“This house (the European Parliament) has called for the European Magnitsky Act many times.

I can inform you that now we will come up with a proposal, ”said von der Leyen. 

In December 2019, the head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell, announced preparations for the launch of a global sanctions regime in connection with human rights violations, similar to the Magnitsky Act in the United States.

Konstantin Kosachev, the head of the Federation Council committee on international affairs, commented on these plans of the European Union.