15.6.2021   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 212/1


POLITICAL AND SECURITY COMMITTEE DECISION (CFSP) 2021/959

of 10 June 2021

extending the mandate of the Head of Mission of the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (*) (EULEX KOSOVO) (EULEX KOSOVO/1/2021)

THE POLITICAL AND SECURITY COMMITTEE,

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

Having regard to Council Joint Action 2008/124/CFSP of 4 February 2008 on the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX KOSOVO) (1), and in particular Article 12(2) thereof,

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

Whereas:

(1)

Pursuant to Article 12(2) of Joint Action 2008/124/CFSP, the Political and Security Committee (PSC) is authorised, in accordance with the third paragraph of Article 38 of the Treaty, to take the relevant decisions for the purpose of exercising political control and strategic direction of the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX KOSOVO), including the decision to appoint a Head of Mission.

(2)

On 28 November 2019 the PSC adopted Decision (CFSP) 2019/1991 (2), appointing Mr Lars-Gunnar WIGEMARK as Head of Mission of EULEX KOSOVO for the period from 1 December 2019 to 14 June 2020.

(3)

On 11 June 2020 the Council adopted Decision (CFSP) 2020/792 (3), extending the mandate of Mr Lars-Gunnar WIGEMARK as Head of Mission of EULEX KOSOVO for the period from 15 June 2020 to 14 June 2021.

(4)

On 3 June 2021 the Council adopted Decision (CFSP) 2021/904 (4), amending Joint Action 2008/124/CFSP and extending the duration of EULEX KOSOVO until 14 June 2023.

(5)

The High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy has proposed to extend the mandate of Mr Lars-Gunnar WIGEMARK as Head of Mission of EULEX KOSOVO for the period from 15 June 2021 to 14 June 2022,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

The mandate of Mr Lars-Gunnar WIGEMARK as Head of Mission of the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX KOSOVO) is hereby extended for the period from 15 June 2021 to 14 June 2022.

Article 2

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

Done at Brussels, 10 June 2021.

For the Political and Security Committee

The Chairperson

S. FROM-EMMESBERGER


(*)  This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 (1999) and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.

(1)  OJ L 42, 16.2.2008, p. 92.

(2)  Political and Security Committee Decision (CFSP) 2019/1991 of 28 November 2019 on the appointment of the Head of Mission of the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX Kosovo) (EULEX Kosovo/2/2019) (OJ L 308, 29.11.2019, p. 105).

(3)  Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/792 of 11 June 2020 amending Joint Action 2008/124/CFSP on the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX KOSOVO) (OJ L 193, 17.6.2020, p. 9).

(4)  Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/904 of 3 June 2021 amending Joint Action 2008/124/CFSP on the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX KOSOVO) (OJ L 197, 4.6.2021, p. 114).