Menu Home

EU expands Iranian sanctions

Today, the European Union made two substantive changes in its Iran sanctions program. First, it added 9 individuals (for a total of 87) and one entity to its sanctions list. Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, it extended sanctions until April 2014, which adds a year to the life of the […]

You don’t have to be a member…

The EU today announced that the following countries will also abide by its strengthened sanctions against North Korea enacted on February 18th: Croatia Macedonia Montenegro Iceland Serbia Albania Liechtenstein Norway Moldova Armenia Mr. Watchlist may have missed a few – the language is a little flowery (there are references to […]

EU publishes sanctions factsheet

Today, the EU issued a 3-page factsheet on its sanction regime. Nice summary – here are some highlights: EU sanctions are not punitive, but designed to bring about a change in policy or activity by the target country, entities or individuals. Measures are therefore always targeted at such policies or […]

Stronger EU sanctions on North Korea

Monday, the EU made the following changes to its sanctions on North Korea: Adopted the additional sanctions in UN Resolution 2087. This includes an increase in the number of listed persons (26) and entities (33) subject to travel bans and asset freezes. Banned the export and import of components key […]

HMT: Our Turn!

On Friday (while I was wending my way back to the airport from a client engagement), Her Majesty’s Treasury, on the heels of the EU changing its regulations – which was on the heels on a change to the UN sanctions – removed 3 individuals from its Afghan sanctions list: […]