[House Document 111-51]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]


111th Congress, 1st Session - - - - - - - - - - - - - House Document 111-51


 
  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 WESTERN BALKANS EMERGENCY IS TO CONTINUE IN 
       EFFECT BEYOND JUNE 26, 2009, PURSUANT TO 50 U.S.C. 1622(d)




    June 23, 2009.--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 to the Federal 
Register for publication the enclosed notice stating that the 
Western Balkans emergency is to continue in effect beyond June 
26, 2009.
    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 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 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 
sanctions to respond to this threat.

                                                      Barack Obama.
    The White House, June 22, 2009.
                                 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, 2009. 
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, 2009.