L'Unione europea ha sospeso le sanzioni imposte contro le Forze armate rivoluzionarie della Colombia (Farc) 14 anni fa, il giorno dopo che i ribelli hanno firmato l’accordo di pace con il governo della Colombia. Lo ha riferito una dichiarazione del Consiglio dell’Unione europea. “Il Consiglio ha sospeso l'applicazione di misure restrittive dell'Ue contro le Farc il 27 settembre 2016” si legge nella dichiarazione. Le Farc erano nella lista dei terroristi dell'Unione europea dal giugno 2002 e portavano con sé il congelamento dei beni da parte dell'Unione europea e il divieto per persone ed entità di fare affari.

The European Union on Tuesday suspended the sanctions imposed on the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) 14 years ago, a day after the rebels signed a peace deal with the government of Colombia, the Council of the European Union said in a statement. On Sunday, the Colombian government and the FARC reached an agreement on a peace deal to end over five decades of fighting. The deal was signed the following day in Colombia’s port city of Cartagena. “The Council suspended the application of EU restrictive measures against the 'Fuerzas armadas revolucionarias de Colombia' ('Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia') known as 'FARC' on 27 September 2016,” the statement, published on the Council’s website, said. The FARC has been on the EU terrorist list since June 2002. Entities on the list are subject to asset freezes by the European Union. EU persons and entities are banned from doing business with those on the list or making economic resources available to them. Colombia was mired in a half-century war between the FARC and the Colombian government, which has claimed lives of a quarter of a million people. The two parties began peace talks in November 2012 and signed a historic ceasefire agreement in Cuba on August 24.