HL Deb 27 September 2000 vol 616 c176WA
Lords Dubs

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What sanctions the United Kingdom implements in relation to the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. [HL3622]

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

The UK implements the provisions of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1160 (1998), which imposed an arms embargo on the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and a prohibition on arming and training for terrorist activities there.

The UK also implements the following measures, imposed by the European Union in relation to the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, which are designed to target the Milosevic regime.

  • an arms embargo and an embargo on the supply of equipment which might be used for internal repression or terrorism
  • a selective visa ban
  • a ban on the provision of government-financed export credit and other forms of export finance
  • a selective freeze of funds and investment ban
  • an oil embargo (with specified exemptions including in relation to Kosovo, Montenegro and the EU's Energy for Democracy programme).

The EU flight ban in relation to the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia has been suspended until 31 March 2001.