On 15 October 2018 the Council adopted Decision (CFSP) 2018/1544 . This Decision establishes a new sanctions regime against the proliferation and use of chemical weapons.
The Candidate Countries the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia*, Montenegro* and Albania*, the country of the Stabilisation and Association Process and potential candidate Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the EFTA countries Iceland and Norway, members of the European Economic Area, as well as Georgia, align themselves with this declaration.
They will ensure that their national policies conform to this Council Decision.
The European Union takes note of this commitment and welcomes it.
 Published on 16.10.2018 in the Official Journal of the European Union no. L 259. p.25
*The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Albania continue to be part of the Stabilisation and Association Process.