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Document 22010D0650

2010/650/EU: Decision No 2/2010 of the ACP-EU Council of Ministers of 21 June 2010 on transitional measures applicable from the date of signing to the date of entry into force of the Agreement amending for the second time the Partnership Agreement between the members of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, of the one part, and the European Community and its Member States, of the other part, signed in Cotonou on 23 June 2000 , as first amended in Luxembourg on 25 June 2005

OJ L 287, 4.11.2010, p. 68–69 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec/2010/650/oj

4.11.2010   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 287/68


DECISION No 2/2010 OF THE ACP-EU COUNCIL OF MINISTERS

of 21 June 2010

on transitional measures applicable from the date of signing to the date of entry into force of the Agreement amending for the second time the Partnership Agreement between the members of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, of the one part, and the European Community and its Member States, of the other part, signed in Cotonou on 23 June 2000, as first amended in Luxembourg on 25 June 2005

(2010/650/EU)

THE ACP-EU COUNCIL OF MINISTERS,

Having regard to the Partnership Agreement between the members of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, of the one part, and the European Community and its Member States, of the other part, signed in Cotonou on 23 June 2000 (1), as first amended in Luxembourg on 25 June 2005 (2) (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Cotonou Agreement’), and in particular Article 95(3) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

The Cotonou Agreement was concluded for 20 years commencing on 1 March 2000. However provision was made for the possibility of amending it through a revision process after each five-year period.

(2)

Negotiations for the first amendment of the Cotonou Agreement were concluded in Brussels on 23 February 2005. The Amending Agreement was signed in Luxembourg on 25 June 2005 and entered into force on 1 July 2008.

(3)

Negotiations for the second amendment of the Cotonou Agreement were officially launched at the ACP-EU Council of Ministers’ meeting on 29 May 2009 and were concluded in Brussels on 19 March 2010. The Agreement amending for the second time the Cotonou Agreement (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Agreement’), signed in Ouagadougou on 22 June 2010, will enter into force upon completion of the ratification procedures referred to in Article 93 of the Cotonou Agreement.

(4)

In accordance with Article 95(3) of the Cotonou Agreement, the ACP-EU Council of Ministers shall adopt transitional measures as necessary to cover the period from the date of signing to the date of entry into force of the Agreement.

(5)

The European Union, its Member States and the members of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Parties’) deem it appropriate to provide for the provisional application of the Agreement, to take effect as from the date of its signature.

(6)

The Parties will endeavour to complete the ratification process within two years from the date of signature of the Agreement,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Provisional application of the Agreement

The Agreement amending for the second time the Partnership Agreement between the members of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, of the one part, and the European Community and its Member States, of the other part, signed in Cotonou on 23 June 2000, as first amended in Luxembourg on 25 June 2005 (hereinafter ‘the Agreement’), shall be provisionally applied from the date of its signature.

Article 2

Implementation of this Decision and entry into force of the Agreement

The Union shall take all necessary measures to ensure the full implementation of this Decision. The Member States of the Union and the members of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States are invited to take the measures they deem appropriate in order to implement this Decision.

The Parties shall endeavour to complete all the necessary procedures to ensure the full entry into force of the Agreement within two years from the date of its signature.

Article 3

Entry into force and validity of this Decision

This Decision shall enter into force on the date on which the Agreement is signed.

It shall apply until the entry into force of the Agreement.

Done at Ouagadougou on 21 June 2010.

For the ACP-EU Council of Ministers

The President

P. BUNDUKU-LATHA


(1)  OJ L 317, 15.12.2000, p. 3.

(2)  OJ L 209, 11.8.2005, p. 27.


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