EU expands economic sanctions on SyriaChristian Fernsby ▼ | February 18, 2020
The EU expanded its sanctions against the Syrian regime and its supporters by adding eight more business people and two entities in the sanctions list yesterday.
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So far, 277 business people and 71 entities have been affected by the EU sanctions, such as travel ban or asset freeze.
The council said: "The EU sanctions currently in place against Syria also include an oil embargo, restrictions on certain investments, a freeze of the assets of the Syrian central bank held in the EU, and export restrictions on equipment and technology that might be used for internal repression, as well as on equipment and technology for the monitoring or interception of internet or telephone communications." ■