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    EU: Myanmar/ Burma Sanctions Lifted by EU

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    The European Union has lifted its sanctions in relation to Myanmar/Burma.

    Due to the political reform in Myanmar/Burma, the EU has lifted its trade, economic and individual sanctions in relation to the country. The only sanction that remains in place is an arms embargo, which prevents the sale of arms and equipment that could be used for internal repression.  The EU had previously suspended the sanctions in April 2012.

    A provisional press release of a Council of the European Union meeting held on 22 April 2013, stated that the recent move is a permanent lifting of the sanctions, showing that “the EU is willing to open a new chapter in its relations with Myanmar/Burma“.

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