Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain countries concerning restrictive measures against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

On 15 July 2019 the Council adopted Decision (CFSP) 2019/1210[1] amending Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/849.

The Decision amends the list of persons subject to restrictive measures as set out in Annex II to Decision (CFSP) 2016/849 by removing from Annex II one person who is listed in both Annex I and Annex II. The Council also updated the identifying information of one entry in Annex III.

The Candidate Countries Republic of North Macedonia*, Montenegro*, Serbia* 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, as well as the Republic of Moldova and Armenia 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] Published on 17.07.2019 in the Official Journal of the European Union L 191/9.

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