EU’s changes to lists of sanctions concerning Egypt and Ukraine published

The Council of the European Union announced on 12 March 2021 that it would be making changes to its list of sanctions concerning Egypt and Ukraine.


Further to the most recent review, sanctions (first imposed in 2011) against persons identified as responsible for the misappropriation of Egyptian state funds are removed, namely against nine Egyptian individuals by Council CFSP (Decision 2021/449) and Council Regulation 2021/445. The Council of the EU concluded that the regime had served its purpose.


Upon review, the Council of the EU decided to extend sanctions targeting those responsible for undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine (first imposed in March 2014) for a further six months until 15 September 2021 through Council CFSP Decision 2021/448 and Council Implementing Regulation 2021/446. This means sanctions will continue to apply to 177 individuals and 48 entities.