[House Document 113-37]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]



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1st Session                                             113-37
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  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 MUST CONTINUE IN EFFECT BEYOND JUNE 26, 2013




    June 18, 2013.--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 13219 of June 26, 2001, is 
to remain in effect beyond June 26, 2013.
    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, related to Kosovo, 
which 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, to include acts 
obstructing implementation of the Ohrid Framework Agreement of 
2001 in Macedonia, 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 
this reason, 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 17, 2013.
                                 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, 
relating to Kosovo. The President subsequently amended that 
order in Executive Order 13304 of May 28, 2003, to include acts 
obstructing the 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, 
2013. 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 Executive Order 13219.
    This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and 
transmitted to the Congress.

                                                      Barack Obama.
    The White House, June 17, 2013.