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Document 31997R2229

Council Regulation (EC) No 2229/97 of 30 October 1997 concerning the interruption of certain economic relations with Angola in order to induce the 'União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola' (UNITA) to fulfil its obligations in the peace process

OJ L 309, 12.11.1997, p. 1–7 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT, FI, SV)

No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 31/07/1998; Repealed and replaced by 398R1705

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/1997/2229/oj

31997R2229

Council Regulation (EC) No 2229/97 of 30 October 1997 concerning the interruption of certain economic relations with Angola in order to induce the 'União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola' (UNITA) to fulfil its obligations in the peace process

Official Journal L 309 , 12/11/1997 P. 0001 - 0007


COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 2229/97 of 30 October 1997 concerning the interruption of certain economic relations with Angola in order to induce the 'União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola` (UNITA) to fulfil its obligations in the peace process

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community, and in particular Articles 73g and 228a,

Having regard to common position 97/759/CFSP of 30 October 1997 defined by the Council on the basis of Article J.2 of the Treaty on European Union, concerning Angola and aimed at inducing the 'União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola` (UNITA) to fulfil its obligations in the peace process (1) in view of the relevant decisions of the Security Council of the United Nations, in particular its Resolutions 864 (1993), 1127 (1997), and 1130 (1997),

Having regard to the proposal from the Commission,

Whereas the United Nations Security Council, acting under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, decided in its Resolutions 864 (1993) and 1127 (1997) that all States should take certain measures with regard to their economic relations with Angola in order to obtain the implementation by the 'União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola` (UNITA) of its obligations under the 'Acordos de Paz`, the Lusaka Protocol and the relevant Security Council Resolutions;

Whereas certain of these measures fall under the scope of the Treaty establishing the European Community and, therefore, Community legislation is necessary to implement the relevant decisions of the Security Council as far as the territory of the European Community is concerned, such territory being deemed to encompass, for the purposes of this Regulation, the territories of the Member States to which the Treaty establishing the European Community is applicable, under the conditions laid down in that Treaty;

Whereas the Security Council has also called upon the United Nations Member States to apply these measures notwithstanding the existence of any right or obligations conferred or imposed by any international agreement signed, any contract entered into or any licence or permit granted before the adoption of the aforementioned Resolutions;

Whereas, therefore, the fourth ACP-EC Convention, signed at Lomé on 15 December 1989, to which the Community and Angola are parties, does not pose an obstacle to the application of the said Security Council measures;

Whereas the data contained in the Annexes to this Regulation concerning points of entry in Angola for supplies, aircraft registered in Angola and places in Angola for aircraft to take off or land should be based on the data provided by the Government of Angola to the Committee created pursuant to Resolution 864 (1993) of the Security Council and notified to the Member States of the United Nations by this Committee;

Whereas the aforesaid Resolutions provide for certain exceptions to the restrictions imposed on the condition of prior approval of said Committee;

Whereas approval of this Committee should be obtained through the competent national authorities of the Member States, whose names and addresses should, therefore, be made available in an Annex to this Regulation;

Whereas, for reasons of expediency, the Commission should be empowered to supplement and/or amend the Annexes to this Regulation on the basis of pertinent notifications from the relevant Security Council Committee or, in the case of Annex VI, the competent authorities of Member States;

Whereas, for reasons of transparency and simplicity, the interruption of certain economic relations with Angola should be governed by only one legal instrument; whereas therefore, the provisions of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2967/93 of 25 October 1993 prohibiting the supply of certain goods to UNITA (2), should be incorporated in this Regulation, and the former Regulation should be repealed,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The following shall be prohibited:

1. to sell or supply petroleum and petroleum products listed in Annex I, whether or not originating in the Community, in the territory of Angola through points of entry other than those referred to in Annex II;

2. to supply or make available in any form any aircraft or aircraft components to the territory of Angola other than through the points of entry referred to in Annex III;

3. to provide engineering and maintenance services, certification of airworthiness, payment of new claims against existing insurance contracts or provision or renewal of direct insurance with respect to any aircraft registered in Angola other than those listed in Annex IV, or with respect to any aircraft which entered the territory of Angola other than through a point of entry referred to in Annex V;

4. to permit any aircraft to take off from, land in or overfly the territory of the Community if it has taken off from or is destined to land at a place in the territory of Angola other than one listed in Annex V;

5. to start or continue, in any form, any operational activity of any UNITA office;

6. any activity the object or effect of which is, directly or indirectly, to promote the transactions or activities referred to in this Article.

Article 2

The prohibition of the transactions or activities referred to in Article 1 shall not apply to cases of medical urgency or to flights of aircraft carrying food, medicine or supplies for essential humanitarian needs, on condition that, through the competent national authorities, a prior approval has been obtained from the United Nations Security Council Committee created pursuant to Resolution 864 (1993).

The names and addresses of the competent national authorities are contained in Annex VI.

Article 3

This Regulation shall apply notwithstanding any rights conferred or obligations imposed by any international agreement signed or any contract entered into or any licence or permit granted before the entry into force of this Regulation.

Article 4

Each Member State shall determine the sanctions to be imposed where the provisions of this Regulation are infringed.

Pending the adoption, where necessary, of any legislation to this end, the sanctions to be imposed where the provisions of this Regulation are infringed shall be those determined by the Member States in order to give effect to Article 4 of Regulation (EEC) No 2967/93.

Article 5

The Commission and the Member States shall inform each other of the measures taken under this Regulation and supply each other with other relevant information at their disposal in connection with this Regulation, such as violation and other enforcement problems or judgments made by national courts.

Article 6

The Commission is hereby empowered to supplement and/or amend the Annexes on the basis of the information and notifications supplied by the competent authorities of the United Nations or, in the case of Annex VI, the Member States.

Any supplements or amendments made pursuant to the first subparagraph shall be published in the Official Journal of the European Communities.

Article 7

Regulation (EEC) No 2967/93 is hereby repealed and replaced by the provisions of this Regulation.

Article 8

This Regulation shall apply within the territory of the European Community including its air space and on any aircraft or any vessel under the jurisdiction of a Member State and to any person elsewhere who is a national of a Member State and any body which is incorporated or constituted under the law of a Member State.

Article 9

This Regulation shall enter into force on the day of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Communities.

It shall apply from 30 October 1997 and, in the case of Articles 4 and 7, from the day of its publication in the Official Journal.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Luxembourg, 30 October 1997.

For the Council

The President

F. BODEN

(1) See page 8 of this Official Journal.

(2) OJ L 268, 29. 10. 1993, p. 1.

ANNEX I

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ANNEX II

Points of entry referred to in point 1 of Article 1

The airports of Luanda and Katumbela (Benguela province) and the ports of Luanda, Malongo (Cabinda province), Lobito (Benguela province) and Namibe (Namibe province).

ANNEX III

Points of entry referred to in point 2 of Article 1

ANNEX IV

Aircraft referred to in point 3 of Article 1

ANNEX V

Points of entry and places referred to in points 3 and 4 of Article 1

ANNEX VI

Names and addresses of authorities referred to in Article 2

BELGIQUE - BELGIË

Ministère des affaires étrangères, du commerce extérieur et de la coopération au développement

Egmont 1, rue des Petits Carmes 19

B-1000 Bruxelles

Direction des relations économiques et bilatérales extérieures

(a) Service Afrique du Sud du Sahara (B.22),

tél.: (32 2) 501 85 77

(b) Coordination de la politique commerciale (B.40)

tél.: (32 2) 501 83 20

(c) Service Transports (B.42), tél.: (32 2) 501 37 62

Télécopieur: (32 2) 501 88 27

Ministère des affaires économiques

ARE 4° division, service des licences

Avenue du Général Leman 60

B-1040 Bruxelles

Tél.: (32 2) 206 58 16/27

Télécopieur: (32 2) 230 83 22

DANMARK

Danish Agency for Trade and Industry

Tagensvej 137

DK-2200 Copenhagen N

Tel. (45) 35 86 86 86

Fax (45) 35 86 86 87

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Department S.7

Asiatisk Plads 2

DK-1448 Copenhagen K

Tel. (45) 33 92 00 00/33 92 09 09

Fax (45) 31 54 05 53

Danish Agency for Trade and Industry

Jeanne Lorentzen, desk officer

Tel. (45) 35 86 84 89

Fax (45) 35 86 85 75

Niels Hoeing, assistant

Tel. (45) 35 86 84 85

Fax (45) 35 86 85 75

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Peter Lysholt Hansen, head of department S.7

Tel. (45) 33 92 09 01

Fax (45) 33 92 18 02

Gert Meinecke, desk officer

Tel. (45) 33 92 09 26

Fax (45) 33 92 18 02

DEUTSCHLAND

Bundesausfuhramt (BAFA)

Frankfurter Straße 29-35

65760 Eschborn

Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung (BLE)

Adickesallee 40

60322 Frankfurt

Bundesamt für Verkehr

Ref. LR 13

Postfach 200 100

53170 Bonn

ÅËËÁÄÁ

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ambassador Nikolaos Chatoupis

Directorate A7

Tel. (00301) 361 00 12 and

Fax 361 00 96, 645 00 49

Zalokosta 1

106 71 Athens

Ministry of National Economy

Secretariat-General for International Economic Relations

Directorate-General for External

Economic and Trade Relations

Director Th. Vlassopoulos

Tel. 32 86 401-3

Fax 32 86 404

Directorate of Procedure of External Trade Directors:

I. Tseros

Tel. 32 86 021, 23 and

Fax 32 86 059

A. Iglessis

Tel. 32 86 051 and

Fax 32 86 094

Ermou and Kornarou 1

105 63 Athens

ESPAÑA

Ministerio de Economía y Hacienda

Dirección General de Comercio Exterior

Paseo de la Castellana, 162

E-28046 Madrid

Tel. (34 1) 349 38 60

Fax (34 1) 457 28 63

FRANCE

Ministère de l'économie, des finances et de l'industrie

Direction générale des douanes et des droits indirects

Cellule embargo - Bureau E2

Tél.: (33 1) 44 74 48 93

Télécopieur: (33 1) 44 74 48 97

Ministère des affaires étrangères

Direction des Nations unies et des organisations internationales

Tél.: (33 1) 43 17 59 68

Télécopieur: (33 1) 43 17 46 91

IRELAND

Department of Public Enterprise

Aviation Regulation and International Affairs Division

44 Kildare Street

Dublin 2

Tel. (353 1) 670 74 44

Fax 670 74 11

Mr Brendan Twomey/Mr Ernest Hartman

ITALIA

Ministero degli Affari esteri - Roma

D.G.A.E.-Uff. X

Tel. 0039 6-36 91 37 50

Fax 36 91 37 52

Ministero del Commercio estero - Roma

Gabinetto

Tel. 0039 6-59 93 23 10

Fax 59 64 74 94

Ministero dei Trasporti - Roma

Gabinetto

Tel. 0039 6-44 26 71 16/84 90 40 94

Fax 44 26 71 14

LUXEMBOURG

Ministère des affaires étrangères

Direction des relations économiques internationales et de la coopération

BP 1602

L-1016 Luxembourg

NEDERLAND

Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken

Directie Verenigde Naties, afdeling Politieke Zaken

2594 AC Den Haag

Tel. (0031-70) 348 42 06

Fax 348 67 49

ÖSTERREICH

Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Angelegenheiten

Abteilung II/A/2

Landstrasser Haupstraße 55-57

1030 Wien

Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Verkehr

Oberste Zivilluftfahrtbehörde (OZB)

Radetzkystraße 2

1030 Wien

PORTUGAL

Ministério dos Negócios Estrangeiros

Sr.a Mónica Lisboa

Direcção-Geral dos Assuntos Multilaterais

Lisboa

SUOMI/FINLAND

Ulkoasiainministeriö

PL 176

00161 Helsinki

Utrikesministeriet

PB 176

00161 Helsingfors

SVERIGE

Regeringskansliet

Utrikesdepartementet

Rättssekretariatet för EU-frågor

Fredsgatan 6

S-103 39 Stockholm

Tfn 0046 8 405 10 00

Fax 723 11 76

UNITED KINGDOM

Export Control Organization

Department of Trade and Industry

Kingsgate House

66-74 Victoria Street

London SW1E 6SW

Tel. (44 171) 215 6740

Fax (44 171) 222 0612

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