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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 establishes Guatemala sanctions regime to hold accountable those obstructing a democratic transition following the 2023 general elections

The EU will be able to impose restrictive measures against individuals and entities responsible for actions that undermine democracy, the rule of law and a peaceful transfer of power in Guatemala, including through persecution or intimidation of public officials…


EC updated its frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the sanctions imposed on Russia

​The EC updated its Russia Sanctions FAQs concerning several sectors: 1) Medicines and medical devices, 2) Media, 3) Export-related restrictions for dual-use goods, and advanced technologies, 4) Imports, purchase and transfer of listed goods…




EBA consults on Guidelines for payment and crypto service providers to understand and comply with sanctions measures

Through two sets of new guidelines, the EBA creates, for the first time, a common understanding, among payment service providers (PSPs), crypto-asset service providers (CASPs) and their supervisors, of the steps they need to take to be able to comply with restrictive measures. The consultation runs until 25 March 2024.

EU adopts 12th package of economic and individual sanctions

The focus of this package is to impose more import and export bans on Russia, combat sanctions circumvention, and close loopholes. It includes additional listings of Russian individuals and companies and new import and export bans…

EU Council and EU Parliament reach political agreement to criminalise violation of EU sanctions

Negotiations were concluded for an EU law which introduces criminal offences and penalties for the violation of EU sanctions. This directive ensures that those who violate or circumvent EU sanctions will be prosecuted. This gains particular importance in the context of the Russian…

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…