2005/902/EC,Euratom: Council Decision of 12 December 2005 determining the order in which the office of President of the Council shall be held

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Published: 2005-12-12

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L_2005328EN.01006001.xml

15.12.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 328/60

COUNCIL DECISION

of 12 December 2005
determining the order in which the office of President of the Council shall be held
(2005/902/EC, Euratom)
THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,
Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community, and in particular the second paragraph of Article 203 thereof,
Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community, and in particular the second paragraph of Article 116 thereof,
Having regard to the Treaty on European Union, and in particular Articles 28(1) and 41(1) thereof,
Whereas:

(1)

By Decision 95/2/EC, Euratom, ECSC (1), the Council established the order in which the office of President of the Council was to be held for the Member States of the European Union at the date of 1 January 1995.

(2)

The European Union was enlarged on 1 May 2004 to include 10 new Member States.

(3)

The order in which the office of President of the Council shall be held should accordingly be determined taking into account the new Member States.

(4)

This Decision shall be without prejudice to amendments to the order in which the office of President shall be held adopted by the Council after the accession of Bulgaria and Romania,
HAS DECIDED AS FOLLOWS:
Article 1
1.   The order in which the Member States shall hold the Presidency of the Council from 1 January 2006 is set out in the Annex hereto.
2.   The Council, acting unanimously on a proposal from the Member States concerned, may decide that a Member State may hold the Presidency during a period other than that resulting from the order established in the Annex hereto.
Article 2
This Decision shall take effect on 1 January 2006.
Article 3
This Decision shall be published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Done at Brussels, 12 December 2005.


For the Council


The President

J. STRAW




(1)  OJ L 1, 1.1.1995, p. 220. Decision as amended by Decision 2002/105/EC, ECSC, Euratom (OJ L 39, 9.2.2002, p. 17).

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