EU sanctions on the Republic of Guinea were first introduced in 2009, by Common Position 2009/788/CFSP and Council Regulation (EU) No 1284/2009, in response to “the violent crackdown by security forces on political demonstrators in Conakry on 28 September ”.Show full details
The sanctions comprised an arms embargo, as well as targeted asset freezes and travel bans. The arms embargo is no longer in force, but the asset freezes and travel bans remain.
Summary of Current EU Sanctions:
People and entities identified by the International Commission of Inquiry as responsible for the 28 September 2009 events in Guinea, and those associated with them.
Chemical Weapons: Last month, the EU adopted Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/1544, which established a new sanctions regime targeting the use and proliferation of chemical weapons (see previous blog). The following countries have aligned themselves with that Decision: Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Norway, and Georgia. See EU Press Release. Moldova, Rep of Guinea […]
The EU has extended for 1 year its sanctions in respect of: The Republic of Guinea – see Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/1611 and Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1604 (measures extended until 27 October 2019). Moldova – see Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/1610 (measures extended until 31 October 2019). Burundi – see Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/1612, Council Implementing Regulation […]
The EU has renewed its Guinea sanctions until 27 October 2018, and Moldova sanctions until 31 October 2018. Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/1934 and Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/1935. The EU has published a Notice for those on the Guinea list, renewing their inclusion in the Annex to Council Decision 2010/638/CFSP (as amended) and Annex II to […]
The EU has published updates to its sanctions regimes on Zimbabwe, Yemen, Guinea, and Moldova. Zimbabwe The EU has de-listed the deceased Amos Bernard Midzi (alias Mugenva) from its targeted sanctions on Zimbabwe, which impose an asset freeze on members of the country’s government and people and entities associated with them. Currently, the targeted sanctions are […]
On 21 October 2014, the EU decided to renew sanctions currently in force against Guinea. Council Decision 2010/638/CFSP, which was adopted on 25 October 2010 and contains travel restrictions and asset freezes, was reviewed by the EU. The restrictive measures have been extended until 27 October 2015, but ‘shall be kept under constant review’ and […]