In July 1991 the European Community and its member states decided to impose an arms embargo on the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. For a full record of the application of this embargo, please consult the database listing for the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
In September 1991 the United Nations Security Council decided to establish an arms embargo that applied to all of the territory of the former Yugoslavia in UNSC resolution 713.
In February 1996 the EU member States modified their total embargo, adopting a Common Position (96/184/CFSP) by which export licence applications to Slovenia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (Fyrom) shall be considered on a case-by-case basis.
In August 1998 Council Decision (1998/398/CFSP) lifted the arms embargo on Slovenia.