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Document 32008E0796

Council Joint Action 2008/796/CFSP of 13 October 2008 amending the mandate of the European Union Special Representative for the South Caucasus

OJ L 272, 14.10.2008, p. 19–20 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)
Special edition in Croatian: Chapter 18 Volume 013 P. 118 - 119

No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 28/02/2010

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/joint_action/2008/796/oj

14.10.2008   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 272/19


COUNCIL JOINT ACTION 2008/796/CFSP

of 13 October 2008

amending the mandate of the European Union Special Representative for the South Caucasus

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 18 February 2008, the Council adopted Joint Action 2008/132/CFSP amending and extending the mandate of the European Union Special Representative for the South Caucasus (1).

(2)

On 15 September 2008, the Council adopted Joint Action 2008/736/CFSP on the European Union Monitoring Mission in Georgia, EUMM Georgia (2).

(3)

On 25 September 2008, the Council adopted Joint Action 2008/760/CFSP appointing a European Union Special Representative in Georgia (3),

HAS ADOPTED THIS JOINT ACTION:

Article 1

Joint Action 2008/132/CFSP is amended as follows:

1.

In Article 3, a new paragraph shall be inserted:

‘(d)a

provide the Head of the European Union Monitoring Mission in Georgia (EUMM Georgia) with local political guidance;’.

2.

Article 12 shall be replaced by the following:

‘Article 12

Coordination

1.   The EUSR shall promote overall EU political coordination. He shall help to ensure that all EU instruments in the field are engaged coherently to attain the EU’s policy objectives. The activities of the EUSR shall be coordinated with those of the Presidency and the Commission, as well as those of other EUSRs active in the region, and in particular the EUSR in Georgia, while taking into account the specific objectives of the latter’s mandate. The EUSR shall provide Member States’ missions and the Commission’s delegations with regular briefings.

2.   In the field, close liaison shall be maintained with the Presidency, Commission and Member States’ Heads of Mission. They shall make best efforts to assist the EUSR in the implementation of the mandate. The EUSR shall provide the Head of the European Union Monitoring Mission in Georgia (EUMM Georgia) with local political guidance. The EUSR and the Civilian Operations Commander shall consult each other as required. The EUSR shall also liaise with other international and regional actors in the field.’.

Article 2

Entry into force

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

Article 3

Publication

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

Done at Luxembourg, 13 October 2008.

For the Council

The President

B. KOUCHNER


(1)  OJ L 43, 19.2.2008, p. 30.

(2)  OJ L 248, 17.9.2008, p. 26.

(3)  OJ L 259, 27.9.2008, p. 16.


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