EU to freeze assets of Ben Ali and his family (diplomat).
We reached a consensus on freezing assets" of the former head of state Ben Ali, his family and his entourage, underlined this source as quoted by Agence France Presse (AFP).
This preliminary agreement was reached at an expert meeting on the Maghreb, held in Brussels by 27 EU countries.
The EU is waiting for the ruling Tunisian authorities to present it with a list of persons targeted by these sanctions, according to the diplomat.
The decision of principle should be officialised by Ambassadors of the EU member states then, particularly, by the European Foreign Affairs Ministers, very likely during their next meeting due January 31.
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|Publication:||Agency Tunis Afrique Press|
|Date:||Jan 20, 2011|
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