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        11/28/2011, Kislev 2, 5772

      EU Announces Additional Sanctions Against Syria


      After sanctions were announced against Syria this week by the Arab League, the European Union announced Monday that it was increasing its sanctions against Damascus. The new steps will include prohibiting any long-term trade agreements with Syria, except for food and medicine, as well as forbidding governments and international financial institutions operating in the EU from providing Syria with loans

      The EU said that the ongoing repression of Syria's civilian population by the government gave it no choice but to increase the sanctions.