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Volume 229: debated on Tuesday 27 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what are the requirements for (a) the removal of sanctions against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and (b) the imposition of sanctions against the republic of Croatia; and if he will make a statement.

The conditions to be fulfilled by Serbia and Montenegro in order for sanctions to be lifted are spelt out in the relevant Security Council resolutions. There are no specific requirements for the imposition of sanctions, which must be judged in the light of circumstances. With respect to the possible imposition of sanctions on Croatia, European Community Foreign Ministers agreed on 19 July to consider the withdrawal of Croatia's preferential trade benefits with the Community in the light of Croatia's involvement in the conflict in Bosnia.