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Seven years ago, what began as a peaceful demonstration in the midst of the promise of the so-called Arab Spring quickly became a full-scale civil war in Syria that has left more than 400 000 people dead, more than 11 million displaced and close to 19 million Syrians in need of assistance.
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 15/03/2018
On 12 March 2018, the Council prolonged the restrictive measures over actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine for a further six months, until 15 September 2018. The measures consist of asset freezes and travel restrictions. They continue
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 12/03/2018
On 26 February 2018, the Council added the Minister of Industry and the Minister of Information of the government of Syria to the list of those targeted by EU restrictive measures against the Syrian regime in view of the gravity of the situation in the country. These additions were made to take into
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 26/02/2018
On 22 February 2018, the Council decided to prolong the restrictive measures against Belarus for one year, until 28 February 2019. These measures include an arms embargo, ban on the export of goods for internal repression and an asset freeze and travel ban against four people listed in connection
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 23/02/2018
The Council has added 3 persons involved in serious human rights violations to the list of those submitted to a travel ban and an asset freeze in view of the situation in South Sudan. The Council adopted this decision in view of the ever deteriorating humanitarian and security situation in South
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 02/02/2018
In view of the continuing deterioration of the situation in Venezuela, the Council decided to put 7 individuals holding official positions under restrictive measures, with immediate effect. These individuals are involved in the non-respect of democratic principles or the rule of law as well as in
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 22/01/2018
The Council has added 16 persons and one entity, the Ministry of the People's Armed Forces (MPAF), to the lists of those subject to an asset freeze and travel restrictions, transposing part of the new sanctions imposed by UN Security Council resolution 2397 (2017).
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 08/01/2018