Third countries align with EU’s Ukraine and Syria sanctions

EU6On 14 May 2018, the EU adopted Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/706, which added 5 people to its targeted sanctions on those said to be responsible for undermining the territorial integrity of Ukraine, namely, for being involved in the “organisation of the Russian presidential elections of 18 March 2018 in the illegally annexed Crimea and Sevastopol” (previous blog). The EU announced yesterday that Montenegro, Albania, Norway and Ukraine have aligned themselves with that Decision. EU press release here.

On 28 May 2018, the EU adopted Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/778, which extended its Syria sanctions until 1 June 2019 (previous blog). The EU announced yesterday that Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Albania, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Moldova and Georgia have aligned themselves with that Decision. EU press release here.

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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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