Deputy Head of Unit, Head of Sanctions Team
Service for Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI) European Commission | Belgium
Having specialized in EU law, Alina currently deals with a wide range of EU sanctions issues, from their shaping, negotiation and adoption, to their practical implementation and potential lifting, as well as and their relationship with UN sanctions.
Alina’s portfolio includes several geographical EU sanctions regimes, as well as thematic ones such as terrorism and chemical weapons, but she also monitors horizontal projects like the humanitarian impact of sanctions. In recent months, she has been closely involved in the so-called “revival” of the Blocking Statute, including its adoption, and is coordinating the team in charge of monitoring its application at EU and national level.
In her previous life, Alina was a lawyer in a leading Spanish law firm, advising and representing clients in competition law disputes and administrative proceedings before national and EU authorities, and teaching EU law in Spain and Germany. She is still a member of the Barcelona Bar Association and continues to cooperate with academia in Belgium.