[House Document 110-127]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]



110th Congress, 2d Session - - - - - - - - - - - - House Document 110-127

 
                 CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY
                  WITH RESPECT TO THE WESTERN BALKANS

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                                MESSAGE

                                  from

                     THEPRESIDENTOFTHEUNITEDSTATES

                              transmitting

 NOTIFICATION THAT THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY DECLARED WITH RESPECT TO THE 
WESTERN BALKANS IS TO CONTINUE IN EFFECT BEYOND JUNE 26, 2008, PURSUANT 
                          TO 50 U.S.C. 1622(d)




    June 25, 2008.--Message and accompanying papers referred to the 
         Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed
To the Congress of the United States:
    Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 
1622(d)) provides for the automatic termination of a national 
emergency unless, prior to the anniversary date of its 
declaration, the President publishes in the Federal Register 
and transmits to the Congress a notice stating that the 
emergency is to continue in effect beyond the anniversary date. 
In accordance with this provision, I have sent the enclosed 
notice to the Federal Register for publication stating that the 
Western Balkans emergency is to continue in effect beyond June 
26, 2008.
    The crisis constituted by the actions of persons engaged 
in, or assisting, sponsoring, or supporting (i) extremist 
violence in the Republic of Macedonia and elsewhere in the 
Western Balkans region, or (ii) acts obstructing implementation 
of the Dayton Accords in Bosnia or United Nations Security 
Council Resolution 1244 of June 10, 1999, in Kosovo, that led 
to the declaration of a national emergency on June 26, 2001, in 
Executive Order 13219 and to Executive Order 13304 of May 28, 
2003, has not been resolved. The acts of extremist violence and 
obstructionist activity outlined in Executive Order 13219, as 
amended, are hostile to U.S. interests and pose a continuing 
unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and 
foreign policy of the United States. For these reasons, I have 
determined that it is necessary to continue the national 
emergency declared with respect to the Western Balkans and 
maintain in force the comprehensive sanctions to respond to 
this threat.

                                                    George W. Bush.
    The White House, June 24, 2008.
                                 Notice

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  Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to the Western 
                                Balkans

    On June 26, 2001, by Executive Order 13219, I declared a 
national emergency with respect to the Western Balkans pursuant 
to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 
1701-1706) to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to 
the national security and foreign policy of the United States 
constituted by the actions of persons engaged in, or assisting, 
sponsoring, or supporting (i) extremist violence in the 
Republic of Macedonia and elsewhere in the Western Balkans 
region, or (ii) acts obstructing implementation of the Dayton 
Accords in Bosnia or United Nations Security Council Resolution 
1244 of June 10, 1999, in Kosovo. I subsequently amended that 
order in Executive Order 13304 of May 28, 2003.
    Because the actions of persons threatening the peace and 
international stabilization efforts in the Western Balkans 
continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the 
national security and foreign policy of the United States, the 
national emergency declared on June 26, 2001, and the measures 
adopted on that date and thereafter to deal with that 
emergency, must continue in effect beyond June 26, 2008. 
Therefore, in accordance with section 202(d) of the National 
Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing for 1 year 
the national emergency with respect to the Western Balkans.
    This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and 
transmitted to the Congress.

                                                    George W. Bush.
    The White House, June 24, 2008.