EU removes Bassam Sabbagh from Syria sanctions list

In May 2018, the EU updated and extended its Syria sanctions until 1 June 2019 by adopting Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/778 and Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/774 (see previous blog). Today, the EU has corrected both of those legal acts by removing the individual named ‘Bassam Sabbagh’ from its Syria sanction list (no longer subject to…

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About Michael O'Kane

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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