Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the alignment of certain countries with Council Decision concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Burundi

(Source: Council of the EU and European Council)

On 18 October 2021, the Council adopted Decision (CFSP) 2021/18261.

The Council Decision extends the existing restrictive measures until 31 October 2022.

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

They will ensure that their national policies conform to these Council Decisions.

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


1Published on 19.10.2021 in the Official Journal of the European Union no. L 369, p.15.

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

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