Brussels, 20 October 2000
Declaration by the Presidency on behalf of the European Union
regarding a declaration by the countries of Central and Eastern Europe,
Cyprus and Malta, countries associated with the European Union,
and Liechtenstein and Norway,
EFTA countries and members of the European Economic Area,
concerning the FRY
The countries of Central and Eastern Europe associated with the European Union, the associated countries Cyprus and Malta, Liechtenstein and Norway, EFTA countries members of the European Economic Area, declare that they subscribe to the objectives of Common Position 2000/599/CFSP as defined by the Council of the European Union on 9 October 2000 on the basis of Article 15 of the Treaty on European Union on support to a democratic FRY and the immediate lifting of certain restrictive measures. They endorse Council Regulation (EC) No 2228/00 of 9 October 2000 repealing Regulation (EC) No 2111/99 prohibiting the sale and supply of petroleum and certain petroleum products to certain parts of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) and Council Regulation (EC) No 2227/00 of 9 October 2000 repealing Regulation (EC) No 2151/99 imposing a ban on flights between the territories of the Community and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia other than the Republic of Montenegro or the Province of Kosovo. They will ensure that their national policies conform to that Common Position and the regulations relating to it. The above countries likewise subscribe to the Declaration by the European Union on the FRY adopted by the General Affairs Council on 9 and 10 October 2000.
The European Union takes note of this commitment and welcomes it.