Financial Sanctions Updates 2015. 

Summary of sanctions measures adopted in 2015.

You will find below and attached details of EU sanctions measures adopted in 2015. Institutions may find this information helpful particularly for internal presentations and training purposes.

As Council Decisions are frequently mirrored in Regulations, where this is the case they are added as one entry in the attached table. Counting in this way, there were in total 102 EU sanctions measures adopted in 2015 (or individual entries), covering 30 regimes.

Multiple measures were enacted in respect of

Al Qaida (16),

Iran (Nuclear Proliferation) (14),

Syria (8),

Libya (7),

CAR (5).

4 measures were enacted in respect of each of Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Yemen and Zimbabwe.

3 measures were enacted in respect of Terrorism / CP931, Ukraine (Territorial Integrity) and South Sudan.

2 measures were enacted in respect of Afghanistan, Cote d’Ivoire, DRC and Somalia (Asset Freeze).

Single measures were enacted in respect of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cote d’Ivoire (Military Activities), Crimea, DPRK, Egypt, Guinea, Iran (Human Rights), Liberia, Moldova, Somalia (Arms Embargo) and Tunisia.

The only entirely new regime is in respect of Burundi (CR 2015/1755 and CD 2015/1763), while the regime in respect of South Sudan was replaced by a new CR (CR 2015/735) which integrates the previous EU measures with UN sanctions (UNSCR 2206 (2015)).

The measures with respect to Bosnia, Egypt, Crimea, Guinea and Moldova were simple renewals to dates in 2016.

Counting each measure separately, there were 146 individual legal acts, comprising 22 Council Regulations, 57 Council Implementing Regulations, 51 Council Decisions and 16 Council Implementing Decisions.

Relevant regulations 

Most recent 2016 regulations