30.3.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 90/94


COUNCIL JOINT ACTION 2007/203/CFSP

of 27 March 2007

extending the mandate of the EU-team to contribute to the preparations of the establishment of a possible International Civilian Mission in Kosovo, including a European Union Special Representative component

(ICM/EUSR Preparation Team)

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on European Union, and in particular Article 14 and Article 25(3) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

On 15 September 2006 the Council adopted Joint Action 2006/623/CFSP on the establishment of a EU-team to contribute to the preparations of the establishment of a possible International Civilian Mission in Kosovo, including a European Union Special Representative component (ICM/EUSR Preparation Team) (1). That Joint Action expires on 31 March 2007.

(2)

On 27 February 2007 the Political and Security Committee recommended that the mandate of the ICM/EUSR Preparation Team be extended.

(3)

Joint Action 2006/623/CFSP should be extended accordingly,

HAS ADOPTED THIS JOINT ACTION:

Article 1

Joint Action 2006/623/CFSP is hereby extended until 31 July 2007.

Article 2

The financial reference amount of EUR 869 000 as set out in Article 9(1) of Joint Action 2006/623/CFSP shall be increased by EUR 807 000 in order to cover the expenditure related to the mandate of the ICM/EUSR Preparation Team from 15 September 2006 to 31 July 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, 27 March 2007.

For the Council

The President

P. STEINBRÜCK


(1)  OJ L 253, 16.9.2006, p. 29.