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EU Adopts New Embargo and Sanctions Against Myanmar

The Council of the EU imposed new EU sanctions on Myanmar. The EU prohibited exports of dual-use goods for military and Border Guard Police end-users, and introduced restrictions on exports of equipment for monitoring communications that might be used for internal repression. Further, the Council of the EU froze assets of natural persons from the Myanmar Armed Forces (Tatmadaw) and … Continue Reading

EU Amends Sanctions Against Egypt

The Council of the EU has extended the application of its sanctions against persons responsible for the misappropriation of state funds of Egypt. The sanctions are in force until 22 March 2019. In addition, the Council of the EU has decided to delist six individuals from the list of affected persons. (Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/466 and Council Implementing Regulation … Continue Reading

EU Prolongs and Simultaneously Amends Its Sanctions in Relation to Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Council of the EU has decided to extend the EU restrictive measures concerning the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, including the asset freezes, until 31 March 2019 (Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/459). In addition, the EU has decided to lift a travel ban on persons who were involved in violent incidents in Mostar on 10 February 1997 (Council Decision (CFSP) … Continue Reading

EU Prolongs Validity of Certain Sanctions Enforced in Relation to the Situation in the Ukraine

The Council of the EU has extended the validity of the sanctions against persons involved in the misappropriation of Ukrainian State funds, or persons responsible for human rights violations in Ukraine, and natural or legal persons, entities or bodies associated with them. The sanctions remain in force until 6 March 2019. (Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/333 and Council Implementing Regulation (EU) … Continue Reading

EU Extends Its Sanctions on the Democratic Republic of Congo

On 11 December 2017, the Council extended its current sanctions regime against the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) until 12 December 2018. These sanctions were adopted in response to the obstruction of the electoral process and the related human rights violations in DRC (See Council (CFSP) Decision 2017/2282). EU Candidate Countries Macedonia, Montenegro and Albania, … Continue Reading

Part of EU Sanctions on Russia Extended Through July 2018

On 21 December 2017, the Council of the European Union prolonged sanctions targeting sectors of the Russian economy until 31 July 2018 (See Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/2426). The restrictive measures include limited access to EU primary and secondary capital markets for certain Russian banks and companies, an export and import ban on trade in arms, … Continue Reading