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Brussels, 24 May 2013

10001/13

PRESSE 212

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the alignment of certain third countries with Council Decision 2013/45/CFSP and Council Decision 2013/182/CFSP amending Council Decision 2011/137/CFSP concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Libya

On 22 January 2013, the Council adopted Decision 2013/45/CFSP1 amending Council Decision 2011/137/CFSP.

The Council Decision determines that EU Member States may authorise the release of certain frozen funds or economic resources where they are subject of a judicial or administrative decision rendered in the Union, or a judicial decision enforceable in a Member State. In addition, the amended legislation will facilitate the exchange of information between EU member states and the relevant authorities in Libya so as to assist in the recovery of misappropriated funds. The Decision amends and updates the list of persons and entities subject to restrictive measures as set out in Annexes I, II, III and IV to Decision 2011/137/CFSP.

On 22 April 2013, the Council adopted Decision 2013/182/CFSP2 amending Council Decision 2010/137/CFSP.

The Council Decision removes one person from the list of persons and entities set out in Annexes II and IV to Decision 2010/137/CFSP and implements UNSCR 2095 (2013).

The Acceding Country Croatia, the Candidate Countries Turkey, 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, Armenia, and Georgia, align themselves with these decisions.

They will ensure that their national policies conform to these Council Decisions.

The European Union takes note of this commitment and welcomes it.

1 :

Published on 23.1.2013 in the Official Journal of the European Union no. L 20, p. 60.

2 :

Published on 23.4.2013 in the Official Journal of the European Union no. L 111, p. 50.

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Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia continue to be part of the Stabilisation and Association Process.

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Iceland continues to be a member of the EFTA and of the European Economic Area


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