EU Financial Sanctions Files (FSF)

As part of the Common Foreign Security Policy the European Union publishes a sanctions list that is implemented by all member states.

The combined sanctions list for the European Union, which is also the sanctions list used by most of the member states in place of publishing their own. Some countries, like France, do publish additional sanctions data with additional legal implications.

Description from the web site:

The correct application of financial sanctions is crucial in order to meet the objectives of the Common Foreign and Security Policy and especially to help prevent the financing of terrorism. The application of financial sanctions constitutes an obligation for both the public and private sector. In this regard, the EU assigns particular responsibility to credit and financial institutions, since they are involved in the bulk of financial transfers and transactions affected by the relevant Regulations.

In order to facilitate the application of financial sanctions, the European Banking Federation, the European Savings Banks Group, the European Association of Co-operative Banks and the European Association of Public Banks ("the EU Credit Sector Federations") and the Commission recognised the need for an EU consolidated list of persons, groups and entities subject to CFSP related financial sanctions. It was therefore agreed that the Credit Sector Federations would set up a database containing the consolidated list for the Commission, which would host and maintain the database and keep it up-to-date. This database was developed first and foremost to assist the members of the EU Credit Sector Federations in their compliance with financial sanctions.

Disclaimer: While every effort is made to ensure that the database and the consolidated list correctly reproduce all relevant data of the officially adopted texts published in the Official Journal of the European Union, neither the Commission nor the EU credit sector federations accepts any liability for possible omissions of relevant data or mistakes, and for any use made of the database or of the consolidated list. Only the information published in the Official Journal of the EU is deemed authentic.

The data is published in a password-protected area but the generated download links can be used to programmatically update the material.

Data overview

Entity count:3,848 target entities · 4,757 searchable entities · 9,533 total
Entity types:
102 countries · Show overview...
Publisher:European External Action Service (European Union)

The EEAS is the diplomatic service of the European Union, tasked both with foreign policy and defense tasks. It is lead by the High Representative, the de-facto foreign minister of the EU.

Source data:webgate.ec.europa.eu (XML)
Collections:in OpenSanctions Default · Consolidated Sanctions
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File nameExport typeSize
entities.ftm.jsonFollowTheMoney entities7 MB
names.txtTarget names text file593 kB
senzing.jsonSenzing entity format2 MB
source.xmlSource data15 MB
targets.nested.jsonTargets as nested JSON7 MB
targets.simple.csvTargets as simplified CSV1 MB

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