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It’s alive! The Western Balkans sanctions program gets a new Executive Order

So, the E.O. is both interesting and unremarkable. The actual designation authorities are unremarkable – stuff like undermining/obstructing democratic processes and institutions (and specifically mentioning obstructing implementation of various regional security or peace agreements), corruption, and human rights abuses. Good read, but unremarkable. But, Mr. Watchlist finds the preamble, which […]

January 17, 2017: Remember the Balkans!

For the first time since Mr. Watchlist has been around, OFAC has added a name to the Balkans-related sanctions program: DODIK, Milorad, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina; DOB 12 Mar 1959; Gender Male (individual) [BALKANS].   And here is Treasury’s press release explaining why:   Treasury Sanctions Republika Srpska Official […]

April 2, 2016: Finnish regulatory update

Financial Sanctions North Korea Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/476  – implements UN Security Council Resolution 2270 (2016), except for changes in the restrictive measures list, The Decision prohibits North Korean banks from having offices in EU Member countries (existing ones must close), with similar restrictions on EU country financial firms having […]