Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain countries concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Nicaragua

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On 4 May 2020, the Council adopted Decision (CFSP) 2020/607[1] concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Nicaragua.

The Council Decision adds six persons to the list of natural and legal persons, entities and bodies subject to restrictive measures set out in the Annex to Decision (CFSP) 2019/1720.

The Candidate Countries 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, Liechtenstein and Norway, members of the European Economic Area, as well as Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova 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 04.05.2020 in the Official Journal of the European Union no. L 139 I, 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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