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EU has imposed sanctions on foreign actors for the first time ever

July 31, 2020

The Council of the European Union announced sanctions imposed on a Russia-linked military espionage unit, as well as companies operating for Chinese and North Korean threat actors that launched cyber-attacks against the EU and its member states.

This is the first time that the Council of the EU used a framework established on May 17, 2019, which allow the EU to impose targeted restrictive measures to deter and respond to cyber-attacks aimed at the EU or its member states.

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