Feb 24, 2009, 6:44 AM
Council of the European Union, which represents EU governments, banned six
people, who it said threatened the peace, security and stability of
The council said in a statement that the list of individuals subject to the EU sanctions would be published on May 4.
measures target the leaders of the recent coup d’etat in
“The EU strongly condemns it and demands that constitutional order be immediately restored.”
On Monday, West African regional bloc ECOWAS imposed sanctions on Guinea-Bissau’s military rulers, and threatened to use force to dislodge them, after talks to restore constitutional order in the coup-stricken nation broke down.
Details of those sanctions were not immediately available.