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May 30, 2023: EU adds 7 persons to new Moldova sanctions regime

Republic of Moldova: 7 individuals listed – for their destabilising actions and for undermining the territorial integrity of Ukraine The Council decided today to impose restrictive measures against 7 individualsunder two distinct sanctions frameworks: a recently established regime targeting persons responsible for actions aimed at destabilising, undermining or threatening the sovereignty […]

April 24, 2023: EU adds 8 people, 1 entity to Iran human rights sanctions

Iran: Council sanctions eight additional individuals and one entity over human rights violations The Council decided today to impose restrictive measures on eight additional individuals and one entity responsible for serious human rights violations in Iran. The Council is sanctioning Ariantel, an Iranian mobile service provider, which contributed to the telecommunications surveillance architecture […]

April 24, 2023: EU adds 33 to Syrian sanctions

Syria: EU sanctions drug trade benefitting the regime The Council today decided to list 25 individuals and 8 entities in the framework of EU restrictive measures in view of the situation in Syria. The majority of today’s designations target individuals and entities responsible for the production and trafficking of narcotics, notably Captagon. The trade […]

EU implements humanitarian aid exceptions

Humanitarian action: EU introduces exemptions to sanctions to facilitate the delivery of assistance The Council today decided to modify several Council acts concerning EU restrictive measures considering the UN Security Council resolution 2664 (2022) providing for a humanitarian exemption to asset freeze measures in UN sanctions regimes. As a result of the humanitarian […]

March 30, 2023: Switzerland adjusts Russia sanctions for humanitarian exceptions, remainder of 10th EU tranche

NEWS 30 March 2023  International sanction  2023 Updated sanction report The Federal Council on the 29th. March 2023 further sanctions against Russia came into effect. He has amended the Ordinance on Measures in Connection with the Situation in Ukraine (SR 946.231.176.72) for this purpose. Per 29. In March 2023, the Federal Council will take […]

March 20, 2023: EU sanctions 8 persons, 1 entity over Iran human rights violations

Human rights violations in Iran: EU sanctions additional eight individuals and one entity Today, the Council decided to impose restrictive measures on additional 8 individuals and one entity responsible for serious human rights violations in Iran. In particular, the Council is sanctioning members of the judiciary responsible for handing down death sentences in unfair trials and […]