Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain third countries concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Belarus

(Source: Council of the EU and European Council)

On 24 February 2022, the Council adopted Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/3071 amending Council Decision 2012/642/CFSP.

The Council Decision prolongs the restrictive measures against Belarus for one year, until 28 February 2023, and amends the statement of reasons or the information for 27 natural and 7 legal persons subject to restrictive measures set out in Annex I to Decision 2012/642/CFSP.

The Candidate Countries North Macedonia, Montenegro and Albania2, the country of the Stabilisation and Association Process and potential candidate Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the EFTA countries Iceland and Norway, members of the European Economic Area, align themselves with this Council Decision.

They will ensure that their national policies conform to this Council Decision.

The European Union takes note of this commitment and welcomes it.

1 Published on 25.02.2022 in the Official Journal of the European Union no. L 46, p.97

2 North Macedonia, Montenegro and Albania continue to be part of the Stabilisation and Association Process.

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