Geo-economics – one of DGAP’s core themes – explores how the politics of trade, technology, finance, and/or energy can be employed to achieve strategic goals. For Europe to remain a key player internationally, the continent must help define the rules of a new geo-economic world order. DGAP looks at how Germany can contribute to better positioning Europe in this increasingly competitive landscape.


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Russia’s Economic War With the West Moves to a New Frontline

European companies are at risk of losing assets with little or no compensation as the Kremlin retaliates against sanctions

Russia’s economic confrontation with the west following the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine is entering a dangerous new stage. Until now, Moscow had mostly focused its retaliatory measures on squeezing European energy markets. But after a string of court decisions in Europe freezing Russian assets there, the Kremlin has begun escalation and created a legal framework for the temporary nationalisation of foreign assets in the country.

Alexandra Prokopenko
External Publications

Schlupflöcher bei Öl-Sanktionen

Vier Maßnahmen könnten Russland weiter schwächen
Dr. Guntram Wolff
Benjamin Hilgenstock
Elina Ribakova
Externe Publikationen



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