EU med felles sanksjoner mot Syria

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Norge sluttet seg den 6. juli til EUs sanksjoner mot Syria.

Norge sluttet seg den 6. juli til EUs sanksjoner mot Syria.

Brussels, 8 August 2012

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the alignment of certain third countries with Council Decision 2012/420/CFSP amending Decision 2011/782/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against Syria and Council Implementing Decision 2012/424/CFSP implementing Council Decision 2011/782/CFSP.

On 23 July 2012, the Council adopted Council Decision 2012/420/CFSP 1 and Council
Implementing Decision 2012/424/CFSP2.

Council Decision 2012/420/CFSP strengthens the enforcement of restrictive measures
concerning arms and equipment for internal repression set out in Decision 2011/782/CFSP,
in particular by imposing the obligation for the member states to inspect, in accordance
with national legislation and consistent with international law, all vessels and aircraft
bound for Syria in their seaports and airports, and in their territorial sea, if there is
reasonable ground to believe the cargo of such vessels and aircraft contains prohibited

Council Implementing Decision 2012/424/CFSP includes additional persons and entities to
the list of persons and entities subject to restrictive measures as set out in the Annex I to
Decision 2011/782/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against Syria.

The Acceding Country Croatia*, the Candidate Countries the former Yugoslav Republic of
Macedonia*, Montenegro*, Iceland+ and Serbia*, the Country of the Stabilisation and
Association Process and potential candidate Albania, and the EFTA countries
Liechtenstein and Norway, members of the European Economic Area, as well as the
Republic of Moldova and Georgia, 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.