The EU Council has renewed the EU sanctions against Burundi until 31 October 2017. The sanctions include travel bans and asset freezes against four people whose activities are deemed to be undermining democracy or obstructing the search for a political solution to the crisis in Burundi. The EU Council’s press release stated that the absence of progress in the situation concerning the four sanctioned people justified the renewal of the sanctions. See Decision 2016/1745 amending Decision 2015/1763.