Sanctions Profile: Tunisia

At a glance

The EU imposed sanctions on Tunisia at the start of 2011, by Council Decision 2011/72/CFSP and Council Regulation (EU) No 101/2011, following the Tunisian Revolution which led to the ousting of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

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EU clarifies asset freezing after death under Tunisia sanctions framework

The EU has adopted Council Regulation (EU) 2022/149 and Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/154, which amend its Tunisia sanctions framework to set out the conditions upon which the assets of a person designated over the misappropriation of Tunisian State funds can continue to be frozen after their death. The amendments provide: Where a criminal conviction for the misappropriation of State funds …


EU renews Tunisia “misappropriation sanctions” for 1 year & delists 4

The EU has renewed its Tunisia sanctions for 1 year until 31 January 2022, which targets those responsible for the misappropriation of Tunisian state funds. The listing information concerning 2 people has also been amended. In addition, the EU has delisted 4 people from its Tunisia sanctions: Bouthaina Bent Moncef Ben Mohamed Trabelsi; Nabil Ben Abderrazek Ben Mohamed Trabelsi; Akrem …


Third countries align with renewed EU Tunisia sanctions

On 27 January 2020, the EU Council adopted Decision (CFSP) 2020/117, which renewed the EU’s sanctions on Tunisia for 1 year. Those measures designate 48 people said to be responsible for the misappropriation of state funds. The following countries have aligned themselves with this decision: North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Moldova, Armenia and Georgia. …


EU renews Tunisia sanctions for 1 year

The EU has renewed its Tunisia sanctions for 1 year until 31 January 2021, which target 48 people determined to be responsible for the misappropriation of Tunisian state funds. The Council have also amended the listings to be supplemented with information regarding the rights of the defence and the right to effective judicial protection. See Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/115 …


EU renews Tunisia sanctions for 1 year & de-lists Mabrouk

Today (29 January), the EU extended its Tunisia sanctions for 1 year, until 31 January 2020, targeting those responsible for the misappropriation of Tunisian state funds. The EU also removed Mohamed Mabrouk from that sanctions list (he recently failed in his application to annul his 2017 and 2018 listings before the EU General Court – see previous blog). See Council Decision (CFSP)...

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Current Sanctions



Council Regulation (EU) No 101/2011

Parent Regulation

Council Regulation (EU) No 101/2011

Amended by:

Council Regulation (EU) No 1100/2012

Council Regulation (EU) No 517/2013

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 735/2013

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 81/2014

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/147

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/111

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/149

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/137

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/132

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/115

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/49

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/113

Council Regulation (EU) 2022/149


Council Decision 2011/72/CFSP

Parent Decision

Council Decision 2011/72/CFSP

Amended by:

Council Implementing Decision 2011/79/CFSP

Council Decision 2012/50/CFSP

Council Decision 2012/724/CFSP

Council Decision 2013/72/CFSP

Council Implementing Decision 2013/409/CFSP

Council Decision 2014/49/CFSP

Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/157

Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/119

Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/153

Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/141

Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/135

Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/117

Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/55

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/118

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/154

The Tunisia (Asset-Freezing) Regulations 2011 (SI 2011/888)