The EU Council has prolonged the EU restrictive measures in view of the situation in Myanmar for one year, until 30 April 2025.

The Council has today prolonged the EU restrictive measures in view of the situation in Myanmar for one year, until 30 April 2025. The decision was taken on the basis of the annual review of the restrictive measures and in view of the continuing grave situation in Myanmar, including actions undermining democracy, as well as serious human rights violations

Restrictive measures currently apply to a total of 103 individuals and 21 entities.

Those listed under the sanctions regime are subject to an asset freeze and the provision of funds or economic resources, directly or indirectly, to them or for their benefit is prohibited. Additionally, a travel ban to the EU applies to the natural persons listed.

Other EU restrictive measures remain in place: the embargo on arms and equipment and export restrictions on equipment for monitoring communications which might be used for internal repression, the export ban on dual-use goods for use by the military and border guard police, and the prohibition of military training and cooperation with the Myanmar Armed Forces (Tatmadaw).

EU restrictive measures come in addition to the withholding of EU financial assistance directly going to the government and the freezing of all EU assistance that may be seen as legitimising the junta.

The EU renews its condemnation in the strongest possible terms of the military coup and its aftermath, and remains deeply concerned by the continuing escalation of violence and the evolution towards a protracted conflict in the country.

The repressive actions of the Myanmar military, marked by the use of indiscriminate violence against its own population, stand as a grave violation of basic human rights and a blatant disregard for the principles of justice and humanity.

The EU reaffirms its unwavering commitment to the people of Myanmar in their quest for a free, peaceful and democratic future.


On 22 April 2013, the Council adopted restrictive measures in respect of Myanmar/Burma.

The Council has imposed restrictive measures against those responsible for the military coup staged in Myanmar on 1 February 2021, and the subsequent military and police repression against peaceful demonstrators on 22 March, 19 April and 21 June 2021, 21 February and 8 November 2022, 20 February, 20 July and 11 December 2023.

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