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  • 15 Mar 2022 12:40 | Anonymous


    ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Regime

    Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/413 of 10 March 2022 amending for the 330th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida organisations

    On 10 March 2022, the European Commission amended Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 following the Sanctions Committee of the United Nations Security Decision to add an entry to the list of persons, groups and entities to whom the freezing of funds and economic resources should apply.

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    Yemen Regime

    Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/419 of 14 March 2022 implementing Regulation (EU) No 1352/2014 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Yemen

    On 14 March 2022, the Council of the European Union amended Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 1352/2014 following the decision of the United Nations Security Council Committee established pursuant to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2140 (2014) to add one entry to the list of persons and entities subject to restrictive measures.

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    Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2022/420 of 14 March 2022 implementing Decision 2014/932/CFSP concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Yemen

    On 14 March 2022, the Council of the European Union amended Annex to Decision 2014/932/CFSP following the decision of the United Nations Security Council Committee established pursuant to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2140 (2014) to add one entity to the list of persons and entities subject to restrictive measures. 

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    Please be reminded that all EU/UN sanctions are directly applicable under Maltese law 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.mfea@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

  • 14 Mar 2022 09:01 | Anonymous


    Ukraine Regime

    Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/408 of 10 March 2022 implementing Regulation (EU) No 269/2014 concerning restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine

    On 11 March 2022, on the basis of a review by the Council, the information concerning 37 individuals and six entities in Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 269/2014 should be amended. Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 269/2014 should therefore be amended accordingly.

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    Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/411 of 10 March 2022 amending Decision 2014/145/CFSP concerning restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine

    On 11 March, the Council of the EU decided that in view of the continuing undermining or threatening of the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, Decision 2014/145/CFSP should be renewed for a further six months. The Council has reviewed the individual designations set out in the Annex to Decision 2014/145/CFSP. On the basis of that review, the information concerning 37 individuals and six entities should be amended. Decision 2014/145/CFSP should therefore be amended accordingly.

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    ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida Regime

    On 3 March 2022, the Sanctions Committee of the United Nations Security Council decided to remove two entries from the list of persons, groups and entities to whom the freezing of funds and economic resources should apply. The Council of the EU therefore deemed it necessary to reflect technical streamlining of the UN list with the consolidation of aliases carried out by the UN Sanctions Committee. On 11 March therefore, Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 has therefore been amended accordingly.

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    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

  • 10 Mar 2022 13:51 | Anonymous


    Ukraine Regime

    Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/396 of 9 March 2022 implementing Regulation (EU) No 269/2014 concerning restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine

    In view of the gravity of the situation, the Council considers that 146 members of the Russian Federation Council who ratified the government decisions of the ‘Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance between the Russian Federation and the Donetsk People’s Republic and between the Russian Federation and the Luhansk People’s Republic’ should be added to the list of natural and legal persons, entities and bodies subject to restrictive measures set out in Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 269/2014.

    In addition, the list should include 14 persons supporting and benefitting from the Government of the Russian Federation or providing a substantial source of revenue to it, or associated with listed persons or entities.

    Regulation (EU) No 269/2014 has been amended accordingly.

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    Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/397 of 9 March 2022 amending Decision 2014/145/CFSP concerning restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine

    In view of the gravity of the situation, the Council considers that 146 members of the Russian Federation Council who ratified the government decisions of the ‘Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance between the Russian Federation and the Donetsk People’s Republic and between the Russian Federation and the Luhansk People’s Republic’ should be added to the list of persons, entities and bodies subject to restrictive measures set out in the Annex to Decision 2014/145/CFSP.

    In addition, the list should include 14 persons supporting and benefitting from the Government of the Russian Federation or providing a substantial source of revenue to it, or associated with listed persons or entities.

    Decision 2014/145/CFSP has been amended accordingly.

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    Council Regulation (EU) 2022/394 of 9 March 2022 amending Regulation (EU) No 833/2014 concerning restrictive measures in view of Russia’s actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine

    In order to ensure correct implementation of the measures set out in Regulation (EU) No 833/2014, the Council deemed it necessary to clarify the exception for the provision of financing for small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as certain provisions in the Annexes relating to prohibited goods and technology.

    Regulation (EU) No 833/2014 has therefore be amended accordingly.

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    Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/395 of 9 March 2022 amending Decision 2014/512/CFSP concerning restrictive measures in view of Russia’s actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine

    In view of the gravity of the situation, and in response to Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine, it is appropriate to introduce further restrictive measures with regard to the export of maritime navigation goods and technology.

    It is also appropriate to expand the list of legal persons, entities and bodies subject to the prohibitions related to investment services, transferable securities, money market instruments, and loans. Moreover, certain clarifications are necessary to ensure the proper application of some of the specific sectoral restrictions introduced by Decision (CFSP) 2022/327.

    Decision 2014/512/CFSP has been amended accordingly.

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    Belarus Regime

    Council Regulation (EU) 2022/398 of 9 March 2022 amending Regulation (EC) No 765/2006 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Belarus and the involvement of Belarus in the Russian aggression against Ukraine

    In view of the gravity of the situation in Ukraine, further measures were necessitated. Consequently, Decision (CFSP) 2022/399 further expands the existing financial restrictions. In particular, it prohibits the listing and provision of services in relation to shares of Belarusian state-owned entities on Union trading venues. In addition, it introduces new measures which significantly limit the financial inflows from Belarus to the Union by prohibiting the acceptance of deposits exceeding certain values from Belarusian nationals or residents, the holding of accounts of Belarusian clients by the Union central securities depositories as well as the selling of euro-denominated securities to Belarusian clients. It also prohibits transactions with the Central Bank of Belarus related to the management of reserves or assets, the provision of public financing for trade with and investment in Belarus, with limited exceptions, and the provision of euro denominated banknotes to Belarus or for use in Belarus.

    Decision (CFSP) 2022/399 imposes further restrictive measures with regard to the provision of specialised financial messaging services to certain Belarusian credit institutions and their Belarusian subsidiaries, which are relevant for the Belarusian financial system and which are already the subject of restrictive measures imposed by the Union.

    In order to ensure correct implementation of the measures set out in Regulation (EC) No 765/2006, it is also necessary to add obligations on the Network Manager for air traffic management network functions of the single European sky regarding overflight prohibitions and amend the provisions on non-circumvention. Whereas it is commonly understood that the notion of 'assets' and 'economic resources' subject to freezing also includes cryptoassets, and that loans and credits can also be provided via crypto assets, it is appropriate to further specify the notion of 'transferable securities' in relation to such assets given their specific nature.

    Regulation (EC) No 765/2006 has been amended accordingly.

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    Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/399 of 9 March 2022 amending Decision 2012/642/CFSP concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Belarus and the involvement of Belarus in the Russian aggression against Ukraine

    In view of the gravity of the situation, and in response to Belarus's involvement in Russia's aggression against Ukraine, it is appropriate to introduce additional restrictive measures related to the financial sector.

    In particular, it is appropriate to prohibit the listing and provision of services in relation to shares of Belarusian state-owned entities on Union trading venues; limit the financial inflows from Belarus to the Union; prohibit transactions with the Central Bank of Belarus; restrict the provision of specialised financial messaging services to certain Belarusian credit institutions and their Belarusian subsidiaries. It is also appropriate to add obligations on the Network Manager for air traffic management network functions of the single European sky regarding overflight prohibitions.

    Decision 2012/642/CFSP has been amended accordingly.

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    Iraq Regime

    Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/401 of 8 March 2022 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1210/2003 concerning certain specific restrictions on economic and financial relations with Iraq

    On 8 March 2022, the European Commission amended Annex IV to Regulation (EC) No 1210/2003 so as to delete seven entries from it.

    For further information kindly consult the following link.


    Please be reminded that all EU/UN sanctions are directly applicable under Maltese law 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.mfea@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

  • 9 Mar 2022 12:25 | Anonymous


    Belarus Regime

    Corrigendum to Council Regulation (EU) 2021/1030 of 24 June 2021 amending Regulation (EC) No 765/2006 concerning restrictive measures in respect of Belarus

    On the basis of a review by the Council, the above information in Article 1 to the Regulation has been added.

    Article 1 to Regulation (EU) No 765/2006 should therefore be amended accordingly.

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    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

    Sanctions Map

    Sanctions Monitoring Board

  • 8 Mar 2022 13:45 | Anonymous


    UNSC Resolutions 1267 (1999), 1989 (2011) and 2253 (2015)

    On 7 March 2022, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999), 1989 (2011) and 2253 (2015) added one entry to its Sanctions List of individuals and entities.

    For further information kindly consult the following link.


    Please be reminded that all EU/UN sanctions are directly applicable under Maltese law 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.mfea@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

  • 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

  • 3 Mar 2022 10:39 | Anonymous


    Belarus Regime

    Council Regulation (EU) 2022/355 of 2 March 2022 amending Regulation (EC) No 765/2006 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Belarus

    On 2 March 2022, the Council adopted Decision (CFSP) 2022/356, which expands the scope of the sanctions to implement the conclusions of the European Council of 24 February 2022 following the involvement of Belarus in the unacceptable and illegal Russian military aggression against Ukraine, which under international law qualifies as an act of aggression.

    Decision (CFSP) 2022/356 introduces further restrictions related to the trade of goods used for the production or manufacturing of tobacco products, mineral products, potassium chloride (“potash”) products, wood products, cement products, iron and steel products and rubber products. It also prohibits the export to Belarus or for use in Belarus of dual-use goods and technology, exports of goods and technology which might contribute to Belarus’s military, technological, defence and security development, and exports of machinery. Decision (CFSP) 2022/356 also amends certain provisions related to the execution of contracts concluded before 25 June 2021 and the provision of financing, as well as financial and technical assistance, in relation to prohibited goods.

    Regulation (EC) No 765/2006 has been amended accordingly.

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    Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/356 of 2 March 2022 amending Decision 2012/642/CFSP concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Belarus

    In view of the gravity of the situation, and in response to Belarus's involvement in Russia's aggression against Ukraine, it is appropriate to amend the title of Decision 2012/642/CFSP and to introduce further restrictive measures.

    In particular, is appropriate to introduce further restrictions related to the trade of goods used for the production or manufacturing of tobacco products, mineral fuels, bituminous substances and gaseous hydrocarbon products, potassium chloride (‘potash’) products, wood products, cement products, iron and steel products and rubber products. It is also appropriate to impose further restrictions on exports of dual-use goods and technology and on the provision of related services, as well as restrictions on exports of certain goods and technology which might contribute to Belarus's military, technological, defence and security development, together with restrictions on the provision of related services.

    Decision 2012/642/CFSP has been amended accordingly.

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    Corrigendum to Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/337 of 28 February 2022 amending Decision 2014/145/CFSP concerning restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine (Official Journal of the European Union L 59 of 28 February 2022)

    A new entry has been made (entry 675) on page 6, under the heading ‘Identifying information’.

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    Corrigendum to Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/336 of 28 February 2022 implementing Regulation (EU) No 269/2014 concerning restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine (Official Journal of the European Union L 58 of 28 February 2022)

    A new entry (entry 675) has been made on page 7, under the heading ‘Identifying information’.

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    Please be reminded that all EU/UN sanctions are directly applicable under Maltese law 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.mfea@gov.mt on any issue relating to sanctions.


    Please find below links to the:

  • 3 Mar 2022 10:09 | Anonymous


    The Sanctions Monitoring Board has issued a Guidance Note on the imposition of EU sanctions concerning Restrictive Measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. This may be accessed by clicking on the following link or by visiting the website of the Sanctions Monitoring Board directly. 

    In addition to this guidance note, the Board is also providing regular updates in relation to Russia sanctions through both its notification service as well as having a dedicated web-page.

  • 3 Mar 2022 09:56 | Anonymous


    Ukraine Regime

    Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/353 of 2 March 2022 implementing Regulation (EU) No 269/2014 concerning restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine

    In view of the gravity of the situation and of the fact that Belarus is participating in a Russian unprovoked invasion against Ukraine by allowing military aggression from its territory, the Council considers that 22 persons should be added to the list of natural and legal persons, entities and bodies subject to restrictive measures set out in Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 269/2014. 

    Regulation (EU) No 269/2014 has been amended accordingly.

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    Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/354 of 2 March 2022 amending Decision 2014/145/CFSP concerning restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine


    In view of the gravity of the situation and of the fact that Belarus is participating in a Russian unprovoked invasion against Ukraine by allowing military aggression from its territory, the Council considers that 22 persons should be added to the list of persons, entities and bodies subject to restrictive measures set out in the Annex to Decision 2014/145/CFSP. 

    Decision 2014/145/CFSP has been amended accordingly. 

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    Please be reminded that all EU/UN sanctions are directly applicable under Maltese law 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.mfea@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

  • 3 Mar 2022 09:46 | Anonymous


    Ukraine Regime

    Council Regulation (EU) 2022/345 of 1 March 2022 amending Regulation (EU) No 833/2014 concerning restrictive measures in view of Russia’s actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine

    On 01 March 2022, the Council of the European Union adopted Decision (CFSP) 2022/346, amending Decision 2014/512/CFSP and imposing further restrictive measures with regard to the provision of specialised financial messaging services to certain Russian credit institutions and their Russian subsidiaries, which are relevant for the Russian financial system and which are already the subject of restrictive measures imposed by the Union or by partner countries and, subject to certain exceptions, with regard to engagement with the Russian Direct Investment Fund. It also prohibits, subject to certain exceptions, the supply of euro banknotes to Russia. 

    Regulation (EU) No 833/2014 has been amended accordingly.

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    Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/346 of 1 March 2022 amending Decision 2014/512/CFSP concerning restrictive measures in view of Russia’s actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine

    In view of the gravity of the situation, and in response to Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine, it is appropriate to introduce further restrictive measures with regard to the provision of specialised financial messaging services to certain Russian credit institutions and their Russian subsidiaries, which are relevant for the Russian financial system and which are already the subject of restrictive measures imposed by the Union or by partner countries and, subject to certain exceptions, with regard to engagement with the Russian Direct Investment Fund. It is also appropriate to prohibit, subject to certain exceptions, the supply of euro denominated banknotes to Russia.

    Decision 2014/512/CFSP has been amended accordingly.

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    Council Regulation (EU) 2022/350 of 1 March 2022 amending Regulation (EU) No 833/2014 concerning restrictive measures in view of Russia's actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine

    In view of the gravity of the situation, and in response to Russia’s actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine, it is necessary, consistent with the fundamental rights and freedoms recognised in the Charter of Fundamental Rights, in particular with the right to freedom of expression and information as recognised in Article 11 thereof, to introduce further restrictive measures to urgently suspend the broadcasting activities of such media outlets in the Union, or directed at the Union. These measures should be maintained until the aggression against Ukraine is put to an end, and until the Russian Federation, and its associated media outlets, cease to conduct propaganda actions against the Union and its Member States. 

    Regulation (EU) No 833/2014 has been amended accordingly.

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    Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/351 of 1 March 2022 amending Decision 2014/512/CFSP concerning restrictive measures in view of Russia’s actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine

    In view of the gravity of the situation, and in response to Russia’s actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine, it is necessary, consistent with the fundamental rights and freedoms recognised in the Charter of Fundamental Rights, in particular with the right to freedom of expression and information as recognised in Article 11 thereof, to introduce further restrictive measures to urgently suspend the broadcasting activities of such media outlets in the Union, or directed at the Union. These measures should be maintained until the aggression against Ukraine is put to an end, and until the Russian Federation, and its associated media outlets, cease to conduct propaganda actions against the Union and its Member States.

    Decision 2014/512/CFSP has been amended accordingly.

    Read more.


    Please be reminded that all EU/UN sanctions are directly applicable under Maltese law 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.mfea@gov.mt on any issue relating to sanctions.


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