Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain third countries concerning restrictive measures against cyber-attacks threatening the Union or its member states


On 14 May 2020, the Council adopted Decision (CFSP) 2020/651[1].

The Council Decision extends the existing restrictive measures for a further twelve months, until 18 May 2021.

The Candidate Countries Turkey, Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro and Albania[2], the country of the Stabilisation and Association Process and potential candidate Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the EFTA countries Iceland and Norway, members of the European Economic Area, as well as Ukraine and Georgia 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 15.05.2020 in the Official Journal of the European Union no. L 153, p.4

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


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