Council Joint Action 2005/796/CFSP of 14 November 2005 amending the mandate of the European Union Special Representative for the Middle East peace process


Published: 2005-11-14

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17.11.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 300/64


COUNCIL JOINT ACTION 2005/796/CFSP

of 14 November 2005

amending the mandate of the European Union Special Representative for the Middle East peace process

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 2003/873/CFSP extending and amending the mandate of the Special Representative of the European Union for the Middle East peace process (1). On 28 June 2004 the Council adopted Joint Action 2004/534/CFSP (2) extending that mandate and amending Joint Action 2003/873/CFSP.

(2)

On 28 July 2005 the Council adopted Joint Action 2005/587/CFSP (3) extending the mandate of the European Union Special Representative (EUSR) for the Middle East peace process until 28 February 2006.

(3)

On 14 November 2005 the Council adopted Joint Action 2005/797/CFSP (4) on the European Union Police Mission for the Palestinian territories, EUPOL COPPS, which designates a specific role of the EUSR. His mandate should be amended accordingly.

(4)

The EUSR will implement his mandate in the context of a situation which may deteriorate and could harm the objectives of the Common Foreign and Security Policy as set out in Article 11 of the Treaty,

HAS ADOPTED THIS JOINT ACTION:

Article 1

Joint Action 2003/873/CFSP is hereby amended as follows:

1.

the following point is added to Article 2:

‘(e)

the establishment of sustainable and effective policing arrangements under Palestinian ownership in accordance with best international standards, in cooperation with the European Community’s’ institution building programmes as well as other international efforts in the wider context of Security Sector, including Criminal Justice Reform.’;

2.

the following point is added to Article 3:

‘(m)

to give guidance, as necessary, to the Head of Mission/Police Commissioner of the European Union Coordinating Office for Palestinian Police Support (EUPOL COPPS)’.

Article 2

This Joint Action shall enter into force on the date of its adoption.

Article 3

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

Done at Brussels, 14 November 2005.

For the Council

The President

T. JOWELL


(1)  OJ L 326, 13.12.2003, p. 46.

(2)  OJ L 234, 3.7.2004, p. 18.

(3)  OJ L 199, 29.7.2005, p. 99.

(4)  See page 65 of this Official Journal.