27.4.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 106/36


COUNCIL JOINT ACTION 2005/330/CFSP

of 26 April 2005

amending the mandate of the Special Representative of the European Union for the South Caucasus

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

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

Whereas:

(1)

On 8 December 2003 the Council adopted Joint Action 2003/872/CFSP (1) amending and extending until 30 June 2004 the mandate of the Special Representative of the European Union for the South Caucasus (‘EUSR’).

(2)

On 2 February 2005, the Council adopted Joint Action 2005/100/CFSP, extending the mandate of the EUSR for the South Caucasus until 31 August 2005.

(3)

Following the closure of the OSCE border monitoring mission in Georgia, the Political and Security Committee agreed on 8 March 2005 to respond to the situation by strengthening the EUSR for the South Caucasus.

(4)

The mandate of the EUSR should be amended accordingly,

HAS ADOPTED THIS JOINT ACTION:

Article 1

Joint Action 2003/872/CFSP shall be amended as follows:

 

In Article 3 the following shall be added:

‘h)

through a support team in Tbilisi, provide the European Union with reporting and a continued assessment of the border situation and to facilitate confidence-building between Georgia and the Russian Federation, thereby ensuring efficient co-operation and liaison with all relevant actors.’

Article 2

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

It shall apply as of 4 April 2005.

Article 3

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

Done at Luxembourg, 26 April 2005.

For the Council

The President

F. BODEN


(1)  OJ L 326, 13.12.2003, p. 44, Joint Action as last amended by Joint Action 2005/100/CFSP (OJ L 31 4.2.2005, p. 74).