On 19 February 2015, pursuant to Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/277, the EU extended the duration of the restrictive measures regime currently in force in respect of Zimbabwe under Council Decision 2011/101/CFSP. The restrictive measures are now in place until 20 February 2016.

The current restrictive measures in force in respect of Zimbabwe comprise (i) a ban on the provision of arms and military equipment or related technical or financial assistance, (ii) a ban on the provision of equipment that may be used for internal repression, or to provide related technical or financing assistance, and (iii) asset freezes and travel bans against specified members of the Zimbabwean government (currently limited to Robert Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe, and his wife, Grace Mugabe) and an asset freeze against one entity, Zimbabwe Defence Industries.

The names of five deceased persons who were subject to the restrictive measures regime were also removed by Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/275, which amends Council Regulation (EC) No 314/2004.

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