EU Council considers renewing asset freezes related to Ukraine

14 februari 2016

The EU Council considers maintaining the restrictive measures against 32 people and 8 entities subject to asset freezing measures under Council Decision 2014/145/CFSP and in Council Regulation (EU) No 269/2014 for “undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty, or independence of Ukraine”. The EU Council has published a notice to that end for the attention of those people and entities with new statements of reasons, and informing them that before they may request the new statements of reasons …

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Implementation Day of the JCPOA nuclear deal

18 januari 2016

On 16 January 2016, the EU and the US have lifted the nuclear-related sanctions against Iran. The sanctions lifting follows the verification by the International Atomic Energy Agency ("IAEA"), that Iran has implemented the agreed nuclear-related measures as set out in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action ("JCPOA") nuclear deal and marking it as Implementation Day. A limited number of EU and US sanctions against Iran were already suspended after the Joint Plan of Action of 24 November 2013 was adopted, setting …

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EU extends Iran sanctions relief

14 januari 2016

The EU Council has extended until 28 January 2016 the suspension of certain EU restrictive measures against Iran. This extension is a technical measure in order to allow time for the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action ("JCPOA") nuclear deal of 14 July 2015. The EU sanctions relief was first specified in the he Joint Plan of Action of November 2013 and it was extended for another six months until 14 January 2016, following the agreement of the JCPOA nuclear deal last year.  According to …

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UN moves towards new sanctions after North Korean nuclear test

7 januari 2016

The UN Security Council has released a strong statement condemning North Korea’s test of a nuclear weapon, saying it was a clear threat to international peace and security.

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Iran, nu en straks (Dutch only)

7 januari 2016

B&A Law in de januari editie van Globe Magazine over de mogelijke opschorting van het EU Iraanse sanctieregime, wat op dit moment wel en niet mogelijk is en wat de eventuele opschorting voor u en uw bedrijf kan betekenen.

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New EU list of dual-use items published

29 december 2015

Today the new EU list of dual-use items included in Regulation (EC) No 428/2009 (the "Dual-use Regulation"), was published. The new updates included in the list will enter into effect from of 25 December 2015. The Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2015/2420 amending the Dual-use Regulation can be found here.

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EU extends economic sanctions against Russia

22 december 2015

The EU Council has renewed the economic sanctions imposed on Russia until 31 July 2016. The sanctions were initially imposed due to Russia's military involvement in Ukraine and then prolonged because of Russia's non-compliance with terms of the Minsk agreements. The EU indicated that the Minsk agreements should be fully implemented before sanctions are lifted.

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