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The European Commission has removed sanctions placed on six Iraqi state entities under Council Regulation (EC) No 1210/2003, effective from 23 April 2021. The entities include the Iraqi State Export Organisation as well as the Iraqi State Import Organisation. This mirrors the UN Security Council’s decision to remove the entities from its sanctions list on 15 April 2021.

On 19 April 2021, the EU announced further Myanmar sanctions coming into force immediately, adding 10 further individuals to its sanctions list. These 10 individuals were targeted for the positions they hold as members of the State Administrative Council and, unlike previous rounds of designations, do not appear to be military or police officials. This brings the total number of sanctioned individuals to 35 (see our previous blog post here). The Council has also imposed…

The EU is reportedly set to approve its first round of sanctions against officials responsible for the military coup in Myanmar on 22 March 2021. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian confirmed this was on the agenda at the next meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council whilst addressing the French Senate earlier this week. Whilst technical discussions are being finalised in Brussels, it is understood that the measures will target companies “generating revenue for,…

On 19 August 2020, members of the European Council held a video conference to discuss the situation in Belarus following the presidential election on 9 August 2020. The President of the European Council stated that the elections in Belarus were “neither free nor fair”, did not meet international standards and that the EU did not recognize the results. It was announced that the EU would shortly impose sanctions on a substantial number of individuals responsible…