EU lifts most Belarus sanctions

The EU has agreed not to re-impose sanctions on 170 people and 3 companies whose listings on the EU’s sanctions on Belarus were suspended for 4 months in October 2015 after the election (see previous blog). This includes including the president, Alexander Lukashenko, and 3 defence companies with close ties to the government in Minsk: Beltech Holding, Beltechexport and Spetspriborservice. The EU will extend the arms embargo and sanctions on 4 people said to be involved in the unresolved disappearances of 2 opposition politicians, a businessman, and a journalist for 12 months. The EU’s press release is here.

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Michael O'Kane

Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...

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