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Document 32020D1134

Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/1134 of 30 July 2020 amending Decision (CFSP) 2017/915 on Union outreach activities in support of the implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty

ST/9485/2020/INIT

OJ L 247, 31.7.2020, p. 24–24 (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/2020/1134/oj

31.7.2020   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 247/24


COUNCIL DECISION (CFSP) 2020/1134

of 30 July 2020

amending Decision (CFSP) 2017/915 on Union outreach activities in support of the implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty

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 29 May 2017, the Council adopted Decision (CFSP) 2017/915 (1).

(2)

Decision (CFSP) 2017/915 provides for an implementation period of 36 months for the activities referred to in Article 1 of that Decision from the date of conclusion of the financing agreements referred to in Article 3(3) thereof.

(3)

On 22 and 29 June 2020 respectively, the German Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA) and Expertise France, in their respective capacities as implementing agencies, requested an extension of the implementation period of Decision (CFSP) 2017/915 until 30 June 2021, due to challenges arising from the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.

(4)

The continuation of the activities referred to in Article 1 of Decision (CFSP) 2017/915 does not have any implication as regards financial resources until 30 June 2021.

(5)

Decision (CFSP) 2017/915 should be amended accordingly,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Article 5 of Decision (CFSP) 2017/915 is hereby replaced by the following:

‘Article 5

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

It shall expire on 30 June 2021.’.

Article 2

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

Done at Brussels, 30 July 2020.

For the Council

The President

M. ROTH


(1)  Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/915 of 29 May 2017 on Union outreach activities in support of the implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty (OJ L 139, 30.5.2017, p. 38).


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