Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/1893 amends Decision (CFSP) 2017/2074 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Venezuela Council Regulation (EU) 2019/1889 amends Regulation (EU) 2017/2063 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Venezuela Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1891 implements Regulation (EU) 2017/2063 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Venezuela

1. Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/1893 (Council Decision) has renewed until 14 November 2020 the Council’s sanctions (travel ban and asset freeze) against 25 Venezuelan officials and an embargo on arms and equipment of internal repression imposed under Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/2074 and Council Regulation (EU) 2017/2063.

2. The Council Decision and Council Regulation (EU) 2019/1889 (Council Regulation) also provide for certain powers of the Council and the High Representative to process personal data in order to carry out their tasks under Decision (CFSP) 2017/2074. In addition, Council Decision and Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1891 (Council Implementing Regulation) amend the information concerning eight of the listed individuals.


SCRUTINY HISTORY

3. An explanatory memorandum on this issue was last submitted for Parliamentary scrutiny on 10 October 2019. The House of Lords EU Select Committee cleared the item at the Chairman’s sift on 15 October 2019. The House of Commons European Scrutiny Committee cleared the item as “not legally or politically important” on 23 October 2019 (ESC 40865 & 40866, 2nd Report, Session 2019/20).

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  1. 27 November 2019 Minister to ESC - 212 KB - pdf
  2. 27 November 2019 Minister to EUC - 211 KB - pdf
  3. EM OTNYR - 121 KB - pdf

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