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OFAC sanctions on destabilising corrupt activities

Milorad Dodik’s destabilizing corrupt activities and attempts to dismantle the Dayton Peace Accords, motivated by his own self-interest, threaten the stability of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the entire region...
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EU to build a sanctions regime against disinformation 

The EU should beef up its capabilities and build a sanctions regime against disinformation. Rules on social media platforms, which serve as vehicles for foreign interference, have to be tightened, too.
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EU Council statement on Russian Sanctions Regime

The Council condemns Russia’s continued aggressive actions and threats against Ukraine, and calls on Russia to de-escalate, to abide by international law and to engage constructively in dialogue through the established international mechanisms...
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OFAC sanctions international Hizballah network 

The sanctions evasion efforts of those designated demonstrate how Hizballah gains access to the international financial system and raises funds in support of its acts of terrorism and other illicit activities. These actions undermine the stability, security, and sovereignty...
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OFAC sanction for destabilizing activities in Ukraine

US Treasury sanctions Russian-backed actors responsible for destabilization activities in Ukraine. Russian intelligence services, including the FSB, recruit Ukrainian citizens in key positions to gain access to sensitive information, threaten the sovereignty of Ukraine...
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FCDO OFSI issues guidance for UK Sanctions List

This guidance is for businesses and industry that regularly use the UK Sanctions List and the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) consolidated list and need to understand the change...
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FCDO UK annual sanctions report – a year on from Brexit

The report shows that since leaving the EU, the UK is more agile when deciding how and where to use sanctions which are now more focused on the national interest, while continuing to co-ordinate with our key international partners..
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US Treasury terminates of Burundi sanctions program

The economic sanctions with respect to Burundi administered by OFAC are no longer in effect. These steps were taken in light of changed circumstances and positive political developments in...
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FinCEN on beneficial ownership reporting to counter illicit finance

The proposed rule addresses, among other things, who must report beneficial ownership information, when they must report, and what information they must provide. Collecting this information and providing access to law enforcement, financial institutions, and other...
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White House national strategy on countering corruption 

The Strategy outlines the approach to elevating the fight against corruption emphasizing on better understanding and responding to the threat’s transnational dimensions, including by taking additional steps to reduce the ability of corrupt actors to use the U.S. and...
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US Treasury designates key financial facilitator for the Islamic State’s Afghanistan branch

OFAC announced sanctions against an individual it claims is acting as a financial facilitator for the Islamic State’s Khorasan Province (ISIS-K). This individual provided support to ISIS-K’s operations in Afghanistan by facilitating international financial transactions that fund human...
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US Treasury expands Syria NGO General License

OFAC amended existing rules called the Syrian Sanctions Regulations to expand the authorizations for NGOs to engage in certain transactions and activities. It also amended a general license for NGOs to enable them to take part in additional transactions and activities...
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