24.7.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 192/28


COUNCIL JOINT ACTION 2007/520/CFSP

of 23 July 2007

amending and extending Joint Action 2006/304/CFSP on the establishment of an EU Planning Team (EUPT Kosovo) regarding a possible EU crisis management operation in the field of rule of law and possible other areas in Kosovo

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on European Union, and in particular Article 14 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

On 10 April 2006, the Council adopted Joint Action 2006/304/CFSP (1), which expires on 1 September 2007.

(2)

On 29 June 2007, the Political and Security Committee recommended that the EU Planning Team (EUPT Kosovo) should be extended for a further period until 30 November 2007.

(3)

The EUPT Kosovo should be able to recruit and train core personnel as necessary for the possible future European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP) crisis management operation before the adoption of a new United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) replacing UNSCR 1244.

(4)

Joint Action 2006/304/CFSP should be amended and extended accordingly,

HAS ADOPTED THIS JOINT ACTION:

Article 1

Joint Action 2006/304/CFSP is hereby amended as follows:

1.

in point (5) of Article 2, the second subparagraph shall be replaced by the following:

‘Recruiting and training personnel, as necessary before the adoption by the United Nations Security Council of a new Resolution replacing UNSCR 1244, who would constitute the core of the possible future ESDP crisis management operation, in view of its rapid deployment.’;

2.

Article 14 shall be replaced by the following:

‘Article 14

Review

By 30 September 2007 the Council shall evaluate whether EUPT Kosovo should be continued after 30 November 2007, taking into account the necessity of a smooth transition to a possible EU crisis management operation in Kosovo.’;

3.

Article 15(2) shall be replaced by the following:

‘2.   It shall expire on 30 November 2007’.

Article 2

The financial reference amount referred to in the second subparagraph of Article 9(1) of Joint Action 2006/304/CFSP as increased in Article 2 of Joint Action 2007/334/CFSP shall cover the expenditure related to the period from 1 January 2007 to 30 November 2007.

Article 3

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

Article 4

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

Done at Brussels, 23 July 2007.

For the Council

The President

L. AMADO


(1)  OJ L 112, 26.4.2006, p. 19. Joint Action as last amended and extended by Joint Action 2007/334/CFSP (OJ L 125, 15.5.2007, p. 29).