HM Treasury has published a notice which adopts Council Regulation (EU) No 84/2011 which amends Council Regulation (EC) No 765/2006, which places certain restrictions, including an asset freeze, on persons responsible for the violations of international electoral standards in the presidential elections in Belarus on 19 December 2010. Regulation 84/2011 came into force on 2 February 2011 and is directly applicable in the UK.