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EU to ban new investments in Syria oil sector

09-14-2011 08:41 BJT Special Report:Unrest in Syria |

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EU diplomats say European Union governments have reached a preliminary agreement to ban European companies, from making new investments in, Syrian oil exploration & production, and refining industries.

The latest round of Europe's economic sanctions against President al-Assad's government could go into effect next week. The EU has also imposed a travel ban and asset freezes, against Syrian officials, involved in the crackdown. The EU, may also prohibit exports of Syrian bank notes, printed in European countries. More discussions are scheduled in Brussels this week, on further measures.

European Union's foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton (bottom, 2nd L) speaks with
European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Stefan Fule
(R) and Poland's Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski (3rd R), while Czech Republic's
Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg (L) speaks with his Dutch counterpart Uriel
Rosenthal before a family photo at the Informal Meeting of Ministers of Foreign
Affairs (Gymnich) at a hotel in Sopot, northern Poland September 3, 2011.


Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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