On 20 October 2014, the EU published Council Implementing Decision 2014/730/CFSP and Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1105/2014, amending Council Decision 2013/255/CFSP and Council Regulation (EU) No 36/2012 respectively. The new Decision and Regulation add 16 individuals and 2 entities to the list of Syrian individuals and entities subject to asset freezes and travel bans.

The individuals subject to asset freezes and travel bans are: (1) Houmam Jaza'iri, Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade since 27 August 2014; (2) Mohamad Amer Mardini, Minister of Higher Education since 27 August 2014; (3) Mohamad Ghazi Jalali, Minister of Communications and Technology since 27 August 2014; (4) Kamal Cheikha, Minister of Water Resources since 27 August 2014 (5) Hassan Nouri, Minister of Administrative Development since 27 August 2014; (6) Mohammad Walid Ghazal, Minister of Housing and Urban Development since 27 August 2014; (7) Khalaf Souleymane Abdallah, Minister of Labour since 27 August 2014; (8) Nizar Wahbeh Yazaji, Minister of Health since 27 August 2014; (9) Hassan Safiyeh, Minister of Internal Trade and Consumer Protection since 27 August 2014; (10) Issam Khalil, Minister of Culture since 27 August 2014; (11) Mohammad Mouti Mouayyad, State Minister since 27 August 2014; (12) Ghazwan Kheir , Minister of Transport since 27 August 2014; (13) Major General Ghassan Ahmed Ghannan, commander of the 155 Missile Brigade; (14) Colonel Mohammed Bilal, senior officer in the Air Force Intelligence Service of Syria; (15) Mohamed Farahat, Vice-President of Finance and Administration at Tri-Ocean Energy; and (16) Abdelhamid Khamis Abdullah.

The entities subject to asset freezes are: (1) Pangates International Corp Ltd; and (2) Abdulkarim Group.

Further, the EU has de-listed Dr Mohammad Nidal Al-Shaar in Council Implementing Decision 2014/730/CFSP. This follows the judgment of the General Court in the case of Mohammad Nedal Alchaar v Council (T-203/12) that Dr Al-Shaar may not be subject to restrictive measures solely by virtue of him being a former minister in the Assad government. Dr Al-Shaar was originally made subject to restrictive measures in by Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 363/2013.

Press Release of the General Court of the European Union re. Case T-203/12 Mohammad Nedal Alchaar v Council [2014]

Case T-203/12 Mohammad Nedal Alchaar v Council [2014] (Judgement in French)

Council Implementing Decision 2014/730/CFSP

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1105/2014

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 363/2013

Council Decision 2013/255/CFSP

Council Regulation (EU) No 36/2012