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A total shocker (not!): EU extends Russia sanctions

Russia: EU prolongs economic sanctions over Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine This document is available in non-EU languages:Russian The Council today decided to prolong by six months, until 31 July 2023, the restrictive measures targeting specific sectors of the economy of the Russian Federation. These sanctions, first introduced in 2014 in […]

EU adds to Iran human rights sanctions

Iran: EU adopts further restrictive measures against human rights violations Today, the Council decided to add 18 individuals and 19 entities to the list of those subject to restrictive measures in the context of the existing Iran human rights sanctions regime. This is in view of their role in the widespread and disproportionate use of […]

EU adds 9th Russia sanctions package

Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine: EU adopts 9th package of economic and individual sanctions In response to Russia’s continuing war of aggression against Ukraine and the gravity of the current escalation against civilians and civilian infrastructure, the Council adopted today a ninth package of new measures intended to step […]

EU adds 12 to North Korea sanctions

DPRK/North Korea: EU imposes additional restrictive measures on eight persons and four entities responsible for or involved in the development of ballistic missiles In light of the continued development of ballistic missiles by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in violation of the relevant UN Security Council resolutions (UNSCRs), the Council […]

EU adds to Iran restrictive measures

Iran: EU adopts Council conclusions and additional restrictive measures The Council approved today new conclusions on Iran, focusing in particular on: the unacceptable repression of the ongoing protests and the human rights situation, Iran’s military cooperation with Russia, including delivery of dronesdeployed by Russia in its war of aggression against Ukraine, the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan […]

EU renews human rights sanctions for another year

Human rights violations: EU restrictive measures prolonged for a further year The Council today prolonged the sanctions under its EU Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime against individuals and entities responsible for serious human rights violations and abuses worldwide for an additional year, until 8 December 2023. This means that sanctions will continue to […]

EU agrees to Russian oil price cap

Russian oil: EU agrees on level of price cap The Council decided today to set an oil price cap for crude oil and petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals (CN code 2709 00) which originate in or are exported from Russia, at USD 60 per barrel. The level of the cap […]