New EU sanctions against North Korea
luxembourg - The European Union announced Monday new sanctions against North Korea in response to recent nuclear tests and rocket trials. The EU Foreign Ministers want to further increase pressure on Pyongyang.
Immediately, a total ban on EU investment in North Korea and on the sale of crude oil and petroleum products is in force. North Korean workers in the EU can still transfer up to 5000 euros to their home country. Work permits are no longer extended.
In addition, from another three people and six organizations in North Korea, financial funds in the EU are frozen. There are now 41 people and 10 organizations on the EU list, in addition to 63 people and 53 UN UN organizations.
EU Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini meets later South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung Wha to talk about diplomatic and political follow-up.
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