EU Council Extends Restrictive Measures Related to Myanmar

The EU Council has prolonged the EU restrictive measures in view of the situation in Myanmar for one year, until April 30, 2025. The decision was taken on the basis of the annual review of the restrictive measures and in view of the continuing grave situation in Myanmar.

Key Details
  • The restrictive measures currently apply to 103 individuals and 21 entities.
  • Those listed under the sanctions regime are subject to an asset freeze and the provision of funds or economic resources, directly or indirectly, to them or for their benefit is prohibited. Additionally, a travel ban to the EU applies to the natural persons listed.
  • Other EU restrictive measures remain in place: the embargo on arms and equipment and export restrictions on equipment for monitoring communications which might be used for internal repression, the export ban on dual-use goods for use by the military and border guard police, and the prohibition of military training and cooperation with the Myanmar Armed Forces (Tatmadaw).

EU restrictive measures come in addition to the withholding of EU financial assistance directly going to the government and the freezing of all EU assistance that may be seen as legitimising the junta.

The EU Council adopted restrictive measures in respect of Myanmar/Burma on April 22, 2013.

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