Statement by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain third countries concerning restrictive measures against cyber-attacks threatening the Union or its Member States

On 15 May 2023, the Council adopted Decision (CFSP) 2023/964.

The Council Decision extends the validity of the restrictive measures until 18 May 2024.

The candidate countries North Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania, Ukraine, Republic of Moldova and Bosnia and Herzegovina2, the EFTA country Norway, member 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.