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The measures target the financial, energy and defence sectors, and the area of dual-use goods. They were originally introduced on 31 July 2014 for one year in response to Russia's actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine and strengthened in September 2014.
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 27/06/2019
With European prosperity and Asian peace and security closely connected, the European Union has decided to strengthen its security cooperation in and with Asia. This is also in line with the steps taken by the EU in the past years to strengthen its role as a global security provider.
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 28/05/2019
On 17 May 2019, the Council established a framework which allows the EU to impose targeted restrictive measures to deter and respond to cyber-attacks which constitute an external threat to the EU or its member states, including cyber-attacks against third States or international organisations where
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 17/05/2019
Today the Council decided to prolong the restrictive measures against Belarus for one year, until 28 February 2020. These measures include an embargo on arms and on equipment that could be used for internal repression as well as an asset freeze and travel ban against four people designated in
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 25/02/2019
The Council added eleven prominent businessmen and five entities to the list of those subject to restrictive measures against the Syrian regime and its supporters. These businessmen and companies are involved in luxury estate development and other regime-backed projects, and as such support and/or
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 21/01/2019
The Council added nine persons to the list of those subject to restrictive measures over actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. They are listed because of their involvement in the so called ‘elections’ in the so called ‘Donetsk People’s
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 10/12/2018
Speech delivered by Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Věra Jourová on behalf of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission Federica Mogherini, during the European Parliament Debate on the extraterritorial effects of US
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 14/11/2018