Following the annual review of the EU’s sanctions against Zimbabwe, restrictive measures against 78 individuals and eight entities for whom sanctions had previously been suspended, have now been lifted. The EU Council renewed the remaining sanctions for an additional year; these will now remain in place until 20 February 2017. The measures include an asset freeze and travel ban on President Robert Mugabe, First Lady Grace Mugabe and against one entity, Zimbabwe Defence Industries. The measures against five government officials remains suspended but are subject to
periodic review.