The EU has announced that it has reviewed the list of persons and entities designated on its sanctions against Guinea-Bissau and decided that the restrictive measures should continue to apply to them. The sanctions target people seeking to prevent the restoration of the constitutional order or taking action that undermines stability in the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, and in particular those who played a leading role in the coup d’état of 12 April 2012, and those who aim to undermine the rule of law and curtail the primacy of civilian power.