Sanctions Profile: European Union


Russia adds 2 European NGOs to its list of “undesirable organisations”

The Russian government has added 2 NGOs, the Prague Civil Society Centre and the Association of Schools of Political Studies of the Council of Europe, to its list of “undesirable organisations” pursuant to Federal Law of 23.05.2015 N 129-FZ. Fines may be imposed on designated organisations operating in Russia, and those working for these organisations may be imprisoned for 2 to …

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Russia imposes second set of reciprocal sanctions against EU officials

The Russian Foreign Ministry has announced that it has expanded the list of EU officials and representatives of institutions subject to reciprocal sanctions (a travel ban) in response to EU measures that designated 6 senior members of the Russian government and a research institution over the poisoning of Alexei Navalny (see post). The EU officials, who were “involved in escalating …

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Third Countries align with EU Venezuela sanctions

On 29 June 2020, the EU Council adopted Decision (CFSP) 2020/898, which added 11 Venezuelan officials to its sanctions list for their alleged actions against the democratic functions of the National Assembly (see post). North Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia have aligned themselves with this decision. See Declaration.

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EU prepares Turkey sanctions measures

The EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell has said at a press conference that, on Cyprus’ request, the EU is preparing “additional listings” on Turkey within the EU’s existing sanctions framework in response to their drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean sea. The EU has so far imposed sanctions on 2 executives of the Turkish Petroleum Corporation who …

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Senators introduce expanded Nord Stream 2 sanctions bill

5 US senators have introduced the “Protecting Europe’s Energy Security Clarification Act”, which would expand on the targeted sanctions approved against the Nord Stream 2 pipeline in the NDAA 2020 (see post). Sanctions have not yet been imposed on any companies involved in the construction of the pipeline, but their Senate approval led to the withdrawal of Swiss-Dutch company Allseas …

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