Expert Dialogue: EU Blocking Regulation and Extraterritorial U.S. Sanctions

On the 18th of April 2019, RENFORCE organizes an afternoon expert dialogue on the EU Blocking Regulation and extraterritorial US sanctions. The seminar will take place in Utrecht from 14.00 -17-30. The aim of the seminar is to understand the EU’s motives for the reactivation of the Regulation, analyze its provisions, identify implementation problems, and discuss its effectiveness in countering US extraterritorial sanctions and protecting the EU’s economic sovereignty in respect of its trade relations with Iran.

Speakers will include Prof. Cedric Ryngaert (UU/RENFORCE), Prof. Touraj Atabaki (Senior Researcher, International Institute of Social History; Professor Emeritus, holder of the chair of the Social History of the Middle East and Central Asia at Leiden University), Ms Ellie Geranmayeh (Senior Policy Fellow and Deputy Head of the MENA Programme, European Council on Foreign Relations, London), Mr Robbert de Bree (Wladimiroff Lawyers, The Hague), and Prof. Tom Ruys (Professor of International Law, Ghent University).

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