On 14 May 2012 the Council of the EU finally adopted the Regulation required to implement its Decision of 26 April 2012 to suspend, for one year, the bulk of the restrictive measures applied to Burma/Myanmar in various forms since 1996. These relaxations follow the Council’s initial temporary suspension of limited aspects of the EU sanctions regime on 17 February 2012, and the subsequent European Parliament Resolution of 20 April 2012 calling for further relaxations in the wake of the parliamentary by-elections in the country. Please click here for our e-bulletin on this topic.