INFOGRAPHIC: Everything you wanted to know about EU sanctions and asset recovery

Pia Engelbrecht-Bogdanov
7 July, 2023

What are EU sanctions? What do they aim to do? In the EU, what happens to a sanctioned person’s wealth? Can we confiscate the assets of sanctioned individuals?

Our infographic provides an overview of the biggest issues in sanctions, asset freezing and confiscation. These issues are currently being discussed at negotiations between the EU institutions for the upcoming Asset Recovery Directive. We’ve summarised the key points here.

Check out the interactive version here.

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