Dārta Tentere is a Policy Officer in the Sanctions Unit of the Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (DG FISMA), European Commission. Prior to that, Dārta has worked as a Policy and Legal Officer in other services of the European Commission and as a legal advisor, mainly in the field of EU law.
In the Sanctions Unit of DG FISMA, Dārta monitors the unintended impact of sanctions on humanitarian aid. In this role, Dārta has been a major contributor to the 2020 Commission Guidance Note on the provision of humanitarian aid to fight the Covid-19 pandemic in certain environments subject to sanctions, with a particular focus on chapters concerning Latin America. Dārta also works on the inclusion of contractual arrangements concerning compliance with EU sanctions in the Commission donor’s agreements.