COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2020/1481 of 14 October 2020 implementing Article 21(2) of Regulation (EU) 2016/44 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Libya COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING DECISION (CFSP) 2020/1483 of 14 October 2020 implementing Decision (CFSP) 2015/1333 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Libya

1. Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/1483 and Council Implementing Regulation (CFSP) 2020/1481 amend and extend, as appropriate, the EU restrictive measures, which impose an asset freeze and travel ban directed against (in summary) those involved or complicit in the commission of serious human rights abuses against persons in Libya, and/or violating UN arms embargoes (UN Security Council Resolutions 1970 and 1973), and/or, involved or associated with the Qadhafi regime, and/or, pose a continued risk to the peace, stability or security of Libya, or to the successful completion of the Libyan political transition.

2. The Council first adopted Decision 2015/1333 on this issue on 31 July 2015, after repealing Decision 2011/137 where 29 individuals and 18 entities were included in the annex of individuals and entities subjected to the restrictive measures.

3. On 14 October, the Council adopted additional designations against one individual; Yevgeniy Prigozhin. The designation is on the basis that he has close links, including financially, to the private military company Wagner Group which has breached the Libya arms embargo, established in UN Security Council Resolution 1970 (2011), which was transposed in Article 1 of Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1333. The Wagner Group has deployed arms and mercenaries into Libya in support of the Libyan National Army threatening the peace, security and stability of Libya and undermining the UN-Led political process. There are now 52 individuals and 18 entities designated under this sanctions regime.

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  1. Council Decision - 502 KB - pdf
  2. Council Implementing Regulation - 502 KB - pdf
  3. EM Unnumbered Document - 136 KB - pdf

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