Webinar: Making sanctions work

Roland Papp
15 September, 2022

When: 13 October, 16:00 – 17:30 CET
Where: Zoom

Following Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, the European Union adopted a series of sanctions packages targeting 108 entities and over 1200 individuals with ties to the Kremlin. Since then, there have been media reports of yachts and real estate being seized and bank accounts being frozen. However, kleptocrats continue to act with impunity within the EU.  

Many complain that because of legal and political obstacles, too little is being done to trace down and sanction those already on the list, and that sanctions are not having their intended impact . Others argue that in order to have real impact, the list should be broadened. With the war now in its second semester, what have EU sanctions achieved? What can the EU do to make them more effective? And last not but least, what lessons can be drawn for the EU’s overall approach to the fight against money laundering, which is currently being considered by the EU’s legislative bodies?  

This webinar will look at these questions with contributions from experts at Transparency International’s Berlin, Brussels and Kyiv offices, as well as from external experts.


Welcome and introduction

  • James Kanter, Moderator, EU Scream
  • Daniel Eriksson, CEO, Transparency International
  • Roland Papp, Senior Policy Officer, Transparency International EU

Panel discussion

  • Andrii Borovyk, Executive Director, Transparency International Ukraine
  • Maíra Martini, Corrupt Money Flows Expert, Transparency International
  • Miranda Patrucic, Deputy Editor in Chief, Regional and Central Asia, OCCRP
  • Lucia Zoli, Legal and Policy Officer, European Commission, Freeze and Seize Task Force

Closing remarks

  • Michiel van Hulten, Director, Transparency International EU


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Roland Papp

Senior Policy Officer - Illicit Financial Flows