[House Document 112-118]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]



112th Congress, 2d Session - - - - - - - - - - - - House Document 112-118


 
  CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO THE WESTERN 
                                BALKANS

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                     THEPRESIDENTOFTHEUNITEDSTATES

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 NOTIFICATION THAT THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY DECLARED WITH RESPECT TO THE 
WESTERN BALKANS IS TO CONTINUE IN EFFECT BEYOND JUNE 26, 2012, PURSUANT 
                          TO 50 U.S.C. 1622(D)




   June 25, 2012.--Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and 
                         ordered to be printed
                                           The White House,
                                         Washington, June 22, 2012.
Hon. John Boehner,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Speaker: Section 202(d) of the National 
Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)) provides for the automatic 
termination of a national emergency unless, within 90 days 
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 to the Federal Register for publication the 
enclosed notice stating that the Western Balkans emergency is 
to continue in effect beyond June 26, 2012.
    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, United Nations Security 
Council Resolution 1244 of June 10, 1999, in Kosovo, or the 
Ohrid Framework Agreement of 2001 in Macedonia, that led to the 
declaration of a national emergency on June 26, 2001, in 
Executive Order 13219, and to the amendment of that order in 
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 continue to pose an 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 sanctions to respond to this threat.
            Sincerely,
                                                      Barack Obama.
                                 Notice

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  Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to the Western 
                                Balkans

    On June 26, 2001, by Executive Order 13219, the President 
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. The President 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, 2012. 
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.

                                                      Barack Obama.
    The White House, June 22, 2012.