The European Council has made the following amendments to its sanctions regimes.
On 16 February 2013, the EU published Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 132/2013, amending Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing restrictive measures on certain people and entities associated with Al-Qaida. Regulation 132/2013 removes Suliman Hamd Suleiman Al-Buthe from the list of people targeted by the EU’s restrictive measures, following his de-designation by the UN Security Council Sanctions Committee on 13 February 2013. This UN de-designation followed a request submitted through the office of the UN Ombudsperson, Judge Kimberley Prost.
On 19 February 2013, the EU published Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 137/2013, amending Council Regulation (EC) No 329/2007 concerning restrictive measures against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. This regulation amends the list of entities and individuals subject to EU economic sanctions.