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November 3, 2015: Another Finnish regulatory update

Financial sanctions Belarus Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1957 Council Regulation (EU) 2015/1948 Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1949 Yemen Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1927 Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1920 Zimbabwe Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1924 Council Regulation (EU) 2015/1919 Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1921 Guinea Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1923 – sanctions extended until 10/27/2016 […]

September 3, 2015: A little cleanup at OFAC

Last Thursday, OFAC removed a small number of listings from the anti-terrorism and ZImbabwe sanctions programs: REVOLUTIONARY ORGANIZATION 17 NOVEMBER (a.k.a. 17 NOVEMBER; a.k.a. EPANASTATIKI ORGANOSI 17 NOEMVRI) [FTO] [SDGT]. 17 NOVEMBER (a.k.a. EPANASTATIKI ORGANOSI 17 NOEMVRI; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY ORGANIZATION 17 NOVEMBER) [FTO] [SDGT]. EPANASTATIKI ORGANOSI 17 NOEMVRI (a.k.a. 17 […]

May 5, 2015: Finland Regulatory Update

Finland released a summary of recent EU regulatory updates on the 5th, as well as a best practices paper for implementing restrictive measures. The links appear below.   The Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be reached here.   Links: Regulatory Update Financial sanctions The Democratic Republic of the Congo Council […]

March 26, 2015: Finnish regulatory updates

Finish regulators issued the following recap of EU decisions and regulatory changes occuring recently: Financial sanctions Zimbabwe – Decision (CFSP) 2015/277 extends sanctions until February 20, 2016. Changes to the sanctions list, including 5 deletions, were enshrined in Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/275. Al-Qaeda – Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/274 and Implementing […]

Sweden Explains It All: EU Zimbabwe sanctions

The history behind the sanctions: Zimbabwe under President Mugabe's regime has long been marked by an undemocratic political system and serious human rights violations. This led the EU to impose targeted restrictions on Zimbabwe in 2002, as human rights were seriously violated and the government at the time had adopted […]

A little color from Treasury on Zimbabwe

It's always nice to hear the stories behind the listings. Here's Treasury's press release on the 4 newbies on the Zimbabwe sanctions list: Treasury Sanctions Persons for Role in Undermining Zimbabwean Democracy 4/17/2014 Targeted Sanctions Support Democratic Aspirations of the People of Zimbabwe and Zimbabwean Anti-Corruption Efforts WASHINGTON – The […]