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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.

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Europol announces new series of measures issued against the administrator of LockBit

The administrator and developer of LockBit, a Russian national, is now subject to a series of asset freezes and travel bans.

EU Parliament condemns Iran’s attack on Israel: calls for de-escalation and further sanctions

Reiterates Parliament’s long-standing call to include Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps on the EU list of terrorist organisations, stressing that such a decision is long overdue due to malign Iranian activities. It similarly calls on the Council and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell to add Hezbollah in its entirety to the same list.

Council of the EU provides final approval to introduce criminal offences and penalties for EU sanctions’ violation

Certain actions will now be considered criminal offences in all member states, for example helping to bypass a travel ban, trading in sanctioned goods or performing prohibited financial activities. Inciting, aiding and abetting these offences can also be penalised.

EU Commission updates 19 of its Russia sanctions FAQs on prohibited services

The key points include EU subsidiaries are prohibited from providing prohibited services to Russian parent companies, EU persons can still provide all services that are not prohibited in their capacity as employees of Russian entities, the prohibition applies to non-Russian branches of Russian entities which have no legal personality of their own…

MEPs have approved new rules to harmonise the enforcement of EU sanctions across member states including freezing of funds and assets

The new law sets consistent definitions for violations, including not freezing funds, not respecting travel bans or arms embargoes, transferring funds to persons subject to sanctions, or doing business with state-owned entities of countries under sanction. Providing financial services or legal advisory services in violation of sanctions will also become a punishable offence…

EU sanctions 33 individuals and two entities under its Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime following the death of Alexei Navalny

The Council decided to impose restrictive measures against 33 persons and two entities linked to the sudden death in a strict penal colony of the Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny. This decision was taken in the framework of the European Union’s Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime…

EU adopts 13th package of sanctions against Russia on Ukraine’s war second anniversary

This package focuses on further limiting Russia’s access to military technologies, such as for drones, and on listing additional companies and individuals involved in Russia’s war effort. With this new package the number of individual listings has reached over 2000, dealing a huge blow to those who enable Russia’s illegal war against Ukraine…

EU introduces new sanctions against foreign companies assisting Russia’s military actions

EU is preparing to sanction military and tech firms from China, Kazakhstan, Serbia, and other countries helping Russia’s war effort. Russia has managed to overcome sweeping EU and U.S. technology sanctions aimed at stifling its military-industrial complex by rerouting crucial goods like microprocessors through friendly third nations, such as China…

 

EU sanctions five Guatemalan officials for undermining democracy and rule of law

The Council of EU has imposed sanctions on five Guatemalan officials, including Attorney General María Consuelo Porras Argueta De Porres, for undermining democracy, the rule of law, and the peaceful transfer of power in Guatemala. The sanctions involve an asset freeze and a travel restriction barring entry into the EU. The other officials are Ángel Arnoldo Pineda Ávila, José Rafael Curruchiche Cucul, Leonor Eugenia Morales Lazo De Sánchez, and judge Fredy Raúl Orellana Letona, all accused of actions threatening democratic governance…

UK warns of criminal exploitation of the artwork storage facilities

The alert emphasizes the necessity for the art sector to perform routine due diligence assessments to monitor any alterations in a client’s situation. Criminals, including those under sanctions, exploit these services to evade sanctions and…

EC adds six persons and five entities to EU Sanctions List on Syria

The EU Council has intensified sanctions on Syria, targeting six individuals and five entities linked to the Assad regime for their roles in arms trade and money laundering, reinforcing EU’s stance against ongoing human rights abuses in Syria…

Council of the EU establishes dedicated sanctions framework for Hamas and and Palestinian Islamic Jihad, listing six individuals

Those listed under the sanctions regime are subject to an asset freeze. The provision of funds or economic resources, directly or indirectly, to them or for their benefit is prohibited. Additionally, a travel ban to the EU applies to the natural persons listed.