Latest Updates in EU and UN Sanctions

Latest Updates in EU and UN Sanctions

This page offers information about the latest updates to international sanctions regimes under the EU and UN sanctions lists. For more detailed information, please follow this link​ to other useful resources. To subscribe to the SM​B notifications with the latest UN/EU/National sanctions, please send an email to updates.smb@gov.mt.​

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Last updated: 19/12/2022


Ukraine Regime

​Council Regulation (EU) 2022/2474 of 16 December 2022 amending Regulation (EU) No 833/2014 concerning restrictive measures in view of Russia's actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32022R2474&from=EN

           

On 31 July 2014, the Council adopted Regulation (EU) No 833/2014. Regulation (EU) No 833/2014 gives effect to certain measures provided for in Council Decision 2014/512/CFSP. On 16 December 2022 the Council adopted Decision (CFSP) 2022/2478 amending Decision 2014/512/CFSP. It is appropriate to extend the list of restricted items which might contribute to Russia’s military and technological enhancement or the development of its defence and security sector, by adding drone engines, further chemical and biological equipment, riot control agents and electronic components. Regulation (EU) No 833/2014 has therefore been amended accordingly.


Council Regulation (EU) 2022/2475 of 16 December 2022 amending Regulation (EU) No 269/2014 concerning restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv%3AOJ.LI.2022.322.01.0315.01.ENG&toc=OJ%3AL%3A2022%3A322I%3ATOC

           

Council Regulation (EU) No 269/2014 (2) gives effect to the restrictive measures provided for in Decision 2014/145/CFSP. On 16 December 2022, the Council adopted Decision (CFSP) 2022/2479 (3), amending Decision 2014/145/CFSP. Decision (CFSP) 2022/2479 introduced a new deadline for the derogation allowing the divestment by a specific listed entity. Regulation (EU) No 269/2014 has therefore been amended accordingly.


Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/2476 of 16 December 2022 implementing Regulation (EU) No 269/2014 concerning restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32022R2476&from=EN

           

On 17 March 2014, the Council adopted Regulation (EU) No 269/2014. The Union remains unwavering in its support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. In view of the gravity of the situation, the Council considers that 141 persons and 49 entities responsible for actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine should be added to the list of persons, entities and bodies subject to restrictive measures set out in Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 269/2014. Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 269/2014 has therefore been amended accordingly.


Mali Regime

​Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/2436 of 12 December 2022 implementing Article 12(2) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1770 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Mali

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv%3AOJ.L_.2022.319.01.0008.01.ENG&toc=OJ%3AL%3A2022%3A319%3ATOC​

           

On 28 September 2017, the Council adopted Regulation (EU) 2017/1770. On 13 December 2021, the Council adopted Regulation (EU) 2021/2201 (2) to give effect to Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/2208 (3), which amended Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/1775 (4) and established a new framework that allows for additional restrictive measures against individuals and entities responsible for threatening the peace, security or stability of Mali, or for obstructing or undermining the successful completion of Mali’s political transition. The Council has reviewed the list of natural and legal persons, entities and bodies subject to restrictive measures set out in Annex Ia to Regulation (EU) 2017/1770. On the basis of that review, the statements of reasons and the identifying information for the five persons included in the list set out in Annex Ia to Regulation (EU) 2017/1770 should be amended. Annex Ia to Regulation (EU) 2017/1770 has therefore been amended accordingly,


Iran Regime

​Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/2428 of 12 December 2022 implementing Regulation (EU) No 359/2011 concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons, entities and bodies in view of the situation in Iran

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv%3AOJ.LI.2022.318.01.0001.01.ENG&toc=OJ%3AL%3A2022%3A318I%3ATOC


On 12 April 2011, the Council adopted Regulation (EU) No 359/2011. On 25 September 2022, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy issued a declaration on behalf of the Union deploring the widespread and disproportionate use of force by the Iranian security forces against non-violent protestors, noting that it had resulted in the loss of lives as well as a large number of injuries. In this context, and in line with the Union’s commitment to address all issues of concern with Iran, including the human rights situation, 20 persons and one entity should be included in the list of persons and entities subject to restrictive measures in Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 359/2011. Regulation (EU) No 359/2011 has therefore been amended accordingly.


Democratic People's Republic of Korea Regime

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/2429 of 12 December 2022 implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1509 concerning restrictive measures against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv%3AOJ.LI.2022.318.01.0013.01.ENG&toc=OJ%3AL%3A2022%3A318I%3ATOC     


On 30 August 2017, the Council adopted Regulation (EU) 2017/1509. In its conclusions of 17 July 2017, the Council stated that the Union would consider further appropriate responses to actions by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) that undermine the global non-proliferation and disarmament regime, in particular through additional autonomous restrictive measures. On 22 December 2017, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) adopted Resolution (‘UNSCR’) 2397 (2017). In view of the recent, continued ballistic-missile-related activities carried out by the DPRK, in violation of and with flagrant disregard for the relevant UNSCRs, eight individuals and four entities (including two vessels) should be included in the list of natural and legal persons, entities and bodies subject to restrictive measures set out in Annexes XV and XVI to Regulation (EU) 2017/1509. Regulation (EU) 2017/1509 has therefore been amended accordingly.

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