Sanctions have so far been economic and short-term. The long-term goal of political freedom in Russia must be kept in mind.
The pandemic has focused attention on health and safety. But workers were already dying just trying to make a living.
If ‘strategic autonomy’ is to define the EU’s relation to the world, linked trade deals must not mean dependence for workers.
In the neoliberal era, global trade deals have come at the expense of workers. That can and must be reversed.