2004/565/CFSP: Council Joint Action 2004/565/CFSP of 26 July 2004 appointing the European Union Special Representative in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and amending Joint Action 2003/870/CFSP


Published: 2004-07-26

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27.7.2004   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 251/18


COUNCIL JOINT ACTION 2004/565/CFSP

of 26 July 2004

appointing the European Union Special Representative in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and amending Joint Action 2003/870/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 2003/870/CFSP (1) amending and extending the mandate of the Special Representative of the European Union in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

(2)

On 26 January 2004 the Council adopted Joint Action 2004/86/CFSP (2) appointing Mr Søren JESSEN-PETERSEN as the Special Representative of the European Union in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, whose mandate expires on 31 July 2004.

(3)

On 12 July 2004 the Council agreed to appoint Mr Michael SAHLIN as the new European Union Special Representative (EUSR) in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, to replace Mr Søren JESSEN-PETERSEN.

(4)

Joint Action 2003/870/CFSP should be amended accordingly.

(5)

The EUSR will implement his 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

Article 1 of Joint Action 2003/870/CFSP is hereby replaced by the following:

‘Article 1

Mr Michael SAHLIN is appointed European Union Special Representative in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia from 1 August 2004 until 28 February 2005.’

Article 2

Article 5(1) of Joint Action 2003/870/CFSP is hereby replaced by the following:

‘1.   The financial reference amount intended to cover the expenditure related to the mandate of the EUSR shall be 530 000 EUR. Expenditure shall be eligible as from 1 August 2004.’

Article 3

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

Article 4

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

Done at Brussels, 26 July 2004.

For the Council

The President

B. BOT


(1)  OJ L 326, 13.12.2003, p. 39.

(2)  OJ L 21, 28.1.2004, p. 30.