Sanctions Profile: Eritrea

At a glance

UN sanctions on Eritrea were first introduced in December 2009 by UN Security Council Resolution 1907.

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EU implements UN’s lifting of Eritrea sanctions

Last month (14 November), the UN Security Council adopted UNSC Resolution 2444 (2018), which terminated with immediate effect all UN sanctions against Eritrea (arms embargo, asset freezes and travel bans). Last week (10 December), the EU implemented this UN action by adopting Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/1944 and Council Regulation (EU) 2018/1932.


UN lifts Eritrea sanctions & renews arms embargo on Somalia

Earlier this week (14 November), the UN Security Council adopted UNSC Resolution 2444 (2018), which (inter alia): 1.      Lifts the UN arms embargo, travel bans and asset freezes imposed on Eritrea; and 2.      Renews the UN arms embargo against Somalia.

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Current Sanctions



Council Regulation (EU) No 667/2010

Parent Regulation

Council Regulation (EU) No 667/2010

Amended by:

Council Regulation (EU) No 942/2012

Council Regulation (EU) No 517/2013

Council Regulation (EU) 2018/1932


Council Decision 2010/127/CFSP

Parent Decision

Council Decision 2010/127/CFSP

Amended by:

Council Decision 2010/414/CFSP

Council Decision 2012/632/CFSP

Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/1944