EU: new sanctions against the Syrian regime

Today in the Official Journal of the European Union the Council of the European Union unveiled the latest sanctions against the Syrian regime. In this latest move Regulation (EU) No 442/2011 was further amended adding the Commercial Bank of Syria to the so called sanction list. The following information was made availabe in the Official Journal:


1. Commercial Bank of Syria

State-owned bank providing financial support to the regime.

— Damascus Branch, P.O. Box 2231, Moawiya St., Damascus, Syria;- P.O. Box 933, Yousef Azmeh Square, Damascus, Syria;

— Aleppo Branch, P.O. Box 2, Kastel Hajjarin St., Aleppo, Syria; SWIFT/BIC CMSY SY DA; all offices worldwide [NPWMD]

Website: Tel: +963 11 2218890 Fax: +963 11 2216975 general managment:

The full text can found in the Official Journal of the European Union L269 of the 14 October 2011.


About Leif Eriksson

Leif Eriksson has worked in the field of asylum at the Swedish Migration Agency specializing in the Middle East, Schengen and the Dublin Regulation, as Migration Attaché and head of the migration section at the Swedish Embassy in Damascus 2005 - 2008, as a resettlement consultant at the UNHCR branch office in Damascus 2008 - 2009, Consul at the Swedish Consulate General in Jerusalem 2012 - 2013 and associate RSD/RST officer at UNHCR in Beirut 2013 - 2014. He currently lives in Tbilisi, Georgia.
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