Sanctions Profile: Moldova

At a glance

EU sanctions on Moldova comprise travel bans on those involved in the campaign against Latin-script schools in the Transnistrian region of Moldova.

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US travel ban on former Moldovan official for corruption

The US Department of State has imposed a travel ban on Vladimir Plahotniuc, described as a former official and oligarch, and his wife and child, on the basis of his involvement in “corrupt acts that undermined the rule of law and severely compromised the independence of democratic institutions in Moldova”. Press release here. Under section 7031(c) Department of State, Foreign …


Third countries align with 7 EU sanctions regimes

In October, the EU adopted: Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/1663, which renewed sanctions against 3 Libyan nationals for 6 months; Council Decision CFSP 2019/1720, which established a new sanctions regime against Nicaragua in view of the recent human rights abuses in the region (see post); Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/1721, and Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/1722, which renewed for 1 year restrictive measures …

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Third countries align with recent EU sanctions

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 & Burundi: Last month, the...

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EU extends Rep of Guinea, Moldova & Burundi sanctions for 1 year

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 (EU) 2018/1605, and EU press...

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EU renews Guinea and Moldova sanctions

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 Council Regulation (EU) No 1284/2009....

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Current Sanctions



Council Decision 2010/573/CFSP

Parent Decision

Council Decision 2010/573/CFSP

Amended by:

Council Decision 2011/171/CFSP

Council Decision 2011/641/CFSP

Council Decision 2012/170/CFSP

Council Decision 2012/527/CFSP

Council Decision 2013/477/CFSP

Council Decision 2014/381/CFSP

Council Decision 2014/751/CFSP

Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1925

Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/1908

Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/1935

Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/1610

Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/1789