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New EU anti-coercion tool has array of countermeasures to punish foreign interference

By Joanna Sopinska
  • 07 Dec 2021 07:09
  • 07 Dec 2021 08:36
EU countries facing interference by foreign governments will have a broad arsenal of trade countermeasures under the European Commission's forthcoming proposal for an anti-coercion mechanism, according to a draft seen by MLex.

Its aim is to allow the EU to take swift and effective action to deter and deal with foreign governments'

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Joanna Sopinska

Senior Correspondent


Joanna covers trade in Brussels. Formerly trade editor of EU Trade Insights, she has many years' experience reporting on trade, investment policy and foreign affairs. Before that, she spent nine years at Europolitics news agency writing on trade, agriculture policy and foreign affairs. Before moving to Brussels in 2006, Joanna worked as an analyst at the Polish Institute of International Relations (PISM) in Warsaw.

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