EU adopts framework for sanctions on Lebanon to aid formation of a government
02 Aug 2021

The EU said in a statement that the framework provided for the possibility of imposing sanctions on those responsible for undermining democracy or the rule of law in Lebanon.

“It is … of the utmost importance that the Lebanese leadership put aside their differences and work together to form a government and enact the measures required to steer the country towards a sustainable recovery,” the EU statement said.

Led by France, the EU is seeking to ramp up pressure on Lebanon‘s squabbling politicians, part of broader international efforts to force a stable government capable of carrying out crucial reforms to emerge from political chaos and economic collapse following the blast that ravaged Beirut’s port almost one year ago.

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