EU sanctions

Both financial firms and a considerable number of non-financial firms and professionals are obliged to follow the sanctions issued by the European Council, aimed at persons and entities suspected of involvement in acts of terrorism or collaborating with terrorists and persons linked to certain non-EU regimes.

Financial firms shall inform Finansinspektionen about accounts and amounts that are frozen in accordance with these sanctions as well as report changes to these accounts.
Information regarding all financial sanctions that have been issued and information about the persons, groups and entities upon which the sanctions have been imposed is available on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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EU sanctions against terrorism

The sanctions are targeted toward:

  • al-Qaida (originally Usama bin Ladin, al-Qaida and the Taliban) certain persons and entities.
  • Since 2011, sanctions on the Taliban are no longer in the same list as the sanctions on al-Qaida, but in a list of sanctions on Afghanistan.

Updated information about issued sanctions is available on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Information on that website is continually updated and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs urges people wishing to perform screening to contact the responsible geographic unit at the Ministry to check what currently applies.

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EU sanctions against regimes

The European Council has issued sanctions via regulations in order to freeze the assets of persons linked to certain non-EU regimes.

Updated information about issued sanctions is available on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (link below).

Updated information about issued sanctions is available on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (see links below). Information on that website is continually updated and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs urges people wishing to perform screening to contact the responsible geographic unit at the Ministry to check what currently applies.

Read more: International sanctions (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Last reviewed: 2018-05-30
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