Category Archives: Sanctions

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: 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: 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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Syria: another round of EU sanctions against military and security officials and Syrian banks and oil companies

These indivdiuals and companies were added to EU’s sanction list in 24 January 2012 with the publishing in the Official Journal of the European Union that day. A: Individuals 1. Brigadier General Jawdat Ibrahim Safi, Commander of 154th Regiment Ordered … Continue reading

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Syria: Ministers of Finance, Economy, Chief and Deputy Chief of Staff and eight other individuals and 11 companies added to EU sanction list

A. Persons 1. Mohammad Al-Jleilati DoB 1945, PoB Damascus Minister of Finance. Responsible for the Syrian economy. 2. Dr. Mohammad Nidal Al-Shaar DoB 1956, PoB Aleppo Minister of Economy and Trade. Responsible for the Syrian economy. 3. Lt. General Fahid … Continue reading

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