Thursday, September 18th16.4°C
19716

EU considering sports sanctions against Russia over Ukraine, but swift imposition unlikely

BRUSSELS - European Union nations are looking at sporting sanctions to punish Russia for its involvement in the Ukraine crisis but diplomats say the immediate targeting of high-profile events like the 2018 World Cup is unlikely at this stage.

An EU official with knowledge of the proposals said Wednesday sports sanctions are under consideration as the EU seeks to get new measures ready by the weekend.

Diplomats from three member states said it was unrealistic to think the 28-nation group would try to impose such measures now, and said ambassadors would more likely seek a deepening of current sanctions.

The individuals spoke on condition of anonymity because the talks were still ongoing.

The EU has so far imposed sanctions against dozens of Russian officials and Russia's financial and arms industry.

The Canadian Press


Read more Business News




Recent Trending




Today's Market
S&P TSX15466.72+7.84
S&P CDNX964.36-8.15
DJIA17266.24109.39
Nasdaq4590.308+28.119
S&P 5002011.48+9.91
CDN Dollar0.9135+0.0057
Gold1226.60-9.30
Oil93.11-1.31
Lumber349.00+1.00
Natural Gas3.983-0.094

 
Okanagan Companies
Pacific Safety0.17+0.005
Knighthawk0.01-0.005
QHR Technologies Inc1.32+0.07
Cantex0.060.00
Anavex Life Sciences0.2261-0.01
Metalex Ventures0.060.00
Russel Metals37.01+0.64
Copper Mountain Mining2.72-0.01
Colorado Resources0.16-0.01
ReliaBrand Inc0.024-0.003
Sunrise Resources Ltd0.02-0.005
Mission Ready Services0.295+0.005

 



22967

FEATURED Property
1985965569 Harrogate Lane
4 bedrooms 3 baths
$799,000
more details
image2image2image2
Click here to feature your property
Please wait... loading


Executors and their duties

There will be a time when you will need to decide who you should appoint as executor of your Will. As well, there may be a time when you will be asked by someone to act as the executor of his or her W...


Power-save your way to a down payment

Part 1 of 2 Photo: Thinkstock.com1. Move in with your parents or in-laws Explain that you're thinking strategically in moving back home. The quickest way to get into the housing market is to ma...


Price Guarantees

Article written by Linda Bustos Though I’d never recommend “lowest prices” as a unique selling proposition, I notice many retailers use a Price Match Guarantee or even a 110% Guara...

_








Member of BC Press Council


23087