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On 14 September 2017, the Council adopted Decision (CFSP) 2017/1560.
The Council Decision extends the existing restrictive measures, imposed by the Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/1693, until 31 October 2018.
The Candidate Countries the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia*, Montenegro*, Serbia* and Albania*, the country of the Stabilisation and Association Process and potential candidate Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the EFTA countries Iceland and Liechtenstein, members of the European Economic Area, as well as Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova, Armenia and Georgia align themselves with this Council Decision.
They will ensure that their national policies conform to these Council Decisions.
The European Union takes note of this commitment and welcomes it.
Published on 15.9.2017 in the Official Journal of the European Union no. L 237, p.71.
*The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Albania continue to be part of the Stabilisation and Association Process.