The EU has extended sanctions on Egypt for 1 year until 22 March 2020. These measures continue to impose asset freezes and travel bans on individuals including the former President of Egypt, Mohamed Hosni Elsayed Mubarak, his family and other officials. Interestingly, the Council included in the Regulation how the rights of defence and the right to effective judicial protection in Egyptian law were respected in domestic criminal proceedings against him and other individuals (on charges of corruption), and how they were relied upon in the EU’s decision to impose sanctions. See previous post, and see Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/459 and Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/468.
Additionally, the EU renewed its Bosnia and Herzegovina sanctions for 1 year until 31 March 2020. See Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/467.
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