Category Archives: European Union

Syria: Busra Al Assad’s day in Court

On 12 March 2014 the Sixth Chamber of the General Court of the European Union reached a verdict on case T-202/12. The case number does not reveal anything but if one takes the time check who is the applicant and … Continue reading

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Syria: UNSC resolution 2059 – a wrap up of UNSMIS

UNSC resolution 2059, which was adopted unanimously, extended the UNSMIS mission in Syria for another 30 days. But reading the text it is also clear the mission will end by that time if no major changes will occur, changes that … Continue reading

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Syria: Bouthaina Shaaban and six Syrian state entites sanctioned by EU

In yesterdays EU Foreign Affairs Council one person and six entities were added to the EU sanction list. These are: Persons 1. Bouthaina Shaaban (a.k.a. Buthaina Shaaban). Born 1953 in Homs, Syria. Political and Media Advisor to the President since … Continue reading

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Syria: Salim Altoun and the Altoun Group added to the EU sanction list

As published today in the Official Journal of the European Union, the following persons and entities have been added to the EU sanction list: A. Individuals   1. Adib Mayaleh, born 1955, Daraa Adib Mayaleh is responsible for providing economic … Continue reading

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Syria: Sanctions against Asma, Anisa and other Assad family members

A. Persons 1. Anisa Al Assad (a.k.a. Anisah Al Assad) Born: 1934 Maiden name: Makhlouf Mother of President Al-Assad. Given the close personal relationship and intrinsic financial relationship to the Syrian President, Bashar Al Assad, she benefits from and is … Continue reading

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Syria: EU adds Central Bank and members of government to sanction list

Today EU published in the Official Journal of the European Union Council Regulation 168/2012 amending Regulation 36/201s, adding the following entities and individuals to the so called sanction list: Entities 1. Central Bank of Syria Syria, Damascus, Sabah Bahrat Square … Continue reading

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Syria: a Russian dilemma – sovereignty, ego and regional influence

All along since the beginning of the protests in Deraa, March 2010 Russia has stood by Syria. At first this was not so difficult. President Assad promised reforms and amnesty through his spokesperson Bouthaina Shaaban, spoke to the Syrian parliament, … Continue reading

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