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Volume 48
8 November 2005


Contents

 

I   Acts whose publication is obligatory

page

 

 

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1813/2005 of 7 November 2005 establishing the standard import values for determining the entry price of certain fruit and vegetables

1

 

*

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1814/2005 of 7 November 2005 amending Regulation (EC) No 580/2004, establishing a tender procedure concerning export refunds for certain milk products

3

 

*

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1815/2005 of 7 November 2005 amending Regulation (EEC) No 2742/90 laying down detailed rules for the application of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2204/90

4

 

 

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1816/2005 of 7 November 2005 amending the import duties in the cereals sector applicable from 8 November 2005

5

 

 

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1817/2005 of 7 November 2005 fixing Community producer and import prices for carnations and roses with a view to the application of the arrangements governing imports of certain floricultural products originating in Jordan

8

 

 

II   Acts whose publication is not obligatory

 

 

Council

 

*

Notice concerning the entry into force of the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an association between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, of the other part

10

 

 

Commission

 

*

Commission Decision of 4 November 2005 amending Decision 2002/499/EC authorising derogations from certain provisions of Council Directive 2000/29/EC in respect of naturally or artificially dwarfed plants of Chamaecyparis Spach, Juniperus L. and Pinus L., originating in the Republic of Korea (notified under document number C(2005) 4235)

11

 

 

Acts adopted under Title V of the Treaty on European Union

 

*

Council Joint Action 2005/776/CFSP of 7 November 2005 amending the mandate of the European Union Special Representative for Moldova

13

EN

Acts whose titles are printed in light type are those relating to day-to-day management of agricultural matters, and are generally valid for a limited period.

The titles of all other Acts are printed in bold type and preceded by an asterisk.


I Acts whose publication is obligatory

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COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1813/2005

of 7 November 2005

establishing the standard import values for determining the entry price of certain fruit and vegetables

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Commission Regulation (EC) No 3223/94 of 21 December 1994 on detailed rules for the application of the import arrangements for fruit and vegetables (1), and in particular Article 4(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Regulation (EC) No 3223/94 lays down, pursuant to the outcome of the Uruguay Round multilateral trade negotiations, the criteria whereby the Commission fixes the standard values for imports from third countries, in respect of the products and periods stipulated in the Annex thereto.

(2)

In compliance with the above criteria, the standard import values must be fixed at the levels set out in the Annex to this Regulation,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The standard import values referred to in Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 3223/94 shall be fixed as indicated in the Annex hereto.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on 8 November 2005.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 7 November 2005.

For the Commission

J. M. SILVA RODRÍGUEZ

Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(1)  OJ L 337, 24.12.1994, p. 66. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 386/2005 (OJ L 62, 9.3.2005, p. 3).


ANNEX

to Commission Regulation of 7 November 2005 establishing the standard import values for determining the entry price of certain fruit and vegetables

(EUR/100 kg)

CN code

Third country code (1)

Standard import value

0702 00 00

052

48,9

096

25,4

204

58,0

999

44,1

0707 00 05

052

102,5

204

23,8

999

63,2

0709 90 70

052

113,3

204

45,2

999

79,3

0805 20 30, 0805 20 50, 0805 20 70, 0805 20 90

624

115,2

999

115,2

0805 50 10

052

70,6

388

79,4

528

60,8

999

70,3

0806 10 10

052

114,7

400

241,1

508

272,1

624

174,7

720

95,6

999

179,6

0808 10 80

052

93,3

096

15,6

388

97,6

400

136,7

404

103,5

512

71,0

720

30,2

800

146,2

804

82,0

999

86,2

0808 20 50

052

103,3

720

48,4

999

75,9


(1)  Country nomenclature as fixed by Commission Regulation (EC) No 750/2005 (OJ L 126, 19.5.2005, p. 12). Code ‘999’ stands for ‘of other origin’.


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COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1814/2005

of 7 November 2005

amending Regulation (EC) No 580/2004, establishing a tender procedure concerning export refunds for certain milk products

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1255/1999 of 17 May 1999 on the common organisation of the market in milk and milk products (1), and in particular Article 26(3) and Article 31(14) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Article 6 of Commission Regulation (EC) No 174/1999 of 26 January 1999 laying down special detailed rules for the application of Council Regulation (EEC) No 804/68 as regards export licences and export refunds in the case of milk and milk products (2) lays down the terms of validity of export licences, including those issued in respect of Commission Regulation (EC) No 581/2004 of 26 March 2004 opening a standing invitation to tender for export refunds concerning certain types of butter (3) and Commission Regulation (EC) No 582/2004 of 26 March 2004 opening a standing invitation to tender for export refunds concerning skimmed milk powder (4).

(2)

By way of derogation from Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 174/1999, Article 8 of Commission Regulation (EC) No 580/2004 (5), fixes the day from which export licences are valid.

(3)

The scope of Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 174/1999 in conjunction with Article 8 of Regulation (EC) No 580/2004 has at times been misinterpreted. To avoid any possible grounds for such misinterpretation, Article 8 of the latter Regulation should be amended.

(4)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Management Committee for Milk and Milk products,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

In Article 8(1) of Regulation (EC) No 580/2004, point (d) is replaced by the following:

‘(d)

the period of validity of the export licence referred to in Article 6 of that Regulation shall start on the closing date for the submission of tenders.’

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the third day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 7 November 2005.

For the Commission

Mariann FISCHER BOEL

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 160, 26.6.1999, p. 48. Regulation as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 186/2004 (OJ L 29, 3.2.2004, p. 6).

(2)  OJ L 20, 27.1.1999, p. 8. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1513/2005 (OJ L 241, 17.9.2005, p. 45).

(3)  OJ L 90, 27.3.2004, p. 64. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1239/2005 (OJ L 200, 30.7.2005, p. 32).

(4)  OJ L 90, 27.3.2004, p. 67. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1239/2005.

(5)  OJ L 90, 27.3.2004, p. 58. Regulation as amended by Regulation (EC) No 2250/2004 (OJ L 381, 28.12.2004, p. 25).


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COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1815/2005

of 7 November 2005

amending Regulation (EEC) No 2742/90 laying down detailed rules for the application of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2204/90

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2204/90 of 24 July 1990 laying down additional general rules on the common organisation of the market in milk and milk products as regards cheese (1), and in particular the second subparagraph of Article 3(3) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

The first subparagraph of Article 3(3) of Regulation (EEC) No 2204/90 provides for a Community penalty in cases where caseins and caseinates are used without authorisation in the manufacture of cheese. The penalty is equal to 110 % of the difference between the value of the skimmed milk needed to make 100 kg of caseins and caseinates resulting from the market price for skimmed-milk powder, on the one hand, and the market price for caseins and caseinates, on the other hand.

(2)

Article 4(1) of Commission Regulation (EEC) No 2742/90 (2) fixes the sum due on the quantities of casein and/or caseinates used without authorisation in the manufacture of cheese at EUR 65,00 per 100 kg, on the basis of the prices for caseins and caseinates recorded on the markets in the last quarter of 2001. That sum should be reduced in view of the market price for skimmed-milk powder and the market price for caseins and caseinates recorded in the second quarter of 2005.

(3)

The prices recorded on the markets in the second quarter of 2005 are EUR 200 per 100 kg for skimmed-milk powder and EUR 580 per 100 kg for caseins and caseinates.

(4)

Regulation (EEC) No 2742/90 should be amended accordingly.

(5)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Management Committee for Milk and Milk Products,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Article 4(1) of Regulation (EEC) No 2742/90 is replaced by the following:

‘1.   The sum due in accordance with Article 3(3) of Regulation (EEC) No 2204/90 shall be EUR 22,00 per 100 kg of caseins and/or caseinates.’

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the fifth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 7 November 2005.

For the Commission

Mariann FISCHER BOEL

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 201, 31.7.1990, p. 7. Regulation as amended by Regulation (EC) No 2583/2001 (OJ L 345, 29.12.2001, p. 6).

(2)  OJ L 264, 27.9.1990, p. 20. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 265/2002 (OJ L 43, 14.2.2002, p. 13).


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COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1816/2005

of 7 November 2005

amending the import duties in the cereals sector applicable from 8 November 2005

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1784/2003 of 29 September 2003 on the common organisation of the market in cereals (1),

Having regard to Commission Regulation (EC) No 1249/96 of 28 June 1996 laying down detailed rules for the application of Council Regulation (EEC) No 1766/92 as regards import duties in the cereals sector (2), and in particular Article 2(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

The import duties in the cereals sector are fixed by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1799/2005 (3).

(2)

Article 2(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1249/96 provides that if during the period of application, the average import duty calculated differs by EUR 5 per tonne from the duty fixed, a corresponding adjustment is to be made. Such a difference has arisen. It is therefore necessary to adjust the import duties fixed in Regulation (EC) No 1799/2005,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Annexes I and II to Regulation (EC) No 1799/2005 are hereby replaced by Annexes I and II to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on 8 November 2005.

It shall apply from 8 November 2005.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 7 November 2005.

For the Commission

J. M. SILVA RODRÍGUEZ

Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(1)  OJ L 270, 29.9.2003, p. 78. Regulation as amended by Regulation (EC) No 1154/2005 (OJ L 187, 19.7.2005, p. 11).

(2)  OJ L 161, 29.6.1996, p. 125. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1110/2003 (OJ L 158, 27.6.2003, p. 12).

(3)  OJ L 288, 29.10.2005, p. 47.


ANNEX I

Import duties for the products covered by Article 10(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1784/2003 applicable from 8 November 2005

CN code

Description

Import duty (1)

(EUR/tonne)

1001 10 00

Durum wheat high quality

0,00

medium quality

0,00

low quality

0,00

1001 90 91

Common wheat seed

0,00

ex 1001 90 99

Common high quality wheat other than for sowing

0,00

1002 00 00

Rye

36,51

1005 10 90

Maize seed other than hybrid

54,24

1005 90 00

Maize other than seed (2)

54,24

1007 00 90

Grain sorghum other than hybrids for sowing

36,51


(1)  For goods arriving in the Community via the Atlantic Ocean or via the Suez Canal (Article 2(4) of Regulation (EC) No 1249/96), the importer may benefit from a reduction in the duty of:

EUR 3/t, where the port of unloading is on the Mediterranean Sea, or

EUR 2/t, where the port of unloading is in Ireland, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Finland, Sweden or the Atlantic coasts of the Iberian peninsula.

(2)  The importer may benefit from a flat-rate reduction of EUR 24/t, where the conditions laid down in Article 2(5) of Regulation (EC) No 1249/96 are met.


ANNEX II

Factors for calculating duties

period from 2.11.2005-4.11.2005

1.

Averages over the reference period referred to in Article 2(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1249/96:

Exchange quotations

Minneapolis

Chicago

Minneapolis

Minneapolis

Minneapolis

Minneapolis

Product (% proteins at 12 % humidity)

HRS2

YC3

HAD2

Medium quality (1)

Low quality (2)

US barley 2

Quotation (EUR/t)

128,77 (3)

64,34

168,91

158,91

138,91

90,69

Gulf premium (EUR/t)

18,31

 

 

Great Lakes premium (EUR/t)

32,74

 

 

2.

Averages over the reference period referred to in Article 2(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1249/96:

Freight/cost: Gulf of Mexico–Rotterdam: 20,85 EUR/t; Great Lakes–Rotterdam: 29,54 EUR/t.

3.

Subsidy within the meaning of the third paragraph of Article 4(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1249/96:

0,00 EUR/t (HRW2)

0,00 EUR/t (SRW2).


(1)  A discount of 10 EUR/t (Article 4(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1249/96).

(2)  A discount of 30 EUR/t (Article 4(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1249/96).

(3)  Premium of 14 EUR/t incorporated (Article 4(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1249/96).


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COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1817/2005

of 7 November 2005

fixing Community producer and import prices for carnations and roses with a view to the application of the arrangements governing imports of certain floricultural products originating in Jordan

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EEC) No 4088/87 of 21 December 1987 fixing conditions for the application of preferential customs duties on imports of certain flowers originating in Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Morocco and the West Bank and the Gaza Strip (1), and in particular Article 5(2)(a) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Under Articles 2(2) and 3 of Regulation (EEC) No 4088/87, Community import and producer prices are fixed each fortnight for uniflorous (bloom) carnations, multiflorous (spray) carnations, large-flowered roses and small-flowered roses and apply for two-week periods. Under Article 1(b) of Commission Regulation (EEC) No 700/88 of 17 March 1988 laying down detailed rules for the application of the arrangements for the import into the Community of certain floricultural products originating in Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Morocco and the West Bank and the Gaza Strip (2), those prices are determined for two-week periods on the basis of weighted prices provided by the Member States.

(2)

Those prices should be fixed immediately so the customs duties applicable can be determined.

(3)

Following the accession of Cyprus to the European Union on 1 May 2004, it is no longer necessary to fix import prices for Cyprus.

(4)

Likewise, it is no longer necessary to fix import prices for Israel, Morocco and the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, in order to take account of the agreements approved by Council Decisions 2003/917/EC of 22 December 2003 on the conclusion of an Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Community and the State of Israel concerning reciprocal liberalisation measures and the replacement of Protocols 1 and 2 to the EC-Israel Association Agreement (3), 2003/914/EC of 22 December 2003 on the conclusion of an Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Community and the Kingdom of Morocco concerning reciprocal liberalisation measures and the replacement of Protocols 1 and 3 to the EC-Morocco Association Agreement (4) and 2005/4/EC of 22 December 2004 on the conclusion of the Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Community and the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) for the benefit of the Palestinian Authority of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip concerning reciprocal liberalisation measures and the replacement of Protocols 1 and 2 to the EC-Palestinian Authority Interim Association Agreement (5).

(5)

In between the meetings of the Management Committee for Live Plants and Floriculture Products, the Commission must adopt such measures,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The Community producer and import prices for uniflorous (bloom) carnations, multiflorous (spray) carnations, large-flowered roses and small-flowered roses as referred to in Article 1 of Regulation (EEC) No 4088/87 shall be as set out in the Annex hereto for the period from 9 to 22 November 2005.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the day of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 7 November 2005.

For the Commission

J. M. SILVA RODRÍGUEZ

Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(1)  OJ L 382, 31.12.1987, p. 22. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1300/97 (OJ L 177, 5.7.1997, p. 1).

(2)  OJ L 72, 18.3.1988, p. 16. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 2062/97 (OJ L 289, 22.10.1997, p. 1).

(3)  OJ L 346, 31.12.2003, p. 65.

(4)  OJ L 345, 31.12.2003, p. 117.

(5)  OJ L 2, 5.1.2005, p. 4.


ANNEX

(EUR/100 pieces)

Period from 9 to 22 November 2005

Community producer price

Uniflorous (bloom)

carnations

Multiflorous (spray)

carnations

Large-flowered roses

Small-flowered roses

 

21,57

13,95

35,59

16,79

Community import prices

Uniflorous (bloom)

carnations

Multiflorous (spray)

carnations

Large-flowered roses

Small-flowered roses

Jordan


II Acts whose publication is not obligatory

Council

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Notice concerning the entry into force of the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an association between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, of the other part (1)

With the instruments notifying completion of the procedures required for entry into force of the Euro- Mediterranean Agreement establishing an association between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, of the other part, signed in Valencia on 22 April 2002, having been exchanged on 22 July 2005, the Agreement entered into force on 1 September 2005, in accordance with Article 110 thereof.


(1)  OJ L 265, 10.10.2005, p. 2.


Commission

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COMMISSION DECISION

of 4 November 2005

amending Decision 2002/499/EC authorising derogations from certain provisions of Council Directive 2000/29/EC in respect of naturally or artificially dwarfed plants of Chamaecyparis Spach, Juniperus L. and Pinus L., originating in the Republic of Korea

(notified under document number C(2005) 4235)

(2005/775/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Directive 2000/29/EC of 8 May 2000 on protective measures against the introduction into the Community of organisms harmful to plants or plant products and against their spread within the Community (1), and in particular Article 15(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Under Directive 2000/29/EC, plants of Chamaecyparis Spach, Juniperus L. and Pinus L., other than fruits and seeds, originating in non-European countries, must not in principle be introduced into the Community. However, Directive 2000/29/EC permits derogations from this rule, provided that it is established that there is no risk of introduction of harmful organisms.

(2)

Commission Decision 2002/499/EC (2), provides for a derogation for the importation of plants of Chamaecyparis Spach, Juniperus L. and Pinus L., other than fruits and seeds, originating in the Republic of Korea, subject to specific conditions.

(3)

The United Kingdom has asked for an extension of that derogation.

(4)

The situation justifying that derogation remains unchanged and the derogation should therefore continue to apply.

(5)

Decision 2002/499/EC should, therefore, be amended accordingly.

(6)

The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on Plant Health,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Decision 2002/499/EC is amended as follows:

1.

Article 2 is replaced by the following text:

‘Article 2

Member States shall provide the Commission and the other Member States, before 1 August of each year from 2005 to 2008, with the information on quantities imported during the year prior to that date pursuant to this Decision and with a detailed technical report of the examination and/or tests carried out on these plants during the quarantine period referred to in point 10 of the Annex.

Any Member State, other than that of importation, in which the plants are introduced, shall also provide the Commission and the other Member States, before 1 August of each year from 2005 to 2008, with a detailed technical report of the examination and/or tests carried out on these plants introduced during the year prior to that date during the quarantine period referred to in point 10 of the Annex.’;

2.

Article 4 is replaced by the following:

‘Article 4

Member States may apply the derogations mentioned in Article 1 to plants imported into the Community in the following periods:

Plants

Period

Chamaecyparis:

1.6.2004 to 31.12.2007

Juniperus:

1.11.2004 to 31.3.2005, 1.11.2005 to 31.3.2006 and 1.11.2006 to 31.3.2007

Pinus:

1.6.2004 to 31.12.2007’

3.

in the second sentence of point 3 of the Annex, ‘2004’ is replaced by ‘each year’.

Article 2

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 4 November 2005.

For the Commission

Markos KYPRIANOU

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 169, 10.7.2000, p. 1. Directive as last amended by Commission Directive 2005/16/EC (OJ L 57, 3.3.2005, p. 19).

(2)  OJ L 168, 27.6.2002, p. 53.


Acts adopted under Title V of the Treaty on European Union

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COUNCIL JOINT ACTION 2005/776/CFSP

of 7 November 2005

amending the mandate of the European Union Special Representative for Moldova

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on European Union, and in particular Articles 14, 18(5) and 23(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

On 23 March 2005, the Council adopted Joint Action 2005/265/CFSP (1) appointing Mr Adriaan JACOBOVITS de SZEGED as European Union Special Representative (EUSR) for Moldova.

(2)

On 28 July 2005, the Council adopted Joint Action 2005/584/CFSP (2) extending the mandate of the EUSR until 28 February 2006.

(3)

On 2 June 2005, President Voronin of Moldova and President Yuschenko of Ukraine sent a joint letter, inter alia requesting the European Union to examine the possibilities for offering assistance in establishing an international customs control on the Transnistrian segment of the Moldovan-Ukrainian state border, as well as for creating an effective international monitoring mechanism on this segment of the border.

(4)

On 20 September 2005, the Political and Security Committee agreed to the establishment of an EU Border Mission for Moldova-Ukraine including through the reinforcement of the team of the EUSR for Moldova.

(5)

Given the new tasks of the EUSR for Moldova in relation to the EU Border Mission for Moldova-Ukraine, his mandate should be amended accordingly,

HAS ADOPTED THIS JOINT ACTION:

Article 1

Joint Action 2005/265/CFSP is hereby amended as follows:

(a)

the following point shall be added to Article 2(1):

‘(g)

to enhance the effectiveness of border and customs controls and border surveillance activities in Moldova and Ukraine along their common border, with a particular focus on the Transnistrian section, notably through an EU Border Mission.’;

(b)

the following point shall be added to Article 3(1):

‘(e)

through a support team led by a Senior Political Adviser to the EUSR:

(i)

assure political overview of developments and activities related to the Moldovan-Ukrainian state border;

(ii)

analyse the political commitment of Moldova and Ukraine to improving border management;

(iii)

promote cooperation on border issues between the Moldovan and Ukrainian sides, also in view of building preconditions for a settlement to the Transnistrian conflict.’;

(c)

in Article 5, paragraph 1 shall be replaced by the following:

‘1.   The financial reference amount intended to cover the expenditure related to the EUSR’s mandate shall be EUR 430 000.’;

(d)

in Article 8, the single paragraph shall be numbered 1 and a new paragraph shall be added as follows:

‘2.   The Council and the Commission shall, each within their respective powers, ensure consistency between the implementation of this Joint Action and external activities of the Community in accordance with the second subparagraph of Article 3 of the Treaty. The Council and the Commission shall cooperate to this end.’;

(e)

the second paragraph of Article 10 shall be replaced by the following:

‘It shall apply until 28 February 2006.’.

Article 2

This Joint Action shall enter into force on 1 December 2005.

Article 3

This Joint Action shall be published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Done at Brussels, 7 November 2005.

For the Council

The President

J. STRAW


(1)  OJ L 81, 30.3.2005, p. 50.

(2)  OJ L 199, 29.7.2005, p. 95.