On 24 June 2021, the Council adopted Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/1031 amending Council Decision 2012/642/CFSP.
The Council Decision introduces new targeted economic sanctions, in light of the situation in Belarus and in line with the Council Conclusions of 24 and 25 May 2021.
The Candidate Countries the Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro and Albania, and the EFTA countries Iceland 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.
 Published on 24.06.2021 in the Official Journal of the European Union no. LI 224, p.15
 The Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro and Albania continue to be part of the Stabilisation and Association Process.