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financing under EU, Euratom or EU States national programmes



It shall be prohibited to provide direct or indirect support, including financing and financial assistance or any other benefit under a Union, Euratom or Member State national programme and contracts within the meaning of Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2018/1046, to any legal person, entity or body established in Russia with over 50 % public ownership or public control.


The prohibition (...) shall not apply to:

  • humanitarian purposes, public health emergencies, the urgent prevention or mitigation of an event likely to have a serious and significant impact on human health and safety or the environment, or as a response to natural disasters;

  • phytosanitary and veterinary programmes;

  • intergovernmental cooperation in space programmes and under the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor Agreement;

  • the operation, maintenance, decommissioning and radioactive waste management, fuel supply and retreatment and safety of civil nuclear capabilities, as well as supply of precursor material for the production of medical radioisotopes and similar medical applications, critical technology for environmental radiation monitoring, as well as civil nuclear cooperation, in particular in the field of research and development;

  • mobility exchanges for individuals and people-to-people contacts;

  • climate and environmental programmes, with the exception of support in the context of research and innovation;

  • the functioning of diplomatic and consular representations of the Union and of the Member States in Russia, including delegations, embassies and missions, or international organisations in Russia enjoying immunities in accordance with international law.

Legal Source

Council Regulation (EU) 833/2014 of 31 July 2014 concerning certain restrictive measures in view of Russia’s actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine. Article 5l
The EU Regulation is directly applicable in all EU Member States.
The EU Regulation is based on EU Council Decision 2014/512/CFSP of 31 July 2014 concerning restrictive measures in view of Russia’s actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine. Article 1i