More amendments to the EU's Syrian sanctions measures
On 15 November 2011, two Regulations (1150/2011 and 1151/2011) adopted by the Council of the European Union (EU) entered into effect, resulting in more amendments to the EU's original Syria Sanctions Regulation (i.e. Regulation 442/2011). These amendments further expand the EU's Syria sanctions regime by restricting the Syrian government's access to European Investment Bank (EIB) funds and adding 18 persons considered responsible for recent human rights violations to the EU's asset freeze list. The new Regulations implement two Council Decisions which were adopted on 14 November 2011.