Sanctions Profile: Egypt

At a glance

EU sanctions relating to Egypt were first imposed in 2011, by Council Decision 2011/172/CFSP and Council Regulation (EU) No 270/2011, in the aftermath of the Arab Spring.

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EU extends sanctions on Egypt and Bosnia and Herzegovina for 1 year

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 […]

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First OFSI penalty– £5k on Raphaels Bank for dealing with £200

On 21 January 2019, OFSI imposed its first monetary penalty. The penalty is £5,000 on Raphaels Bank in the UK for violating EU Egypt sanctions, namely dealing with £200 in funds belonging to a designated person. OFSI reduced the penalty by 50% from £10,000 because Raphaels Banks itself disclosed the breach and cooperated with OFSI. […]

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EU upholds Egypt sanctions listings of former President Mubarak

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 […]

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EU upholds Egypt sanctions listings

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 […]

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EU Court upholds Mr Ezz’s Egypt sanctions listings

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 […]

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Current Sanctions

EU

Consolidated

Council Regulation (EU) No 270/2011

Parent Regulation

Council Regulation (EU) No 270/2011

Amended by:

Council Regulation (EU) No 1099/2012

Council Regulation (EU) No 517/2013

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/490

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/491

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/465

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/459

Consolidated

Council Decision 2011/172/CFSP

Parent Decision

Council Decision 2011/172/CFSP

Amended by:

Council Decision 2012/159/CFSP

Council Decision 2012/723/CFSP

Council Decision 2013/144/CFSP

Council Decision 2014/153/CFSP

Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/486

Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/411

Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/496

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2017/498

Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/466

Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/468