The EU Expands Sanctions Measures Against Syria


In response to recent developments in Syria, the Council of the European Union (EU) has adopted new sanctions measures against Syria – targeting its oil and petroleum industry and seven persons and entities considered to benefit from or support the Syrian regime – in Council Decision 2011/522/CFSP1 on Friday, 2 September 2011. This Decision was published in the EU’s Official Journal of Saturday, 3 September 2011 along with accompanying Council Regulation 878/20112 (which amends the EU’s original Syria Sanctions Regulation, Regulation 442/2011), and entered into force on the same day.

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