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EU suspends visa pact with Russia

Council adopts full suspension of visa facilitation with Russia This document is available in non-EU languages:RussianUkrainian Today the Council adopted a decision that fully suspends the visa facilitation agreement between the EU and Russia. Consequently, the general rules of the visa code will apply to Russian citizens. This will result […]

New rules for OFSI reporting…

Financial sanctions reporting obligations Reporting obligations measures in The Sanctions (EU Exit) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2022 and The Sanctions (EU Exit) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No.2) Regulations 2022 have taken effect. These regulations extend the definition of ‘relevant firms’ that have financial sanctions reporting obligations to cryptoasset exchange providers and custodian wallet providers. The expanded definition […]

EU seeks sanctions enforcement consistency

Sanctions: Council requests European Parliament consent to add the violation of restrictive measures to the list of EU crimes The Council today requested the European Parliament’s consent on a decision to add the violation of restrictive measures to the list of ‘EU crimes’ included in the Treaty on the Functioning […]