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tending to hinder the achievement of a goal

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Moscow has repeatedly denied the allegations and called the measures counterproductive.
That takes attracting talent to City Hall, not imposing burdensome and counterproductive rules upon the very employees Worcester needs most.
But it is absolutely counterproductive to artificially give some timeframes," Lavrov added.
We urge Israeli leaders to reconsider these unilateral decisions and exercise restraint as these actions are counterproductive and make it harder to resume direct negotiations to achieve a two state solution," White House spokesman Jay Carney told a briefing.
to cease drone strikes in its territory, arguing that they are counterproductive in combating terrorism.
Russia has consistently advocated a view that the sanctions do not work, and in some cases they are counterproductive," Lavrov said his arrival in Auckland, New Zealand.
Using a resolution to pressure other countries is counterproductive to easing the situation," Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Liu Weimin told a regular press briefing.
Regardingthe Israeli decision's aftermath on the Palestinian return to negotiations and the Palestinian application to gain full United Nations membership of a Palestinian state, Nuland said, "It's [the Israeli decision] counterproductive, but it doesn't change that fact that if we want a Palestinian state, as we all do, living in peace next to Israel, that can only come through negotiations.
Jessica warned that cuts could be counterproductive following the publication of government statistics indicating that teenage pregnancy rates in England and Wales have been at their lowest since the 1980s.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has warned that too much regulation can be counterproductive, placing undue pressure on the teachers.
What makes abstinence-only education even more counterproductive for these kids is the hidden but dually intolerant message: "You shouldn't have sex until you get married and, by the way, if you happen to be anything other than heterosexual you can't get married.
But critics say these zones of exclusion are ineffective, sometimes counterproductive, and frequently unjust.
If the goal is to raise achievement, then opposing desegregation is counterproductive.
It would be one thing to have a problem with a group or movement proclaiming false doctrine and leading people astray, but to take issue with groups striving to live their Catholic faith in a deeper way is counterproductive for the church and the world.
A week later, Senator John McCain stoutly insisted that restoring the draft would be counterproductive, since it "didn't work in its previous form.