Council Joint Action 2004/533/CFSP of 28 June 2004 extending the mandate of the Special Representative of the European Union for Afghanistan and amending Joint Action 2003/871/CFSP


Published: 2004-06-28

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3.7.2004   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 234/17


COUNCIL JOINT ACTION 2004/533/CFSP

of 28 June 2004

extending the mandate of the Special Representative of the European Union for Afghanistan and amending Joint Action 2003/871/CFSP

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on European Union, and in particular Articles 14, 18(5) and 23(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

On 8 December 2003 the Council adopted Joint Action 2003/871/CFSP (1) amending and extending until 30 June 2004 the mandate of the Special Representative of the European Union in Afghanistan.

(2)

On the basis of a review of Joint Action 2003/871/CFSP, the mandate of the Special Representative should be extended.

(3)

On 17 November 2003 the Council adopted guidelines on the appointment, mandate and financing for European Union Special Representatives.

(4)

The European Union Special Representative will implement his/her mandate in the context of a situation which may deteriorate and could harm the objectives of the CFSP as set out in Article 11 of the Treaty on European Union,

HAS ADOPTED THIS JOINT ACTION:

Article 1

The mandate of Mr Francesc VENDRELL as the European Union Special Representative (EUSR) for Afghanistan, as set out in Joint Action 2003/871/CFSP is hereby extended until 28 February 2005.

Article 2

Joint Action 2003/871/CFSP is hereby amended as follows:

1.

The second indent of Article 3(e) is deleted.

2.

Article 5(1) is replaced by the following:

‘1.   The financial reference amount intended to cover the expenditure related to the mandate of the EUSR shall be EUR 794 000.’

Article 3

This Joint Action shall enter into force on 1 July 2004.

Article 4

This Joint Action shall be published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Done at Luxembourg, 28 June 2004.

For the Council

The President

M. CULLEN


(1)  OJ L 326, 13.12.2003, p. 41.