Moldova Regime

Council Regulation (EU) 2023/888 of 28 April 2023 concerning restrictive measures in view of actions destabilizing the Republic of Moldova

On 28 April 2023, the Council adopted Decision (CFSP) 2023/891, which establishes a framework for targeted restrictive measures in view of actions destabilising the Republic of Moldova. The political context and the policy reasons for establishing the restrictive measures are set out in the recitals to that Decision.

That Decision provides for a travel ban, the freezing of funds and economic resources of, and the prohibition to make funds and economic resources available to, natural and legal persons, entities or bodies responsible for, supporting or implementing actions or policies which undermine or threaten the sovereignty and independence of the Republic of Moldova in accordance with international law, and democracy, the rule of law, stability or security in the Republic of Moldova. Natural and legal persons, entities and bodies subject to the restrictive measures are listed in the Annex to Decision (CFSP) 2023/891.

The procedure for amending the list set out in Annex I to this Regulation should include providing designated natural or legal persons, entities or bodies with the grounds for listing, so as to give them an opportunity to submit observations.

For the implementation of this Regulation, and in order to ensure maximum legal certainty within the Union, the names and other relevant data concerning natural and legal persons, entities and bodies whose funds and economic resources are to be frozen in accordance with this Regulation should be made public. Any processing of personal data should comply with Regulations (EU) 2016/679 (2) and (EU) 2018/1725 (3) of the European Parliament and of the Council.

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