COREPER, part of the EU Council, has decided to renew the EU’s asset freezes and travel bans against people and entities said to be “responsible for undermining the territorial integrity or sovereignty of Ukraine” for a further 6 months, until 15 March 2017. The Council must still approve the decision to renew the sanctions, which were due to expire on 15 September. This follows the EU’s decision in July to renew its sectoral sanctions against Russia until 31 January 2017 (see previous blog).
Maya Lester QC is a senior barrister (Queen’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. The legal directories say she is the...See profile for Maya Lester QC >