EU renews targeted Russia sanctions for 6 months

The EU has renewed its asset freezes and travel bans on 146 Russians and pro-Russia separatists and 37 entities, designated for “undermining the territorial integrity or stability of Ukraine”, for 6 months until 15 September 2016. The new measures (Implementing Regulation 2016/353 amending Regulation 269/2014 and Decision 2016/359 amending Decision 2014/145/CFSP) also de-list 3 people who have died, and amend the reasons given for listing 46 people and 11 entities.  The EU decided to renew these sanctions at the beginning of March (see previous blog).

The EU’s notice to listed people is here, informing them that they can apply to national authorities for licences, request the Council to reconsider its listing decisions before 1 June 2016, and challenge the Council’s decision in the EU General Court. The notice setting out their position as data subjects is here.

This entry was posted in Latest EU Measures, Russia, Ukraine by Maya Lester QC. Bookmark the permalink.

About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC has a wide ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. As the most recent (2016) Chambers & Partners directory put it, she "owns the world of sanctions". She spent 2011-12 in New York at Columbia Law School lecturing and writing on sanctions. She represents and advises hundreds of companies and individuals before the European and English courts and has acted in most of the leading cases, including Kadi, Tay Za, Central Bank of Iran, NITC and IRISL.

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