On 22 July, EU Sanctions blog reported that the EU Council had adopted a new package of sanctions which include such things as a ban on the use of locks (i.e. those used by ships on canals etc), the import of Russian gold (excluding jewellery), expanding the scope of the ban accepting deposits from persons in third countries acting for Russians. Some exemptions are provided for or extended. The package also involves 48 individuals and 9 entities (an EU news release on 21 July says 54 and 10 respectively) being added to the sanctions lists, including Sberbank, and it obliges designated people and entities with assets within an EU Member State’s jurisdiction to report these assets and to cooperate with the competent authority in the verification of the reporting. EU regulation 2022/1269/EU and Council Decision 2022/1271/CFSP refer.
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