ISIL/Da’esh and Al-Qaeda: EU sanctions prolonged for an additional year

The European Council has adopted a decision prolonging the restrictive measures against ISIL/Da’esh and Al-Qaeda and persons, groups, undertakings and entities associated with them for a further year, until 31st October 2023.

Currently, the sanction regime in place applies to 13 individuals and 4 groups. Those targeted are subject to an asset freezeand a travel ban to the EU. Additionally, EU persons and entities are forbidden from making funds available to those listed.

These autonomous restrictive measures are complementary to those imposed by the UN Security Council against ISIL/Da’esh and Al-Qaeda.

The EU remains committed to act against those who continuously threaten international peace and security by planning, financing, and execute terrorist attacks, as well as by spreading deadly terrorist propaganda around the world.

European Council statement, Oct 17th 2022.

Since September 2016, the EU has been able to autonomously adopt restrictive measures against ISIL/Da’esh and Al-Qaeda, and persons, groups, undertakings and entities associated with them. They target persons and groups who perpetrate, provide support to, and incite terrorist attacks, or who recruit for ISIL/Da’esh, Al-Qaeda and their affiliates.

This decision will enter into force on the day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

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