Crimea Sanctions Europe Should Impose Stiffer Penalties

Germany has said it wants to take on greater responsibility in foreign policy -- and the Crimea crisis offers a golden opportunity to do so. Berlin should impose tougher penalties against Russia, even if it would hurt the German economy.
A pipeline delivering Russian natural gas to Europe.

A pipeline delivering Russian natural gas to Europe.

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Translated from the German by Charles Hawley