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SMB: Update in the Publication of the EU

7 Mar 2022 13:28 | Anonymous


Ukraine Regime

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/375 of 3 March 2022 implementing Regulation (EU) No 208/2014 concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons, entities and bodies in view of the situation in Ukraine

On the basis of a review by the Council, the information in Annex I to that Regulation regarding the rights of defence and the right to effective judicial protection should be updated.

Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 208/2014 should therefore be amended accordingly.

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Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/376 of 3 March 2022 amending Decision 2014/119/CFSP concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons, entities and bodies in view of the situation in Ukraine

On the basis of a review of Decision 2014/119/CFSP, the application of restrictive measures directed against certain persons, entities and bodies should be extended until 6 March 2023 in respect of three persons, and until 6 September 2022 in respect of four persons. Furthermore, the information in the Annex to Decision 2014/119/CFSP regarding the rights of defence and the right to effective judicial protection, including the fundamental right to have a fair and public hearing within a reasonable time by an independent and impartial tribunal previously established by law, should be updated. Moreover, the entry for one person – against whom the application of restrictive measures expired on 6 September 2021 – as well as the information regarding his rights of defence and his right to effective judicial protection should be deleted.

Decision 2014/119/CFSP should therefore be amended accordingly.

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UNSC Resolution 1518 (2003) 

On 3 March 2022, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1518 (2003) removed seven entries from its Sanctions List of individuals and entities. For further information please kindly consult the following link.


Please be reminded that all EU/UN sanctions are directly applicable under Maltese law (without the need of any further legislation or notification) under the National Interest (Enabling Powers) Act, cap 365 of the Laws of Malta as linked here.

Should any of your clients be a person or entity who is listed under UN/EU or national sanctions or who is directly or indirectly owned or controlled by a listed person or entity, the freezing measures mentioned under article 17 of the Act apply.

The Sanctions Monitoring Board is to be informed immediately of the actions that have been taken in relation to the assets of such listed persons. 

The Sanctions Monitoring Board may be contacted on sanctions.mftp@gov.mt  on any issue relating to sanctions.


Please find below links to the:

EU Financial Sanctions Database

Consolidated UN Sanctions List

EU Sanctions Map

Sanctions Monitoring Board

               

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