On 20 October 2014, the Council of the European Union issued a press release announcing 18 new names to be added to the list of those sanctioned in relation to the EU’s restrictive measures against the Syrian regime. The new measures target fourteen persons said to be linked to the violent repression of the civilian population, as well as two persons and two entities providing support to the Syrian regime. The sanctions impose an asset freeze and travel ban on all those listed.
The full Decision and list of names will be published tomorrow in the EU’s Official Journal.
In addition to the targeted measures above, the Council has reached a political agreement to impose a ban on exporting jet fuel and relevant additives to Syria. This has been done in an attempt to curb the indiscriminate air attacks that have been inflicted on the civilian population. The legal acts supporting this decision have yet to be formally adopted.