Surprise, surprise: EU renews Syria Sanctions until June 2018

A boy sits at his parents’ house, damaged by shelling by forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, in Talbiseh, near Homs. Photo by Reuters.

In an unsurprising move, the EU has renewed its sanctions regime against on Syria for another 12 months (June 2018). See Council Implementing Regulation 2017/907  implementing Council Regulation 36/2012

The restrictive measures against Syria – see Council Regulation 36/2012 (as amended) include:

  • an arms embargo and rendering related technical assistance
  • the trade in equipment which facilitates the violation of human rights of the Syrian people
  • trade in Syrian crude oil
  • travel bans and financial assets freeze for individuals and entities blacklisted by the EU.

 Also see Council Regulation 36/2012 and Council Decision 2017/917 amending Council Decision 2013/255/CFSP.

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