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EU extends terror sanctions for 6 months

Council renews EU’s terrorist list for a further six months

The Council today renewed, with no changes, the so-called EU terrorist list, which sets out persons, groups and entities subject to restrictive measures with a view to combatting terrorism.

The 13 persons and 21 groups and entities on the list are subject to the freezing of their funds and other financial assets in the EU. In addition, it is prohibited for EU operators to make funds and economic resources available to them.

The Council first set up the list in implementation of UN Security Council resolution 1373/2001, which followed the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001. It reviews the list at regular intervals, and at least every six months, on the basis of information on any new facts and developments relating to the designations.

This sanctions regime is separate from the EU regime implementing UN Security Council resolutions 1267 (1999), 1989 (2011) and 2253 (2015) and targeting Al-Qaida and ISIL/Da’esh. The EU may also apply restrictive measures autonomously to ISIL/Da’esh and Al-Qaida and persons and entities associated with or supporting them.

Editor’s note: “so-called EU terrorist list”? How strange to reference a market term, rather than the official name… just sayin’


EU Notice

Categories: EU Updates Terrorism


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