On 8 October 2015, pursuant to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1815 amending Council Regulation (EC) 881/2002, the EU added 18 individuals and two entities to its counter-terrorism sanctions list and delisted two individuals. The new listings include the four British individuals listed by the UN at the UK’s request last month (see Issue 43 of the Sanctions Alert). The Regulation imposes financial sanctions against Al-Qaeda, and the newly listed individuals and entities will now be subject to asset freezes. Further information on the new listings is provided in the HM Treasury Financial Sanctions Notice published on 9 October 2015.