On 16 May 2022, the Foreign Affairs Council extended the sanctions regime against cyber-attacks threatening the EU and its member states until 18 May 2025.
The EU had implemented a system allowing the use of restrictive measures through the Cyber Diplomacy Toolbox. With this extension, it can continue imposing sanctions on persons or entities involved in cyber-attacks targeting the EU or its member states. Additionally, it can apply restrictive measures also in case of cyber-attacks threatening third states or international organisations, when sanctions can help achieve the goals of the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP).
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