station in Moscow.

European Court: sanctions on Russian companies legally valid 


European Union’s economic sanctions imposed on Russian companies because of the Russian annexation of Crimea are valid in the main under the EU's common security and defense policy decided today the advocate general of the European Court of Justice.

Advocate general Melchior Wathelet issued the opinion Tuesday in response to a challenge the Russian oil and gas producer Rosneft filed before a British court.

Rosneft was seeking annulment of an EU leaders' decision in July 2014 to impose rest...


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