Syria: EU strengthens sanctions against the regime and its supporters

Council of the EU
  • 06/03/2015
  • 10:20
  • Press release
  • 94/15
  • Foreign affairs & international relations
06/03/2015
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As the situation in Syria continues to deteriorate, the Council has reinforced EU restrictive measures against sponsors of the Syrian regime.

7 persons and 6 entities providing support to the Syrian regime as well as benefitting from it have been targeted with a travel ban and an EU asset freeze. This brings the number of persons and entities targeted by EU sanctions over the violent repression against the civilian population in Syria to 218 persons and 69 entities.

In December 2014, the Council reiterated that the EU would continue imposing and enforcing sanctions that target the regime and its supporters as long as repression continues. For the EU, a lasting solution to the conflict can only come through a Syrian-led political process that leads to a transition. The EU continues to encourage all efforts to this end.

The legal acts, including the full detail of those targeted by the restrictions, are available in the EU Official Journal of 7 March 2015.