EU renews Belarus sanctions

January 01, 1970

Posted on October 30th 2014 by Maya Lester on europeansanctions.comLast year reported here that the European Union had extended its Belarus sanctions until 31 October 2014.  The Council of the European Union has announced yesterday that it will extend those measures for another year, until 31 October 2015. According to the press release, this is because “not all political prisoners have been released and rehabilitated, and the respect for human rights, the rule of law and democratic principles has not significantly improved in Belarus.”
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This article first appeared on European Sanctions Law & Practice ( ), a blog by Maya Lester (+44 20 7379 3550,, a barrister at Brick Court Chambers, and Michael O’Kane (+44 (0) 20 7822 7777, head of Business Crime at Peters & Peters.