Decision (CFSP) 2019/87 implementing Decision 2013/255/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against Syria

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Publication Date 21/01/2019
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Implementing Decision adopted by the Council of the European Union in January 2019, which adds eleven businessmen and five entities to the list of those subject to restrictive measures against the Syrian regime and its supporters.

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These businessmen and companies were found to be involved in luxury estate development and other regime-backed projects, and as such support and/or benefit from the Syrian regime.

The sanctions list was thus expanded to include 270 persons and 72 entities targeted by a travel ban and an asset freeze. Restrictive measures against Syria also include an oil embargo, restrictions on certain investments, a freeze of the assets of the Syrian central bank held in the European Union, and export restrictions on equipment and technology that might be used for internal repression as well as on equipment and technology for the monitoring or interception of internet or telephone communications.

The sanctions on Syria were originally imposed in 2011 and they are reviewed on an annual basis.

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Council of the European Union: Press Release, 21.01.19: Syria: EU adds eleven businessmen and five entities to sanctions list

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