24.1.2019   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 21/66


RECOMMENDATION No 1/2018 OF THE EU-ISRAEL ASSOCIATION COUNCIL

of 27 December 2018

approving the extension of the EU-Israel Action Plan [2019/106]

THE EU-ISRAEL ASSOCIATION COUNCIL,

Having regard to the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the State of Israel, of the other part (1),

Whereas:

(1)

The Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the State of Israel, of the other part (‘the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement’), was signed in Brussels on 20 November 1995 and entered into force on 1 June 2000.

(2)

Article 69 of the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement gives the Association Council the power to take decisions and make appropriate recommendations.

(3)

Article 10 of the Rules of Procedures of the Association Council provides for the possibility of taking decisions or recommendations by written procedure between sessions, if the Parties so agree.

(4)

The extension of the EU-Israel Action Plan for three years will give the Parties the opportunity to take forward their cooperation for the coming years, including through the possible negotiation of partnership priorities,

HAS ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RECOMMENDATION:

Article 1

The Association Council, acting by written procedure, recommends that the EU-Israel Action Plan be extended for three years as of the date of the adoption of the extension.

Article 2

This Recommendation shall take effect on the date of its adoption.

Done at Brussels, 27 December 2018.

For the EU-Israel Association Council

President

F. MOGHERINI


(1)  OJ L 147, 21.6.2000, p. 3.