The High Representative of the European Union said in a statement that the EU expects certain third countries, including EU candidate Bosnia and Herzegovina, to align their foreign policy with the EU regarding “restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.”
The statement notes that, on 14 September 2022, the Council adopted Decision (CFSP) 2022/15301 extending the existing restrictive measures until 15 March 2023 and amended the list of persons and entities subject to restrictive measures as set out in the Annex to Decision 2014/145/CFSP.
It pointed out that candidate countries North Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania, Ukraine, and Bosnia and Herzegovina and the EFTA countries Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, members of the European Economic Area, align themselves with this Council Decision.
“They will ensure that their national policies conform to this Council Decision. The European Union takes note of this commitment and welcomes it,” the statement said.