17 Mar 2022, 14:23
Outcome of the written procedure with the CEPT Assembly regarding suspension of the Russian Federation and Belarus from CEPT Membership.
Based on a request from a number of CEPT members, the CEPT Presidency carried out a written procedure, in accordance with the CEPT Arrangement, on the proposal to suspend indefinitely and with immediate effect the memberships of the Russian Federation and Belarus in the CEPT.
Thirty-four responses were received to the CEPT Assembly letter in support of the proposal and one abstention.
Based on the above, the CEPT Assembly has therefore decided:
- to suspend indefinitely memberships of the Russian Federation and Belarus in the CEPT.
- that the suspension of the said CEPT members will take effect as from 00:00 (CET), 18 March 2022.
- that any future readmission to the CEPT would follow the usual rules established in the CEPT Arrangement, notably the need for a two-thirds majority of members of the CEPT to endorse such a decision.
Moreover, the CEPT Presidency requested the Office to take all necessary measures in order to set in place the above-mentioned decisions.
The CEPT Presidency