On 8 June 2015, the Council of the European Union announced an update on its restrictive measures concerning Yemen to give effect to the United Nations Security Council measures that expand the scope of sanctions against the country.
In essence, the amended EU Regulation adds a new Article 1a to Regulation (EU) No 1352/2014, which states that it shall be prohibited to:
- provide technical assistance related to military activities and to the provision, manufacture, maintenance and use of arms and related materiel of all types, including weapons and ammunition, military vehicles and equipment, paramilitary equipment, and spare parts therefor, directly or indirectly, to any natural or legal person, entity or body, as listed in Annex I;
- provide financing or financial assistance related to military activities, including in particular grants, loans and export credit insurance, as well as insurance and reinsurance, for any sale, supply, transfer or export of arms and related materiel, or for the provision of related technical assistance, directly or indirectly, to any natural or legal person, entity or body, as listed in Annex I.
A link to the full text of the published Regulation can be found here.