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Document 32021D0648

Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/648 of 16 April 2021 amending Decision (CFSP) 2018/299 promoting the European network of independent non-proliferation and disarmament think tanks in support of the implementation of the EU Strategy against proliferation of weapons of mass destruction

ST/6781/2021/INIT

OJ L 133, 20.4.2021, p. 57–58 (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/2021/648/oj

20.4.2021   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 133/57


COUNCIL DECISION (CFSP) 2021/648

of 16 April 2021

amending Decision (CFSP) 2018/299 promoting the European network of independent non-proliferation and disarmament think tanks in support of the implementation of the EU Strategy against proliferation of weapons of mass destruction

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on European Union, and in particular Articles 28(1) and 31(1) thereof,

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

Whereas:

(1)

On 26 February 2018 the Council adopted Decision (CFSP) 2018/299 (1).

(2)

Decision (CFSP) 2018/299 provides for an implementation period of 42 months, beginning on the date of conclusion of the financing agreement referred to in Article 3(3) thereof, for the activities referred to in Article 1 thereof (‘the implementation period’).

(3)

On 18 February 2021 the EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Consortium, in its capacity as the implementing entity, requested the authorisation of the Union to extend the implementation period until 17 May 2022 because of challenges arising from the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.

(4)

The activities referred to in Article 1 of Decision (CFSP) 2018/299 can be continued until 17 May 2022 without any consequences as regards financial resources.

(5)

Decision (CFSP) 2018/299 should therefore be amended accordingly,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Decision (CFSP) 2018/299 is amended as follows:

(1)

in Article 5, paragraph 2 is replaced by the following:

‘2.   This Decision shall expire on 17 May 2022.’;

(2)

section 4 of the Annex is replaced by the following:

‘4.   Duration

The total estimated duration of the implementation of the projects is 48 months. The projects will end on 17 May 2022.’.

Article 2

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

Done at Brussels, 16 April 2021.

For the Council

The President

A. P. ZACARIAS


(1)  Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/299 of 26 February 2018 promoting the European network of independent non-proliferation and disarmament think tanks in support of the implementation of the EU Strategy against proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (OJ L 56, 28.2.2018, p. 46).


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