This was announced Tuesday (07.12.2022) by the European Commissioner for Justice, Didier Reynders. “It is a lot, and I must say that a very large portion, out of over 12,000 million, has been [congelada] “Only five member states,” Reynders said at a meeting of European justice ministers in Prague.
The official gave details of the countries involved, although German Economy Minister Christian Lindner revealed in June that assets in this country alone had been frozen for €4.48 billion.
We must continue to convince others [países] To do the same (…). I hope that in the coming weeks we will see an increase in these types of measures in all member states.”
In June, the Allied Task Force responsible for tracking the assets of the Russian oligarchs said that $30 billion in assets had been frozen, as well as about $300 billion from the Russian Central Bank.
This working group includes the United States, Australia, France, Canada, Germany, Japan, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the European Commission.
The European Commission already submitted a proposal in May to allow the confiscation of assets of the sanctioned oligarchs of the European Union trying to evade restrictive measures.
In order to harmonize the currently divergent criminal response of EU countries, the Commission has proposed adding sanctions evasion to the list of crimes.
Reynders noted that there was “unanimity” among EU member states on this point, and that he would present a draft directive in October to standardize procedures. (Agence France Presse).