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10 July 2013


Contents

 

II   Non-legislative acts

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REGULATIONS

 

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Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 651/2013 of 9 July 2013 concerning the authorisation of clinoptilolite of sedimentary origin as a feed additive for all animal species and amending Regulation (EC) No 1810/2005 ( 1 )

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Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 652/2013 of 9 July 2013 amending for the 195th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network

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Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 653/2013 of 9 July 2013 establishing the standard import values for determining the entry price of certain fruit and vegetables

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DECISIONS

 

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Council Decision 2013/365/CFSP of 9 July 2013 amending Decision 2012/329/CFSP extending the mandate of the European Union Special Representative for the Horn of Africa

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Council Decision 2013/366/CFSP of 9 July 2013 amending and extending the mandate of the European Union Special Representative in Kosovo

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Council Decision 2013/367/CFSP of 9 July 2013 amending Decision 2012/389/CFSP on the European Union Mission on Regional Maritime Capacity Building in the Horn of Africa (EUCAP NESTOR)

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Council Decision 2013/368/CFSP of 9 July 2013 amending Decision 2012/392/CFSP on the European Union CSDP Mission in Niger (EUCAP Sahel Niger)

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Notice to readers — Council Regulation (EU) No 216/2013 of 7 March 2013 on the electronic publication of the Official Journal of the European Union (see page 3 of the cover)

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(1)   Text with EEA relevance

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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.


II Non-legislative acts

REGULATIONS

10.7.2013   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 189/1


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 651/2013

of 9 July 2013

concerning the authorisation of clinoptilolite of sedimentary origin as a feed additive for all animal species and amending Regulation (EC) No 1810/2005

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 September 2003 on additives for use in animal nutrition (1), and in particular Article 9(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003 provides for the authorisation of additives for use in animal nutrition and for the grounds and procedures for granting such authorisation. Article 10 of that Regulation provides for the re-evaluation of additives authorised pursuant to Council Directive 70/524/EEC (2).

(2)

Clinoptilolite of sedimentary origin was authorised without a time limit in accordance with Directive 70/524/EEC as a feed additive for use on pigs for fattening, chickens for fattening, turkeys for fattening, bovines and salmon by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1810/2005 (3). That additive was subsequently entered in the Register of feed additives as an existing product, in accordance with Article 10(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003.

(3)

In accordance with Article 10(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003 in conjunction with Article 7 thereof, an application was submitted for the re-evaluation of clinoptilolite of sedimentary origin as a feed additive for pigs for fattening, chickens for fattening, turkeys for fattening, bovines and salmon and, in accordance with Article 7 of that Regulation, for a new use for all other animal species, requesting that additive to be classified in the additive category ‘technological additives’. That application was accompanied by the particulars and documents required under Article 7(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003.

(4)

The European Food Safety Authority (‘the Authority’) concluded in its opinion of 12 December 2012 (4) that, under the proposed conditions of use, clinoptilolite of sedimentary origin does not have an adverse effect on animal health, the environment or, provided that adequate measures to protect users are taken, on human health, and that it has the potential to be efficacious as pellet binder and anticaking agent at 10 000 mg/kg of complete feedingstuff. The Authority does not consider that there is a need for specific requirements of post-market monitoring. It also verified the report on the method of analysis of the feed additive in feed submitted by the Reference Laboratory set up by Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003.

(5)

The assessment of clinoptilolite of sedimentary origin shows that the conditions for authorisation, as provided for in Article 5 of Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003, are satisfied. Accordingly, the use of that additive should be authorised as specified in the Annex to this Regulation.

(6)

As a new authorisation is granted in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003, Regulation (EC) No 1810/2005 should be amended accordingly.

(7)

Since safety reasons do not require the immediate application of the modifications to the conditions of authorisation, it is appropriate to allow a transitional period for interested parties to prepare themselves to meet the new requirements resulting from the authorisation.

(8)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Authorisation

Clinoptilolite of sedimentary specified in the Annex, belonging to the additive category ‘technological additives’ and to the functional groups ‘binders’ and ‘anticaking agents’, is authorised as an additive in animal nutrition, subject to the conditions laid down in that Annex.

Article 2

Amendments to Regulation (EC) No 1810/2005

In Annex II of Regulation (EC) No 1810/2005, the entry E 568, clinoptilolite of sedimentary origin, is deleted.

Article 3

Transitional measures

The additive specified in Annex and feed containing that additive, which are produced and labelled before 30 January 2014 in accordance with the rules applicable before 30 July 2013 may continue to be placed on the market and used until the existing stocks are exhausted.

Article 4

Entry into force

This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth 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, 9 July 2013.

For the Commission

The President

José Manuel BARROSO


(1)  OJ L 268, 18.10.2003, p. 29.

(2)  OJ L 270, 14.12.1970, p. 1.

(3)  OJ L 291, 5.11.2005, p. 5.

(4)  EFSA Journal 2013; 11(1):3039.


ANNEX

Identification number of the additive

Name of the holder of authorisation

Additive

Composition, chemical formula, description, analytical method

Species or category of animal

Maximum age

Minimum content

Maximum content

Other provisions

End of period of authorisation

mg/kg of complete feedingstuff with a moisture content of 12 %

Category of technological additives. Functional group: binders

1g568

Clinoptilolite of sedimentary origin

 

Additive composition

Clinoptilolite of sedimentary origin ≥ 80 % (Powder form).

 

Characterisation of active substance

Clinoptilolite (hydrated sodium calcium aluminosilicate) of sedimentary origin ≥ 80 % and clay minerals ≤ 20 % (free of fibres and quartz).

CAS Number 12173-10-3

 

Analytical method  (1)

For the determination of clinoptilolite of sedimentary origin in feed additive: X-ray diffraction (XRD).

All animal species

10 000

1.

For safety: it is recommended to use breathing and eyes protections and gloves during handling.

2.

Total quantity of clinoptilolite of sedimentary origin from all sources shall not exceed the maximum content of 10 000 mg.

30 July 2023

Category of technological additives. Functional group: anticaking agents

1g568

Clinoptilolite of sedimentary origin

 

Additive composition

Clinoptilolite of sedimentary origin ≥ 80 % (Powder form).

 

Characterisation of active substance

Clinoptilolite (hydrated sodium calcium aluminosilicate) of sedimentary origin ≥ 80 % and clay minerals ≤ 20 % (free of fibres and quartz).

CAS Number 12173-10-3

 

Analytical method  (1)

For the determination of clinoptilolite of sedimentary origin in feed additive: X-ray diffraction (XRD).

All animal species

10 000

1.

For safety: it is recommended to use breathing and eyes protections and gloves during handling.

2.

Total quantity of clinoptilolite of sedimentary origin from all sources shall not exceed the maximum content of 10 000 mg.

30 July 2023


(1)  Details of the analytical methods are available at the following address of the European Union Reference Laboratory for Feed Additives: http://irmm.jrc.ec.europa.eu/EURLs/EURL_feed_additives/Pages/index.aspx


10.7.2013   

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Official Journal of the European Union

L 189/4


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 652/2013

of 9 July 2013

amending for the 195th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 of 27 May 2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al-Qaida network, (1) and in particular Article 7(1)(a) and 7a(5) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 lists the persons, groups and entities covered by the freezing of funds and economic resources under that Regulation.

(2)

On 1 July 2013 the Sanctions Committee of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) decided to remove one natural person from its list of persons, groups and entities to whom the freezing of funds and economic resources should apply after considering a de-listing request submitted by this person and the Comprehensive Report of the Ombudsperson established pursuant to United Nations Security Council Resolution 1904(2009). Furthermore, on 25 June 2013, the Sanctions Committee of the UNSC decided to amend one entry on the list.

(3)

Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 should therefore be updated accordingly,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 is amended in accordance with the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the 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, 9 July 2013.

For the Commission, On behalf of the President,

Head of the Service for Foreign Policy Instruments


(1)  OJ L 139, 29.5.2002, p. 9.


ANNEX

Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 is amended as follows:

(1)

The following entry under the heading ‘Natural persons’ is deleted:

‘Abd Al Hamid Sulaiman Muhammed Al-Mujil (alias (a) Dr. Abd al-Hamid Al-Mujal, (b) Dr. Abd Abdul-Hamid bin Sulaiman Al-Mu’jil, (c) Abd al-Hamid Sulaiman Al-Mu’jil, (d) Dr. Abd Al-Hamid Al-Mu’ajjal, (e) Abd al-Hamid Mu’jil, (f) A.S. Mujel, (g) Abdulhamid Sulaiman M.Al Mojil, (h) Abu Abdallah). Date of birth: (a) 28.4.1949, (b) 29.4.1949. Place of birth: Kuwait. Nationality: Saudi Arabian. Passport No: F 137998 (Saudi Arabian, issued on 18.4.2004, expired 24.2.2009). Date of designation referred to in Article 2a (4) (b): 4.8.2006.’

(2)

The entry ‘Agha, Haji Abdul Manan (aka Saiyid; Abd Al-Manam), Pakistan.’ under the heading ‘Natural persons’ shall be replaced by the following:

‘Abdul Manan Agha (alias (a) Abdul Manan, (b) Abdul Man’am Saiyid, (c) Saiyid Abd al-Man (formerly listed as)). Title: Haji. Date of designation referred to in Article 2a (4) (b): 17.10.2001.’


10.7.2013   

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Official Journal of the European Union

L 189/6


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 653/2013

of 9 July 2013

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

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 of 22 October 2007 establishing a common organisation of agricultural markets and on specific provisions for certain agricultural products (Single CMO Regulation) (1),

Having regard to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 543/2011 of 7 June 2011 laying down detailed rules for the application of Council Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 in respect of the fruit and vegetables and processed fruit and vegetables sectors (2), and in particular Article 136(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Implementing Regulation (EU) No 543/2011 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 Annex XVI, Part A thereto.

(2)

The standard import value is calculated each working day, in accordance with Article 136(1) of Implementing Regulation (EU) No 543/2011, taking into account variable daily data. Therefore this Regulation should enter into force on the day of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The standard import values referred to in Article 136 of Implementing Regulation (EU) No 543/2011 are fixed in the Annex to this Regulation.

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, 9 July 2013.

For the Commission, On behalf of the President,

Jerzy PLEWA

Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(1)  OJ L 299, 16.11.2007, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 157, 15.6.2011, p. 1.


ANNEX

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

0707 00 05

MK

33,9

TR

105,8

ZZ

69,9

0709 93 10

TR

127,3

ZZ

127,3

0805 50 10

AR

86,5

UY

89,3

ZA

98,0

ZZ

91,3

0808 10 80

AR

176,6

BR

118,6

CL

150,1

CN

96,0

NZ

160,1

US

144,0

ZA

133,2

ZZ

139,8

0808 30 90

AR

110,2

CL

124,3

CN

72,5

ZA

127,4

ZZ

108,6

0809 10 00

IL

275,4

TR

204,6

ZZ

240,0

0809 29 00

TR

317,1

ZZ

317,1

0809 30

TR

209,3

ZZ

209,3

0809 40 05

IL

99,1

MA

99,1

ZA

125,3

ZZ

107,8


(1)  Nomenclature of countries laid down by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1833/2006 (OJ L 354, 14.12.2006, p. 19). Code ‘ZZ’ stands for ‘of other origin’.


DECISIONS

10.7.2013   

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Official Journal of the European Union

L 189/8


COUNCIL DECISION 2013/365/CFSP

of 9 July 2013

amending Decision 2012/329/CFSP extending the mandate of the European Union Special Representative for the Horn of Africa

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on European Union, and in particular Article 28, Article 31(2) and Article 33 thereof,

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

Whereas:

(1)

On 8 December 2011, the Council adopted Decision 2011/819/CFSP (1) appointing Mr Alexander RONDOS as the European Union Special Representative (EUSR) for the Horn of Africa.

(2)

On 25 June 2012, the Council adopted Decision 2012/329/CFSP (2) extending the mandate of the EUSR for the Horn of Africa until 30 June 2013.

(3)

The mandate of the EUSR should be extended for a further period of four months.

(4)

The EUSR will implement the mandate in the context of a situation which may deteriorate and could impede the achievement of the objectives of the Union's external action as set out in Article 21 of the Treaty,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Decision 2012/329/CFSP is hereby amended as follows:

(1)

Article 1 is replaced by the following:

‧Article 1

European Union Special Representative

The mandate of Mr Alexander RONDOS as the EUSR for the Horn of Africa is hereby extended until 31 October 2013. The mandate of the EUSR may be terminated earlier, if the Council so decides, on a proposal from the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (HR).

For the purposes of the mandate of the EUSR, the Horn of Africa is defined as comprising the Republic of Djibouti, the State of Eritrea, the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, the Republic of Kenya, the Federal Republic of Somalia, the Republic of the Sudan, the Republic of South Sudan and the Republic of Uganda. For issues with broader regional implications, including piracy, the EUSR shall engage with countries and regional entities beyond the Horn of Africa, as appropriate.

In view of the need for a regional approach to the inter-related challenges facing the region, the EUSR for the Horn of Africa shall work in close consultation with the EUSR for Sudan and South Sudan who shall retain primary responsibility for those two countries‧

(2)

Article 5(1) is replaced by the following:

‧1.   The financial reference amount intended to cover the expenditure related to the mandate of the EUSR for the period from 1 July 2012 to 31 October 2013 shall be EUR 4 900 000.‧

Article 2

Entry into force

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

It shall apply from 1 July 2013.

Done at Brussels, 9 July 2013.

For the Council

The President

R. ŠADŽIUS


(1)  OJ L 327, 9.12.2011, p. 62.

(2)  OJ L 165, 26.6.2012, p. 62.


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Official Journal of the European Union

L 189/9


COUNCIL DECISION 2013/366/CFSP

of 9 July 2013

amending and extending the mandate of the European Union Special Representative in Kosovo (1)

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on European Union, and in particular Article 28, Article 31(2) and Article 33 thereof,

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

Whereas:

(1)

On 25 January 2012, the Council adopted Decision 2012/39/CFSP (2) appointing Mr Samuel ŽBOGAR as the European Union Special Representative (EUSR) in Kosovo. The mandate of the EUSR is to expire on 30 June 2013.

(2)

The mandate of the EUSR should be amended and extended for a further period of 12 months.

(3)

The EUSR will implement the mandate in the context of a situation which may deteriorate and could impede the achievement of the objectives of the Union’s external action as set out in Article 21 of the Treaty,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

European Union Special Representative

The mandate of Mr Samuel ŽBOGAR as the EUSR in Kosovo is hereby amended and extended until 30 June 2014. The mandate of the EUSR may be terminated earlier, if the Council so decides, on a proposal of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (HR).

Article 2

Policy objectives

The mandate of the EUSR shall be based on the policy objectives of the Union in Kosovo. These include playing a leading role in promoting a stable, viable, peaceful, democratic and multi-ethnic Kosovo; strengthening stability in the region and contributing to regional cooperation and good neighbourly relations in the Western Balkans; promoting a Kosovo that is committed to the rule of law and to the protection of minorities and of cultural and religious heritage; supporting Kosovo’s progress towards the Union in accordance with the European perspective of the region and in line with the relevant Council Conclusions.

Article 3

Mandate

In order to achieve the policy objectives, the mandate of the EUSR shall be to:

(a)

offer the Union’s advice and support in the political process;

(b)

promote overall Union political coordination in Kosovo;

(c)

strengthen the presence of the Union in Kosovo and ensure its coherence and effectiveness;

(d)

provide local political guidance to the Head of the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX KOSOVO), including on the political aspects of issues relating to executive responsibilities;

(e)

ensure consistency and coherence of Union action in Kosovo;

(f)

support Kosovo’s progress towards the Union, in accordance with the European perspective of the region, through targeted public communication and Union outreach activities designed to ensure a broader understanding and support from the Kosovo public on issues related to the Union;

(g)

monitor, assist and facilitate progress on political, economic and European priorities, in line with respective institutional competencies and responsibilities;

(h)

contribute to the development and consolidation of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms in Kosovo, in cooperation with the EUSR for Human Rights, including with regard to women and children, in accordance with the Union’s human rights policy and the Union Guidelines on Human Rights;

(i)

assist in the implementation of the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue facilitated by the Union.

Article 4

Implementation of the mandate

1.   The EUSR shall be responsible for the implementation of the mandate, acting under the authority of the HR.

2.   The Political and Security Committee (PSC) shall maintain a privileged link with the EUSR and shall be the EUSR’s primary point of contact with the Council. The PSC shall provide the EUSR with strategic guidance and political direction within the framework of the mandate, without prejudice to the powers of the HR.

3.   The EUSR shall work in close coordination with the European External Action Service (EEAS).

Article 5

Financing

1.   The financial reference amount intended to cover the expenditure related to the mandate of the EUSR in the period from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014 shall be EUR 1 870 000.

2.   The expenditure shall be managed in accordance with the procedures and rules applicable to the general budget of the Union. Nationals of the countries of the Western Balkans region shall be allowed to tender for contracts.

3.   The management of the expenditure shall be subject to a contract between the EUSR and the Commission. The EUSR shall be accountable to the Commission for all expenditure.

Article 6

Constitution and composition of the team

1.   A dedicated staff shall be assigned to assist the EUSR to implement his mandate and to contribute to the coherence, visibility and effectiveness of Union action in Kosovo overall. Within the limits of his mandate and the corresponding financial means made available, the EUSR shall be responsible for constituting his team. The team shall include the expertise on specific policy issues as required by the mandate. The EUSR shall keep the Council and the Commission promptly informed of the composition of his team.

2.   Member States, institutions of the Union and the EEAS may propose the secondment of staff to work with the EUSR. The salary of such seconded personnel shall be covered by the Member State, the institution of the Union concerned or the EEAS, respectively. Experts seconded by Member States to the institutions of the Union or the EEAS may also be posted to work with the EUSR. International contracted staff shall have the nationality of a Member State.

3.   All seconded personnel shall remain under the administrative authority of the sending Member State, institution of the Union or the EEAS and shall carry out their duties and act in the interest of the mandate of the EUSR.

Article 7

Privileges and immunities of the EUSR and his staff

The privileges, immunities and further guarantees necessary for the completion and smooth functioning of the mission of the EUSR and the members of his staff shall be agreed with the host party or parties, as appropriate. Member States and the EEAS shall grant all necessary support to such effect.

Article 8

Security of EU classified information

1.   The EUSR and the members of his team shall respect the security principles and minimum standards established by Council Decision 2011/292/EU of 31 March 2011 on the security rules for protecting EU classified information (3).

2.   The HR shall be authorised to release to NATO/KFOR EU classified information and documents up to the level ‘CONFIDENTIEL UE/EU CONFIDENTIAL’ generated for the purposes of the action, in accordance with the security rules for protecting EU classified information.

3.   The HR shall be authorised to release to the United Nations (UN) and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), in accordance with the operational needs of the EUSR, EU classified information and documents up to the level ‘RESTREINT UE/EU RESTRICTED’ which are generated for the purposes of the Union action in Kosovo, in accordance with the security rules for protecting EU classified information. Local arrangements shall be drawn up for this purpose.

4.   The HR shall be authorised to release to third parties associated with this Decision EU non-classified documents related to the deliberations of the Council with regard to the action covered by the obligation of professional secrecy pursuant to Article 6(1) of the Council’s Rules of Procedure (4).

Article 9

Access to information and logistical support

1.   Member States, the Commission and the General Secretariat of the Council shall ensure that the EUSR is given access to any relevant information.

2.   The Union delegation and/or Member States, as appropriate, shall provide logistical support in the region.

Article 10

Security

In accordance with the Union’s policy on the security of personnel deployed outside the Union in an operational capacity under Title V of the Treaty, the EUSR shall take all reasonably practicable measures, in conformity with his mandate and the security situation in his geographical area of responsibility, for the security of all personnel under his direct authority, in particular by:

(a)

establishing a mission-specific security plan based on guidance from the EEAS, including mission-specific physical, organisational and procedural security measures, governing management of the secure movement of personnel to, and within, the mission area, as well as the management of security incidents and including a mission contingency and evacuation plan;

(b)

ensuring that all personnel deployed outside the Union are covered by high risk insurance as required by the conditions in the mission area;

(c)

ensuring that all members of his team to be deployed outside the Union, including locally contracted personnel, have received appropriate security training before or upon arriving in the mission area, based on the risk ratings assigned to the mission area by the EEAS;

(d)

ensuring that all agreed recommendations made following regular security assessments are implemented and providing the Council, the HR and the Commission with written reports on their implementation and on other security issues within the framework of the mid-term and mandate implementation reports.

Article 11

Reporting

The EUSR shall regularly provide the HR and the PSC with oral and written reports. The EUSR shall also report, as necessary, to Council working parties. Regular written reports shall be circulated through the COREU network. Upon recommendation of the HR or the PSC, the EUSR shall provide the Foreign Affairs Council with reports. In accordance with Article 36 of the Treaty, the EUSR may be involved in briefing the European Parliament.

Article 12

Coordination

1.   The EUSR shall promote overall Union political coordination. He shall help ensure that all Union instruments in the field are engaged coherently to attain the Union’s policy objectives. The activities of the EUSR shall be coordinated with those of the Commission, as well as those of other EUSRs active in the region, as appropriate. The EUSR shall provide regular briefings to Member States’ missions and Union delegations.

2.   In the field, close liaison shall be maintained with the Heads of Union delegations in the region and Member States’ Heads of Mission. They shall make every effort to assist the EUSR in the implementation of the mandate. The EUSR shall provide local political guidance to the Head of the EULEX KOSOVO, including on the political aspects of issues relating to executive responsibilities. The EUSR and the Civilian Operation Commander shall consult each other as required.

3.   The EUSR shall also liaise with relevant local bodies and other international and regional actors in the field.

4.   The EUSR, with other Union actors present in the field, shall ensure the dissemination and sharing of information among Union actors in theatre with a view to achieving a high degree of common situation awareness and assessment.

Article 13

Assistance in relation to claims

The EUSR and his staff shall assist in providing elements to respond to any claims and obligations arising from the mandates of the previous EUSRs in Kosovo, and shall provide administrative assistance and access to relevant files for such purposes.

Article 14

Review

The implementation of this Decision and its consistency with other contributions from the Union to the region shall be kept under regular review. The EUSR shall present the Council, the HR and the Commission with a progress report by the end of December 2013 and a comprehensive mandate implementation report at the end of the mandate of the EUSR.

Article 15

Entry into force

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

It shall apply from 1 July 2013.

Done at Brussels, 9 July 2013.

For the Council

The President

R. ŠADŽIUS


(1)  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.

(2)  OJ L 23, 26.1.2012, p. 5.

(3)  OJ L 141, 27.5.2011, p. 17.

(4)  Decision 2009/937/EU of 1 December 2009 adopting the Council's Rules of Procedure (OJ L 325, 11.12.2009, p. 35).


10.7.2013   

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Official Journal of the European Union

L 189/12


COUNCIL DECISION 2013/367/CFSP

of 9 July 2013

amending Decision 2012/389/CFSP on the European Union Mission on Regional Maritime Capacity Building in the Horn of Africa (EUCAP NESTOR)

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on European Union, and in particular Articles 28, 42(4) and 43(2) thereof,

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

Whereas:

(1)

On 16 July 2012 the Council adopted Decision 2012/389/CFSP (1). That Decision expires on 15 July 2014.

(2)

The current financial reference amount covers the period from 16 July 2012 until 15 July 2013.

(3)

Decision 2012/389/CFSP should be amended to extend the period covered by the current financial reference amount until 15 November 2013.

(4)

The Mission will be conducted in the context of a situation which may deteriorate and could impede the achievement of the objectives of the Union's external action as set out in Article 21 of the Treaty,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Article 13(1) of Decision 2012/389/CFSP is replaced by the following:

"1.   The financial reference amount intended to cover the expenditure related to EUCAP NESTOR for the first 16 months following the entry into force of this Decision shall be EUR 22 880 000. The financial reference amount for the subsequent period shall be decided by the Council.".

Article 2

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

Done at Brussels, 9 July 2013.

For the Council

The President

R. ŠADŽIUS


(1)  OJ L 187, 17.7.2012, p. 40.


10.7.2013   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 189/13


COUNCIL DECISION 2013/368/CFSP

of 9 July 2013

amending Decision 2012/392/CFSP on the European Union CSDP Mission in Niger (EUCAP Sahel Niger)

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on European Union, and in particular Article 28, Article 42(4) and Article 43(2) thereof,

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

Whereas:

(1)

On 16 July 2012, the Council adopted Decision 2012/392/CFSP (1) which expires on 15 July 2014.

(2)

The current financial reference amount covers the period until 15 July 2013.

(3)

Decision 2012/392/CFSP should therefore be amended to include a financial reference amount intended to cover the period until 31 October 2013.

(4)

The mission will be conducted in the context of a situation which may deteriorate and could impede the achievement of the objectives of the Union's external action as set out in Article 21 of the Treaty,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

In Article 13 of Decision 2012/392/CFSP, paragraph 1 is replaced by the following:

‧1.   The financial reference amount intended to cover the expenditure related to EUCAP Sahel Niger until 31 October 2013 shall be EUR 8 700 000. The financial reference amount for the subsequent period shall be decided by the Council‧.

Article 2

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

Done at Brussels, 9 July 2013.

For the Council

The President

R. ŠADŽIUS


(1)  OJ L 187, 17.7.2012, p. 48.


10.7.2013   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 189/s3


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