The EU Council has adopted a legal framework today allowing the EU to impose asset freezes and travel bans on people and entities connected with ISIL/Al-Qaida. Previously the EU could only implement UN or individual EU member state listings. The new power will allow the EU to impose travel bans and asset freezes on people and entities identified as being associated with ISIL (Da’esh)/Al-Qaida, including those providing them with financing, inciting or provoking acts in support of them, or travelling or seeking to travel to or from the EU with the aim or supporting or receiving training from them. Listings will be introduced by Council decisions and regulations, following proposals from Member States. The Council’s press release explaining these changes is here.