On 22 March 2021, the EU Council imposed restrictive measures on 11 individuals in relation to the military coup staged in Myanmar/Burma on 1 February 2021, and the subsequent military and police repression against peaceful demonstrators. On 19 April 2021, the Council added 10 individuals and two military controlled companies to the list of those subject to sanctions.
Such restrictive measures, which now apply to a total of 35 individuals and two companies, include a travel ban and an asset freeze. Furthermore, EU citizens and companies are forbidden from making funds available to the listed individuals and entities.
The EU will continue to review all of its policy options, including additional restrictive measures against economic entities owned or controlled by the military in Myanmar/Burma. At the same time, the EU aims to ensure that the restrictive measures imposed do not have an adverse effect on the general population.
The EU continues to demonstrate its commitment to support the Myanmar/Burmese people and the country’s democratic transition.
The 22 March 2021 press release can be found here.
The 19 April 2021 press release can be found here.