On 26 May, pursuant to Council Decision (EU) 2015/818 and Council Regulation (EU) 2015/813, the EU amended the criteria for designation of persons under the EU’s Libyan sanctions list enacted by Council Decision 2011/137/CFSP and Council Regulation (EU) No. 204/2011. However, the sanctions regime remains list based.

The designation criteria now also include persons:

  1. involved in the repressive policies of the former Qadaffi regime in Libya, or otherwise formerly associated with the regime, who pose a continued risk to the peace, stability, and security of Libya or the successful completion of its political transition;
  2. threatening or coercing Libyan State financial institutions and the Libyan National Oil Company, or engaging in any action that may lead to the misappropriation of Libyan State funds; or
  3. who own or control Libyan state funds misappropriated during the former Qadaffi regime in Libya, which could be used to threaten the peace, stability, or security of the country or the completion of its political transition.

Furthermore, on the same date, pursuant to Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/818 and Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/814, the EU amended the details of certain individuals included on the EU’s Libyan sanctions list enacted by Council Decision 2011/137/CFSP and Council Regulation (EU) No. 204/2011.  No individuals were added or removed from the list.