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

On 25 February 2019, the Council adopted Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/3251 amending Council Decision 2012/642/CFSP.

The Council Decision prolongs the restrictive measures against Belarus for one year, until 28 February 2020.

The Candidate Countries North Macedonia*, Montenegro* and Albania*, 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, align themselves with this decision.

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

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

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

Published on 26.2.2019 in the Official Journal of the European Union no. L 57, p. 4.