On 15 October 2014, the Council of the European Union issued a press release declaring the alignment of eight non-Member States to the EU’s latest decision on restrictive measures against the Republic of Moldova.
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Iceland, Albania, Liechtenstein, Norway, Ukraine, and Georgia have all agreed to align their national policies with Council Decision 2014/381/CFSP of 23 June 2014, which amended Council Decision 2010/573/CFSP of 27 September 2010 concerning restrictive measures against the leadership of the Republic of Moldova to extend the existing measures until 31 October 2014.
As we reported earlier, the EU had previously agreed to extend the restrictive measures, which consist of a travel ban on nominated Moldovan leaders, until 27 September 2014. The latest decision further extends this period by one month.
Links to all the current European sanctions (including those against Moldova) are on the ‘EU sanctions in force’ section of this blog.