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The European Union and its member states would like, in the framework of the Council of Europe, to register and commend the recent decision of the Governor of the State of California Gavin Newsom to suspend the use of the death penalty. We take this opportunity to appeal to other states of the United States of America that still apply capital punishment to consider following this important development and establish a moratorium on its application, joining the growing movement towards the abolition of the death penalty worldwide.
The following countries align with this statement: Albania, Andorra, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Georgia, Iceland, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Republic of North Macedonia, Norway, San Marino, Serbia