Serbia fails to align itself with EU decision on combating terrorism

NEWS 12.08.2022 11:41
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Serbia is the only European Union (EU) candidate country in the Western Balkans that has not aligned itself with the EU Council decision on the application of specific measures to combat terrorism, Beta reported.

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell said that the EU Council adopted on July 18, 2022 the decision 2022/1241 repealing the Council’s earlier decision and updating the list of persons, groups and entities subject to specific measures for combating terrorism, said an EU Council press release.

The candidate countries North Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania, Ukraine and Republic of Moldova, the potential candidate country Bosnia and Herzegovina and the EFTA countries Iceland and Liechtenstein, members of the European Economic Area, align themselves with this Council Decision, the press release said.

They will ensure that their national policies conform to this Council Decision. The EU takes note of this commitment and welcomes it, the press release said.

Serbia is the only EU candidate country in the Western Balkans that has not aligned itself with the four decisions on restrictive measures adopted by the EU Council in July or with the EU Council June decision on restrictive measures against Iran.