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Belarus Regime

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/339 of 25 February 2021 implementing Article 8a of Regulation (EC) No 765/2006 concerning restrictive measures in respect of Belarus and Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/353 of 25 February 2021 amending Decision 2012/642/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against Belarus

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv%3AOJ.L_.2021.068.01.0029.01.ENG&toc=OJ%3AL%3A2021%3A068%3ATOC
https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv%3AOJ.L_.2021.068.01.0189.01.ENG&toc=OJ%3AL%3A2021%3A068%3ATOC

On 25 February 2021, the Council of the European Union has extended the applicable restrictive measures until 28 February 2022. The restrictive measures consist of a ban on travel to the EU and an asset freeze for listed persons – currently 88 individuals, including Alexandr Lukashenko – and an asset freeze applicable to 7 entities. In addition, EU persons and entities are forbidden from making funds available to those listed, either directly or indirectly.

Further information may be accessed through the above links.

ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Regime

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/350 of 25 February 2021 amending for the 318th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures against certain persons and entities associated with the ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida organisations

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv%3AOJ.L_.2021.068.01.0182.01.ENG&toc=OJ%3AL%3A2021%3A068%3ATOC

On 25 February 2021, the Council of the European Union has amended Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 881/2002, to delete two entries under the heading ‘Natural persons’.

Further information may be accessed through the above links.

Venezuela Regime

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv%3AOJ.LI.2021.060.01.0001.01.ENG&toc=OJ%3AL%3A2021%3A060I%3ATOC
https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv%3AOJ.LI.2021.060.01.0009.01.ENG&toc=OJ%3AL%3A2021%3A060I%3ATOC

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/275 of 22 February 2021 amended Annex IV to Regulation (EU) 2017/2063 and Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/276 of 22 February 2021 amended Annex I to Decision (CFSP) 2017/2074 to include the following individuals in the list of natural and legal persons, entities and bodies:


1.     REMIGIO CEBALLOS ICHASO

2.     OMAR JOSÉ PRIETO FERNÁNDEZ

3.     JOSÉ DIONISIO BRITO RODRÍGUEZ

4.     JOSÉ BERNABÉ GUTIÉRREZ PARRA

5.     LUIS FERNANDO DAMIANI BUSTILLOS

6.     LOURDES BENICIA SUÁREZ ANDERSON

7.     CALIXTO ANTONIO ORTEGA RÍOS

8.     RENÉ ALBERTO DEGRAVES ALMARZA

9.     ARCADIO DELGADO ROSALES

10.  CARMEN AUXILIADORA ZULETA DE MERCHÁN

11.   INDIRA MAIRA ALFONZO IZAGUIRRE

12.   LEONARDO ENRIQUE MORALES POLEO

13.   TANIA D’AMELIO CARDIET

14.   JOSÉ MIGUEL DOMÍNGUEZ RAMÍREZ

15.   CARLOS RAMÓN ENRIQUE CARVALLO GUEVARA

16.   JESÚS EMILIO VÁSQUEZ QUINTERO

17.   CARLOS ENRIQUE TERÁN HURTADO

18.   MANUEL EDUARDO PÉREZ URDANETA

19.   DOUGLAS ARNOLDO RICO GONZÁLEZ

For further information kindly consult the above links.​


Zimbabwe Regime

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv%3AOJ.L_.2021.058.01.0009.01.ENG&toc=OJ%3AL%3A2021%3A058%3ATOC

Council Regulation (CFSP) 2021/251 of 18 February 2021 deleted the following entry to Annex IV to Regulation (EC) No 314/2004:

                           ‘4. Shiri, Perence (a.k.a Bigboy) Samson Chikerema’.

For further information kindly consult the above link.

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv%3AOJ.L_.2021.058.01.0015.01.ENG&toc=OJ%3AL%3A2021%3A058%3ATOC

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/253 of 17 February 2021 amended Council Regulation (EC) No 314/2004 and replaced entries (5) and (7) to Annex III, Section I as indicated below:

5. CHIWENGA, Constantine

7. SIBANDA, Phillip Valerio (a.k.a. Valentine)

The Regulation also deleted entry (6) as follows:      

Shiri, Perence (a.k.a. Bigboy) Samson Chikerema

For further information kindly consult the above link.

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv%3AOJ.L_.2021.058.01.0051.01.ENG&toc=OJ%3AL%3A2021%3A058%3ATOC

Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/258 of 18 February 2021 amended Article 10 of Decision 2011/101/CFSP.

Kindly consult the above link to view the changes made.​ 


Terrorism Regime


https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv%3AOJ.L_.2021.043.01.0001.01.ENG&toc=OJ%3AL%3A2021%3A043%3ATOC
https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv%3AOJ.L_.2021.043.01.0014.01.ENG&toc=OJ%3AL%3A2021%3A043%3ATOC


Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/138 of 5 February 2021 implementing Article 2(3) of Regulation (EC) No 2580/2001 on specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities with a view to combating terrorism, and repealing Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1128 and Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/142 of 5 February 2021 updating the list of persons, groups and entities subject to Articles 2, 3 and 4 of Common Position 2001/931/CFSP on the application of specific measures to combat terrorism, and repealing Decision (CFSP) 2020/1132


The Council on 05 February 2021 renewed the EU Terrorist list, which sets out persons, groups and entities subject to restrictive measures with a view to combating terrorism. The 14 persons and 21 groups and entities on the list are subject to the freezing of their funds and other financial assets in the EU. It is also prohibited for EU operators to make funds and economic resources available to them.

The Council is empowered to establish an EU list and impose related restrictive measures under Council Common Position 2001/931/CFSP, and Council Regulation (EC) No 2580/2001.


Somalia Regime



Council Regulation (EU) 2021/48 of 22 January 2021 amending Regulation (EC) No 147/2003 concerning restrictive measures in respect of Somalia and Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/54 of 22 January 2021 amending Decision 2010/231/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against Somalia
 
On 22 January 2021, the Council of the European Union made several amendments to Regulation (EC) No 147/2003. For further information it is advisable to consult the abovementioned links.


Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/49 of 22 January 2021 implementing Regulation (EU) No 101/2011 concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons, entities and bodies in view of the situation in Tunisia and Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/55 of 22 January 2021 amending Decision 2011/72/CFSP concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities in view of the situation in Tunisia 

On 22 January 2021, the Council of the European Union amended Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 101/2011 to delete the following entries:

22. Bouthaina Bent Moncef Ben Mohamed TRABELSI 

23. Nabil Ben Abderrazek Ben Mohamed TRABELSI

41. Akrem Ben Hamed Ben Taher BOUAOUINA

47. Slim Ben Tijani Ben Haj Hamda BEN ALI;

For further information it is advisable to consult the abovementioned links.


Syria Regime

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv%3AOJ.LI.2021.012.01.0001.01.ENG&toc=OJ%3AL%3A2021%3A012I%3ATOC
https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv%3AOJ.LI.2021.012.01.0003.01.ENG&toc=OJ%3AL%3A2021%3A012I%3ATOC​

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/29 of 15 January 2021 implementing Regulation (EU) No 36/2012 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Syria and Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2021/30 of 15 January 2021 implementing Decision 2013/255/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against Syria

The Council of the European Union on 15 January 2020 has amended Annex II to Regulation (EU) No 36/2012 to add a new designation of one individual under the list set out in Section A (Persons) as follows:

-        Faisal MEKDAD

      Further information may be accessed through the above links. 


Democratic Republic of the Congo Regime

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv%3AOJ.L_.2020.430.01.0027.01.ENG&toc=OJ%3AL%3A2020%3A430%3ATOC
https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv%3AOJ.L_.2020.430.01.0008.01.ENG&toc=OJ%3AL%3A2020%3A430%3ATOC

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/2133 of 17 December 2020 implementing Article 9 of Regulation (EC) No 1183/2005 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against persons acting in violation of the arms embargo with regard to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2020/2144 of 17 December 2020 implementing Decision 2010/788/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

On 17 December, the council of the European Union replaced entry 7 to Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 1183/2005, Part (a) (List of persons referred to in Articles 2 and 2a) and Annex 1 to Decision 2010/788/CFSP, Part (a) (List of persons referred to in Article 3(1)) with the following:

7.THOMAS LUBANGA

For further information kindly consult the above link.​​​

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