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Teachers protest against the coup in Hpa-An, the capital city of Kayin State, in southern Myanmar, on 9 February (Photo: Ninjastrikers)

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EU to impose targeted sanctions on Myanmar junta

EU countries have asked the foreign service to draft a blacklist of Myanmar coup leaders in reaction to escalating violence.

"In response to the military coup, the European Union stands ready to adopt restrictive measures targeting those directly responsible," EU foreign ministers plan to say after meeting on Monday (22 February), according to draft conclusions agreed by their ambassadors in Brussels on Wednesday.

"The Council invites the high representative [EU foreign relations...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Teachers protest against the coup in Hpa-An, the capital city of Kayin State, in southern Myanmar, on 9 February (Photo: Ninjastrikers)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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