18.10.2014   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 300/49


POLITICAL AND SECURITY COMMITTEE DECISION EUTM MALI/3/2014

оf 9 October 2014

on the appointment of the EU Mission Commander for the European Union military mission to contribute to the training of the Malian Armed Forces (EUTM Mali) and repealing Decision EUTM MALI/1/2014

(2014/719/CFSP)

THE POLITICAL AND SECURITY COMMITTEE,

Having regard to the Treaty on European Union, and in particular Article 38 thereof,

Having regard to Council Decision 2013/34/CFSP of 17 January 2013 on a European Union military mission to contribute to the training of Malian Armed Forces (EUTM Mali) (1), and in particular Article 5 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Pursuant to Article 5(1) of Decision 2013/34/CFSP, the Council authorised the Political and Security Committee (PSC), in accordance with Article 38 of the Treaty on European Union, to take the relevant decisions concerning the political control and strategic direction of EUTM Mali, including the decisions to appoint the subsequent EU Mission Commanders.

(2)

On 18 March 2014, the PSC adopted Decision EUTM MALI/1/2014 (2) appointing Brigadier General Marc RUDKIEWICZ as EU Mission Commander for EUTM Mali.

(3)

On 26 September 2014, Spain proposed the appointment of Brigadier General Alfonso GARCÍA-VAQUERO PRADAL as the new EU Mission Commander for EUTM Mali to succeed Brigadier General Marc RUDKIEWICZ.

(4)

On 30 September 2014, the EU Military Committee recommended that the PSC appoint Brigadier General Alfonso GARCÍA-VAQUERO PRADAL as EU Mission Commander for EUTM Mali to succeed Brigadier General Marc RUDKIEWICZ.

(5)

Decision EUTM MALI/1/2014 should be repealed.

(6)

In accordance with Article 5 of Protocol No 22 on the position of Denmark, annexed to the Treaty on European Union and to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, Denmark does not participate in the elaboration and the implementation of decisions and actions of the Union which have defence implications,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Brigadier General Alfonso GARCÍA-VAQUERO PRADAL is hereby appointed EU Mission Commander for the European Union military mission to contribute to the training of the Malian Armed Forces (EUTM Mali) as from 24 October 2014.

Article 2

Decision EUTM MALI/1/2014 is hereby repealed.

Article 3

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

Done at Brussels, 9 October 2014.

For the Political and Security Committee

The Chairperson

W. STEVENS


(1)  OJ L 14, 18.1.2013, p. 19.

(2)  Political and Security Committee Decision EUTM MALI/1/2014 of 18 March 2014 on the appointment of an EU Mission Commander for the European Union military mission to contribute to the training of the Malian Armed Forces (EUTM Mali) (OJ L 95, 29.3.2014, p. 30).