According to the statement made by the European Council, the restrictive measures applied due to the pressure exerted on the civilian population in the country will continue until June 1, 2022.
The EU removed 5 people who were on the list of sanctions, including travel bans and freezing of assets, but died. Thus, the number of people applied to the measure reached 283. There are also 70 organizations on the list.
The EU’s Syria sanctions entered into force in 2011 due to the violent pressure of the Assad regime against the people. With the sanctions, the EU also targeted business people and companies close to the regime.
Apart from this, oil imports, restriction of certain investments, freezing of the assets of the Syrian Central Bank in the EU, restriction of the export of equipment and technologies to be used in the pressure and communication in the country are also within the scope of the measures. Sanctions do not prevent the delivery of humanitarian aid.
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