EU imple­ments inter­na­tion­al restric­tive mea­sures against Eritrea

The Coun­cil today adopt­ed a deci­sion1 (5534/10) impos­ing restric­tive mea­sures against Eritrea in line with the Unit­ed Nations Secu­ri­ty Coun­cil res­o­lu­tion (UNSCR) 1907 (2009). The restric­tive mea­sures con­sist of an arms embar­go, as well as trav­el restric­tions and a freeze of assets against per­sons and enti­ties des­ig­nat­ed by the UN sanc­tions com­mit­tee2 as:
  • hav­ing act­ed in vio­la­tion of the arms embar­go;
  • pro­vid­ing sup­port from Eritrea to armed oppo­si­tion groups which aim to desta­bilise the region;
  • obstruct­ing imple­men­ta­tion of UNSCR 1862 (2009) con­cern­ing the bor­der dis­pute between Dji­bouti and Eritrea;
  • har­bour­ing, financ­ing, facil­i­tat­ing, sup­port­ing, organ­is­ing, train­ing or incit­ing indi­vid­u­als or groups to per­pe­trate acts of vio­lence or ter­ror­ist acts against oth­er States or their cit­i­zens in the region;
  • obstruct­ing the inves­ti­ga­tions or work of the mon­i­tor­ing group pur­suant to UNSCR 1853 (2008) con­cern­ing the sit­u­a­tion in Soma­lia.

1 The deci­sion was tak­en with­out dis­cus­sion at the Com­pet­i­tive­ness Coun­cil meet­ing.
2 Sanc­tions com­mit­tee estab­lished pur­suant to UNSCR 751 (1992) and expand­ed by UNSCR 1844 (2008).

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