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Boo! EU extends counter-terror sanctions till next Halloween

ISIL/Da’esh and Al-Qaeda: sanctions regime prolonged until 31 October 2022 The Council today renewed the existing restrictive measures against ISIL/Da’esh and Al-Qaeda and persons, groups, undertakings and entities associated with them, prolonging the duration of the sanctions regime for a further 12 months until 31 October 2022. Currently, six individuals are subject to restrictive measures, […]

EU extends Nicaragua sanctions

Nicaragua: EU sanctions prolonged for one year The Council has today prolonged the framework for imposing targeted restrictive measures in view of the situation in Nicaragua for one year, until 15 October 2022. The sanctions regime was first introduced in October 2019 to address Nicaragua’s deteriorating political and social situation. It […]

EU extends chemical weapons sanctions

EU sanctions against chemical weapons renewed for one year The Council today decided to extend the restrictive measures against the proliferation and use of chemical weapons for an additional year, until 16 October 2022. The current sanctions regime was first introduced in 2018 to target individuals and entities directly responsible for […]

EU imposes visa measures on The Gambia

Council adopts visa measures against The Gambia The Council today decided to temporarily suspend the application of certain provisions in the visa code to nationals of The Gambia. This decision was taken due to the country’s lack of cooperation on readmission of third-country nationals illegally staying in the EU. No […]

EU adds 8 to Nicaragua sanctions

Nicaragua: EU imposes sanctions on eight more individuals The Council has imposed restrictive measures on eight more individuals responsible for serious human rights violations in Nicaragua and/or whose actions undermined democracy or the rule of law, including Vice-President Rosario Murillo. These measures are targeted at individuals and are designed in […]