Step to facilitate humanitarian access from EU to Syria

In a written statement from the European Council, it was underlined that the EU’s sanctions against Syria target the economic sectors where the Bashar al-Assad regime and its supporters make a profit.

“The EU sanctions regime includes a wide-ranging humanitarian exemption to ensure continued humanitarian delivery anywhere in the country,” the statement said. ” statement was included.

In the statement, it was stated that the European Council has decided to adopt the additional amendment to facilitate the rapid delivery of humanitarian aid as of today, “With this amendment, the EU allows humanitarian organizations to transfer or provide goods and services for humanitarian purposes to listed persons and organizations. waived the requirement to obtain prior authorization from the competent authorities. information shared.

In the statement, it was noted that the change is valid for a period of six months.

EU sanctions against the Assad regime

The EU’s sanctions list against Syria includes 289 individuals and 70 organizations due to the pressure exerted on the civilian population.

The sanctions include an asset freeze and a travel ban.

While targeting business people and companies close to the regime, oil imports, restriction of certain investments, freezing of the Syrian Central Bank’s assets in the EU, and restrictions on the export of equipment and technologies to be used in domestic pressure and communication are also within the scope of the measures. Sanctions do not prevent the sending of humanitarian aid.

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