By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

EU Council unanimously adopts decision to criminalise violation of EU sanctions

The European Council today unanimously decided to adopt a decision to add the violation of EU sanctions to the list of ‘EU crimes’ for the purposes of Article 83(1) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU). In May 2022, The European Commission proposed the criminalisation of EU sanctions violations, after which the Council requested the European …

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Maya Lester KC is a senior barrister (King’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human...

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