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Algeria: Assertion by the Excessive Consultant/Vice-President, Josep Borrell, and Government Vice President, Valdis Dombrovskis, on Algeria’s newest measures relating to Spain
The choice taken by Algeria to droop the Treaty of friendship and good neighbourly relations signed with Spain in 2002 is of utmost concern. We’re assessing the implications of the Algerian actions, together with the instruction given to the monetary establishments to cease transactions between the 2 international locations, which upfront look like in violation of the EU-Algeria Affiliation Settlement, particularly within the space of commerce and funding. This is able to result in a discriminatory remedy of an EU Member State and adversely have an effect on the train of the Union’s rights underneath the Settlement.
We’re in shut contact with the Spanish Authorities and reaching out to the Algerian authorities to quickly make clear the scenario.
Bilateral relations of third international locations with particular person EU Member States are a part of their relations with the EU. Unity and solidarity throughout the EU stay key to uphold our pursuits and values in our relationships with all international locations. Furthermore, commerce coverage is an unique EU competence, and the EU is able to get up towards any sort of coercive measures utilized towards an EU Member State. Nonetheless, the EU continues to favour dialogue first to resolve controversies.
Algeria is a vital accomplice for the EU within the Mediterranean and a key actor for regional stability. We belief that, within the identify of our robust and long-term partnership, a swift answer can be discovered to totally re-establish business and funding relations.
We’re prepared and eager to help these efforts.