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Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the alignment of certain third countries concerning restrictive measures in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol

Council of the EU
  • 28/07/2017
  • 13:45
  • Press release
  • 502/17
  • Foreign affairs & international relations
28/07/2017
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On 19 June 2017, the Council adopted Decision (CFSP) 2017/1087 [1]

The Council Decision extends the restrictive measures until 23 June 2018. 

The Candidate Countries Montenegro* and Albania*, and the EFTA country Norway, member of the European Economic Area, as well as Ukraine and Georgia align themselves with this Declaration. 

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

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


 [1] Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/1087 of 19 June 2017 concerning restrictive measures in response to the illegal annexation of  Crimea and Sevastopol (OJ L 156, 20.6.2017, p. 24). 

*Montenegro and Albania continue to be part of the Stabilisation and Association Process.