On 4 March 2019, Regulation (EU) 2019/350 and Decision (CFSP) 2019/351 updated Regulation (EU) No. 36/2012 (available here) and Decision 2013/255/CFSP (available here), concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Syria. Seven individuals were added to the list of Designated Parties to whom the freezing of funds and economic resources apply, and a number of entries to the list amended.  Regulation (EC) No 881/2002, imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida sanctions regime, was also updated by Regulation (EU) 2019/353 (available here) on the same date. One individual was added to the list of Designated Parties.


Also on 4 March 2019, the European Council amended Annex I to Regulation (EU) No. 208/2014 and the Decision 2014/119/CFSP, concerning restrictive measures against certain persons, entities and bodies in view of the situation in Ukraine (see Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/352 and Decision (CFSP) 2019/354, here and here respectively). One individual has been removed from the list of Designated Parties. A new section has been inserted concerning “Rights of defence and right to effective judicial protection”, providing that certain legal defence rights under the Code of Criminal Procedure of Ukraine that are ordinarily applicable to persons who are suspected or accused in criminal proceedings will also apply to the individuals listed under Regulation (EU) 2019/352 and Decision (CFSP) 2019/354.