Belarus

On 6 October, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) annulled the inclusion in the EU sanctions list of Yury Chyzh and companies linked to him in the Triple Group, as well as the Belarus football club Dinamo Minsk. The Court held that there was insufficient evidence that Mr Chyzh financially supports the regime of President Alexander Lukashenko. (Case T-275/12 and Case T-276/12)

EU sanctions, which target individuals including President Lukashenko, look set to be suspended for four months following the recent release of political prisoners and the country’s hosting of Ukraine peace discussions in February 2015.