European Union Committee
The Ukraine Effect: The impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on the UK–EU relationship

1st Report of Session 2023-24 - published 31 January 2023 - HL Paper 48



Chapter 1: Introduction

Our inquiry

This report

Chapter 2: Cooperation on sanctions

Coordination of sanctions policy

The UK sanctions regime

Differences between the UK, EU and US sanctions regimes

Implementation and enforcement of sanctions

Box 1: The future UK-EU relationship report. Recommendations
on sanctions



Use of sanctioned assets for the reconstruction of Ukraine


The sale of Chelsea FC and the case of Roman Abramovich

The future of sanctions coordination

Box 2: Coordinating Committee for Multilateral Export Controls

Chapter 3: The UK-EU defence relationship

Box 3: The future UK-EU relationship report. Recommendations
on UK-EU defence cooperation

Scale of military support to Ukraine

Overall EU support

Box 4: European Peace Facility

A spectrum of support for Ukraine among EU Member States

Support provided by the United Kingdom

UK-EU coordination

The challenge of sustainability of support

The EU defence industrial ecosystem

Box 5: EU defence initiatives

Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO)

European Defence Fund

European Defence Agency

The UK and EU-NATO cooperation

Chapter 4: Reconstruction of Ukraine

Existing initiatives

Box 6: Ukraine Recovery Conference

Box 7: Multi-Agency Donor Coordination Platform for Ukraine

The UK’s contribution to reconstruction

Reconstruction and Ukraine’s EU candidate status

The challenge of corruption

Lessons from the Western Balkans

Security and reconstruction

Chapter 5: Long-term implications for the UK-EU foreign policy
and security relationship

A more “geopolitical” EU?

Box 8: The EU Strategic Compass for Security and Defence

European strategic autonomy

EU enlargement

The future UK-EU foreign policy and security relationship

Summary of conclusions and recommendations

Appendix 1: List of Members and declarations of interest

Appendix 2: List of witnesses

Appendix 3: Call for evidence

Appendix 4: Glossary

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