US President Continues National Emergency with Respect to Western Balkans

US President Joe Biden has continued for one year the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13219 with respect to the Western Balkans.

“The actions of persons threatening the peace and international stabilisation efforts in the Western Balkans, including acts of extremist violence and obstructionist activity, and the situation in the Western Balkans, which stymies progress toward effective and democratic governance and full integration into trans-Atlantic institutions, continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States.

For this reason, the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13219, under which additional steps were taken in Executive Order 13304, and which was expanded in scope in Executive Order 14033, must continue in effect beyond 26 June 2024,” he said, inter alia, in a press-release issued by the White House on Thursday.