Syria: EU extends sanctions against the regime by one year
May 30, 2016
The EU has extended its restrictive measures against the Syrian regime until 1 June 2017, it announced in a press release issued on 27 May 2016.
The press release stresses that the “EU remains committed to finding a lasting solution to the conflict in Syria” and that it “will further support the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) efforts to strengthen the implementation of the cessation of hostilities in Syria”, as stated in the Council conclusions of 23 May 2016.
The sanctions currently in place include notably an oil embargo, restrictions on certain investments, a freeze of the assets of the Syrian central bank within the EU, export restrictions on equipment and technology that might be used for internal repression as well as on equipment and technology for monitoring or interception of internet or telephone communications. In addition, over 200 persons and 70 entities are targeted by a travel ban and an asset freeze over the violent repression against the civilian population in Syria. (EU Neighbourhood Info)