HL Deb 18 April 2000 vol 612 c91WA
Lord Harris of Haringey

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What changes have been made to the implementation of European Union financial sanctions against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. [HL2079]

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

EC Regulation 723/2000 amending EC Regulation 1294/1999 concerning a freeze on funds and a ban on investment in relation to the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) was adopted by the Council of the EU on 6 April. The regulation, which enhances the implementation of the existing financial sanctions against the FRY, came into force on 8 April. Among other changes, it clarifies the scope of the freeze of funds by tightening the definition of "the Government of the FRY" and "the Government of the Republic of Serbia".