Montenegro, Albania, Liechtenstein and Norway, all non-members of the EU, have agreed to align their sanctions policies with the EU’s space industry-related exceptions to the restrictive measures imposed on Russia.

All have aligned themselves with Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1764 amending Council Decision 2014/512/ CFSP and Council Regulation (EU) 2015/1797 amending Regulation (EU) No. 833/2014. The EU amended its sanctions regime on Russia in order to restrict its effect on the European space industry (see Issue 44 of the Sanctions Alert).

The same countries, with the addition of other nonmembers Ukraine and Moldova have agreed to align their sanctions policies with the EU’s recent extension of restrictive measures and update of statement of reasons for Serhii Kliuiev.

All have aligned themselves with Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1781 amending Council Decision 2014/119/ CFSP (see Issue 44 of the Sanctions Alert).