On 20 February 2015, the EU published measures renewing its sanctions against Zimbabwe for another year, until 20 February 2016 – Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/275 (amending Council Regulation (EC) 314/2004) and Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/277 (amending Council Decision 2011/101/CFSP).
These EU measures prohibit the sale or transfer of arms and related materials to Zimbabwe, including any equipment that may be used for internal repression, and the transfer to Zimbabwe of any technical or financial assistance related to military activities.
These measures also extend the asset freeze and travel ban on President Robert Mugabe and Grace Mugabe, as well as on Zimbabwe Defence Industries, for a year. The ongoing suspension of these measures for all other persons and entities listed in Annex II to Council Decision 2011/101/CFSP continues (see previous blog on this here).
The measures also remove the names of people who are dead – Edward Takaruza Chindori-Chininga, Mike Tichafa Karakadzai, Stanley Urayayi Sakupwanya, Lovemore Sekeremayi, and Nathan Marwirakuwa Shamuyarira.
A full list of EU sanctions in force against Zimbabwe can be found in the “sanctions in force” section of this blog.