They impose asset freezes on people said to be responsible for the misappropriation of Egyptian state funds and those associated with them. There are no UN sanctions on Egypt.
Summary of Current EU Sanctions:
The EU General Court has upheld the 2017 and 2018 Egypt sanctions listings (targeting the misappropriation of State funds) of the former President of Egypt, Mohamed Hosni Elsayed Mubarak. See judgment: T-358/17 (12 December 2018) and Press Release. The Court rejected Mr Mubarak’s arguments that there was no legal basis for his listings, that the Egyptian […]
The EU General Court has upheld the 2016 and 2017 Egypt sanctions listings (targeting the misappropriation of state funds) of Suzanne Thabet, the wife of the former President Mubarak, their sons, Gamal Mubarak and Alaa Mubarak, and their sons’ wives, Khadiga El Gammal and Heidy Rasekh. See joined judgment: T-274/16 and T-275/16. The Court did […]
In March 2015, the EU Court of Justice dismissed the appeal brought by Ahmed Ezz and 3 of his spouses (Abla Salama, Khadiga Yassin and Shahinaz al Naggar) against the General Court’s judgment refusing to annul their initial listings on the EU’s Egypt misappropriation sanctions (see previous blog). The General Court has now dismissed the […]
The EU has renewed its Egypt asset-freezing sanctions list for 1 year until 22 March 2019. It has also removed 6 people from that list (without giving reasons), namely: Ahmed Abdelaziz Ezz; Abla Mohamed Fawzi Ali Ahmed Salama; Khadiga Ahmed Ahmed Kamel Yassin; Shahinaz Abdel Aziz Abdel Wahab Al Naggar; Ahmed Alaeldin Amin Abdemaksoud Elmaghraby; […]
The EU has renewed the listings of all persons and entities (and amended one entry) under its Tunisia sanctions list until 31 January 2019, namely, all those appearing in the Annex to Council Decision 2011/72/CFSP (as amended by Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/141) and in Annex I to Council Regulation (EU) 101/2011 (as implemented by Council Implementing Regulation […]