Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/1788 Amending Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1763 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Burundi Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1777 implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1755 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Burundi

1. The attached Council Decision amends Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1763 (the Principal Decision) by extending it for one year until 31 October 2020; and the attached Council Regulation amends Council Regulation (EU) 2015/1755 (the Principal Regulation) by adding provisions relating to the processing of personal data by the European Council, Commission, and High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, consistent with other European legal acts relating to sanctions.

2. The restrictive measures consist of an EU-wide asset freeze and travel ban imposed on four persons whose activities were deemed to be undermining democracy or obstructing the search for a political solution to the crisis in Burundi. These activities include acts of violence, repression or incitement to violence and acts which constitute serious human rights violations.


3. An explanatory memorandum on this issue was last submitted for Parliamentary scrutiny on 5 October 2017. The House of Lords EU Select Committee cleared the item at the Chairman’s sift on 16 November 2017. The House of Commons European Scrutiny Committee cleared the item as “not legally or politically important” on 13 November 2017 (ESC 39082, 1st Report, Session 2017-19).

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  1. 5 November 2019 Pincher - Cash - 315 KB - pdf
  2. 5 November 2019 Pincher - Kinnoull - 317 KB - pdf
  3. Council Decision - 501 KB - pdf
  4. Council Regulation - 501 KB - pdf
  5. EM on Council Decision and Regulation - 219 KB - pdf

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