Mike Pence’s comments on the EU SPV

US Vice President Mike Pence has described the E3’s recently registered Special Purpose Vehicle (INSTEX) as an “ill-advised step that will only strengthen Iran, weaken the EU, and create still more distance between Europe and the United States”. INSTEX aims (once...

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EU adds French national to ISIL & A-Q sanctions list

This week (18 February), the EU added French national Brahim el Khayari to its autonomous ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaeda sanctions list (asset freeze). See Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/271 and Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/270.

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UK amends 3 military licences to add software control list entry

This week (18 February), the UK Department for International Trade updated and amended 3 open general export licences (OGELs) to add a software control list entry (namely, ML21.b.4 of Schedule 2 to the Export Control (Order) 2008). See Notice to Exporters. The updated...

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