Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the alignment of certain third countries with Council implementing Decisions concerning restrictive measures against Syria

Council of the EU
  • 09/08/2017
  • 16:00
  • Press release
  • 508/17
  • Foreign affairs & international relations
09/08/2017
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On 10 July 2017, the Council adopted Decision (CFSP) 2017/1245[1] implementing Council Decision 2013/255/CFSP. 

The Decision amends the list of persons and entities subject to restrictive measures as set out in the Annex I to Decision 2013/255/CFSP. 

The Candidate Countries the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia*, Montenegro*, Serbia* and Albania*, the EFTA countries Liechtenstein and Norway, members of the European Economic Area, as well as Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova align themselves with this 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 11.7.2017 in the Official Journal of the European Union n°. L 178, p. 13.

*The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Albania continue to be part of the Stabilisation and Association Process.