European Union

01/13/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/13/2021 17:52

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain countries concerning restrictive measures against the Democratic Republic of the Congo

On 10 December 2020, the Council adopted Decision (CFSP) 2020/20331.

The Council renewed the existing restrictive measures for a further twelve months, until 12 December 2021, and amended the list of persons and entities subject to restrictive measures as set out in the Annex II to Decision 2010/788/CFSP.

The Candidate Countries the Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro and Albania2 and the EFTA countries Iceland and Liechtenstein, members of the European Economic Area, align themselves with this Council 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 11.12.2020 in the Official Journal of the European Union no. L 419/30

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