[House Document 113-123]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]


113th Congress, 2d Session - - - - - - - - - - - - House Document 113-123

 
  CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO THE WESTERN 
                                BALKANS

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                                MESSAGE

                                  from

                   THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

                              transmitting

 NOTIFICATION THAT THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY DECLARED WITH RESPECT TO THE 
WESTERN BALKANS MUST CONTINUE IN EFFECT BEYOND JUNE 26, 2014, PURSUANT 
                          TO 50 U.S.C. 1622(d)




    June 23, 2014.--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, 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 national emergency with respect to the Western Balkans 
that was declared in Executive Order (E.O.) 13219 of June 26, 
2001, is to continue in effect beyond June 26, 2014.
    The threat 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, related to Kosovo, 
has not been resolved. In addition, E.O. 13219 was amended by 
E.O. 13304 of May 28, 2003, to take additional steps with 
respect to acts obstructing implementation of the Ohrid 
Framework Agreement of 2001 relating to Macedonia.
    Because the acts of extremist violence and obstructionist 
activity outlined in these Executive Orders 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, I have determined that it is necessary to 
continue the national emergency declared with respect to the 
Western Balkans.
                                                      Barack Obama.
    The White House, June 23, 2014.
                                 Notice

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  Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to the Western 
                                Balkans

    On June 26, 2001, by Executive Order (E.O.) 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, relating to Kosovo. The President subsequently amended 
that order in E.O. 13304 of May 28, 2003, to take additional 
steps with respect to acts obstructing implementation of the 
Ohrid Framework Agreement relating to Macedonia.
    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. For 
this reason, 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, 
2014. 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 declared in E.O. 13219.
    This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and 
transmitted to the Congress.
                                                      Barack Obama.
    The White House, June 23, 2014.