EU Black Lists 17 Additional Persons under Syrian Sanctions

Collonade and triumphal arch in Palmyra, Syria/ AMERICAN_RUGBIER, FLICKR / CC BY-SA 2.0

EU Black Lists 17 Additional Persons under Syrian Sanctions 

The EU Council has decided to black-list an additional 17 individuals under it’s Syrian sanctions regime.

The black-listed persons include Syrian ministers and the Governor of the Central Bank of Syria.

The EU Council imposed the restrictive measures as it holds them “responsible for the violent repression against the civilian population,” in Syria or benenfitting from or supporting the Syrian regime. 

The new listings bring the total number of people and entities subject to EU Syrian sanctions over 300. EU sanctions on Syria are comprehensive – they cover an oil embargo, arms embargo, travel bans, asset freezes, and investment restrictions.  The sanctions are currently due to run until 1 June 2017.  

The new listings are in Implementing Regulation 2016/1984 implementing Regulation 36/2012 and Implementing Decision 2016/1985 implementing Decision 2013/255/CFSP.

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