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Document 32023D0386

Council Decision (CFSP) 2023/386 of 20 February 2023 launching the European Union Mission in Armenia (EUMA) and amending Decision (CFSP) 2023/162

ST/5569/2023/INIT

OJ L 53, 21.2.2023, p. 17–18 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, GA, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

In force

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec/2023/386/oj

21.2.2023   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 53/17


COUNCIL DECISION (CFSP) 2023/386

of 20 February 2023

launching the European Union Mission in Armenia (EUMA) and amending Decision (CFSP) 2023/162

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on European Union, and in particular Article 42(4) and Article 43(2) thereof,

Having regard to Council Decision (CFSP) 2023/162 of 23 January 2023 on a European Union Mission in Armenia (EUMA) (1),

Having regard to the proposal from the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy,

Whereas:

(1)

On 23 January 2023, the Council adopted Decision (CFSP) 2023/162.

(2)

On 14 February 2023, the Political and Security Committee agreed that the Operation Plan (OPLAN) for the European Union Mission in Armenia (EUMA) should be approved.

(3)

Following the recommendation of the Civilian Operation Commander, and having achieved initial operational capability, EUMA should be launched on 20 February 2023. The Mission is to continue until 19 February 2025.

(4)

Decision (CFSP) 2023/162 provided a financial reference amount to cover expenditure related to EUMA during the first four months following the entry into force of that Decision. The reference amount should be revised to cover the period until 19 February 2025.

(5)

Decision (CFSP) 2023/162 should be amended accordingly.

(6)

EUMA will be conducted in the context of a situation which may deteriorate and could impede the achievement of the objectives of the Union’s external action as set out in Article 21 of the Treaty on European Union,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

The Operation Plan (OPLAN) for the European Union Mission in Armenia (EUMA) is hereby approved.

Article 2

EUMA shall be launched on 20 February 2023.

Article 3

The Civilian Operation Commander of EUMA is hereby authorised with immediate effect to start the execution of the Mission.

Article 4

Article 13(1) of Decision (CFSP) 2023/162 is replaced by the following:

‘1.   The financial reference amount intended to cover the expenditure related to EUMA for the period from 23 January 2023 until 19 February 2025 shall be EUR 30 751 150,36. The financial reference amount for any subsequent period shall be decided by the Council.’.

Article 5

This Decision shall enter into force on the day of its adoption.

Done at Brussels, 20 February 2023.

For the Council

The President

J. BORRELL FONTELLES


(1)   OJ L 22, 24.1.2023, p. 29.


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