Source: the European Union will expand sanctions against Syria

Source: the European Union will expand sanctions against Syria

BRUSSELS, January 17. /TASS/ — According to the representative of the EU, 21 January the restrictive measures will expand to 11 people and five companies.

The Council of the European Union meeting on January 21 will expand sanctions against Syria, adding in the black list 11 people and five companies. On Thursday told reporters in Brussels, a senior EU in anticipation of this year’s first meeting of the foreign Ministers of 28 countries of the community.

“Expected to be renewed sanctions against Syria. In the black list will be included another 11 people and five companies,” he said.

To the question about who is added to the blacklist, the diplomat said: “the Names will be published in the Official journal of the European Union after the official decision on Monday.”

The package of EU sanctions against Syria, which strengthened from 2011 to 2014, is one of the most significant in the history of the community. It prohibits almost all types of European business contacts with Syria, especially in the sphere of trade by oil and oil products. In addition, the sanctions imposed on the Syrian leadership (extensive black list includes, in particular, President Bashar al-Assad, members of his family — approx. TASS), and are expressed in complete blocking of financial transactions.

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