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This section covers the EU Sanctions List.

The EU maintains a Consolidated list of persons, groups and entities subject to EU financial sanctions. It also maintains a list and map of countries subject to EU, UN or both EU and UN sanctions.

EU Official Journal
European Council Press Releases & Statements

EU Sanctions Map
EU Sanctions Whistleblower Tool
EU Sanctions Legislation 

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EU Commission welcomes political agreement on new rules criminalising the violation of EU sanctions

The new rules will harmonise the relevant criminal offences related to violation of sanctions and penalties for those offences across the EU and make it easier to investigate and prosecute such violations in all Member States in the same way.

EU introduces humanitarian exceptions to asset freeze measures in 10 EU restrictive measures regimes

This allows certified humanitarian actors to engage in transactions for delivering assistance without prior authorisation. This decision underscores the EU’s commitment to avoiding unintended negative consequences of sanctions on humanitarian efforts…

US and UK take coordinated action against Hamas leaders and financiers

This action designates key Hamas officials and the mechanisms by which Iran provides support to Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad. The designations are coordinated with action by the U.K. and are aimed at protecting the international financial system from abuse by Hamas…

Cyprus to strengthen sanctions controls; data leak shows potential sanctions breaches

The Cyprus government has promised a “zero-tolerance” approach to sanctions violations in response to a report released suggesting that Russian businessmen transferred millions of euros worth of assets in breach of EU sanctions allegedly managed by Cypriot accountants and corporate service providers.

France imposes restrictive measures upon two Hamas leaders

These measures were taken in accordance with Articles L. 562-2 of the Monetary and Financial Code, which authorizes the freezing of assets and prohibits making funds available to those who engage in certain financial crimes, including the financing of terrorist activities…

Council of the EU extends restrictive measures against ISIL/Da’esh, Al-Qaeda and Burundi for one year

The restrictive measures extended until October 31, 2024; include asset freezes, travel bans and forbid persons and entities in the EU from making funds, financial assets or economic resources available to them…

EU establishes a new Sudan-related sanctions regime

The Council of the European Union adopted a new sanctions framework to impose sanctions against those undermining the stability and political transition of Sudan and providing for a travel ban, the freezing of funds, and a prohibition on making funds available…

European Commission announces an urgent review of its financial assistance for Palestine

The objective of this review is to ensure that no EU funding indirectly enables any terrorist organization to carry out attacks against Israel.

Non-EU countries align with the new EU’s Iran Sanctions Framework

The candidate countries North Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania, Ukraine, Republic of Moldova and Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as the EFTA countries Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, members of the European Economic Area, align themselves with this Council Decision…

EC publishes guidance to help European operators assess sanctions circumvention risks

This guidance note aims at providing a general overview of what EU operators need to do when conducting due diligence in their work, as required by EU law. The European Union has imposed unprecedented restrictive measures in response to Russia’s war of aggression…

Council of the EU sanctions six individuals for engaging in serious human rights violations in Crimea

The individuals listed today include prosecutors and judges active in courts established by Russia’s occupying force in illegally annexed Crimea. They took part in the politically motivated court proceedings against Vladyslav Yesypenko, a journalist who was sentenced…

Ukraine creates a database of art linked to sanctions-hit Russians

Corruption agency hopes portal will make it easier for virtuous art market participants to carry out sanctions checks and make it difficult for Russian oligarchs to sell such assets. Western economic sanctions imposed on hundreds of Russian individuals are designed to restrict the ability of those who are profiting…