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Impact of the Lisbon Treaty on the Common Security and Defence Policy of the European Union 24 February 2013Joë l Schuyer.

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1 Impact of the Lisbon Treaty on the Common Security and Defence Policy of the European Union 24 February 2013Joë l Schuyer

2 EEAS - Crisis Management & Planning Directorate 2 CSDP Crisis Management Operations & Missions

3 EEAS - Crisis Management & Planning Directorate Military and Civilian Missions in CSDP framework

4 EEAS - Crisis Management & Planning Directorate 4 1. Institutional framework 2. Legal framework 3. Capabilities 4. Partnerships/Relations 5. Financial framework Impact of Lisbon on CSDP

5 EEAS - Crisis Management & Planning Directorate 5 1. Institutional framework

6 EEAS - Crisis Management & Planning Directorate 6 Institutional framework (1)  European Council becomes EU Institution TEU 13 (1)  Presidencies European Council & Foreign Affairs Council become permanent TEU 15 (5) & 27  High Representative (President FAC; Vice President Cion)  Is appointed by European Council; TEU 18  Implements CSDP;  Has right of proposal in CFSP/CSDP;  Represents EU in political dialogue;  Represents EU in CFSP / CSDP matters;  Is assisted by European External Action Service.

7 EEAS - Crisis Management & Planning Directorate 7 Institutional framework (2)  European External Action Service TEU 27 (3)  Works under direct authority of High Representative;  Closely cooperates with Member States;  Staff from Council GS, Cion and Member States  Contains CSDP structures (CMPD, CPCC, EUMS)  Assists Cion and European Council in area of external relations  Structures agreed by Council upon consultation with European Parliament; TEU 27 (3)

8 EEAS - Crisis Management & Planning Directorate 8 Institutional framework (3)  Institutional competences (Declaration 14)  NO new powers in CFSP to Cion;  NO increase of role of European Parliament;  Council retains prerogative →  Political & Security Committee continues, under authority of Council AND High Representative (EEAS), to exercise political control & strategic direction of CSDP missions and operations; (TEU 38) ;

9 EEAS - Crisis Management & Planning Directorate 9 2. Legal framework

10 EEAS - Crisis Management & Planning Directorate 10 Legal framework (1)  European Union  Gets legal personality TEU 47  May conclude agreements in CFSP area with States and International Organisations TEU 37  Procedure is outlined in Treaty on FUNCTIONING of EU:  Council authorizes opening of negotiations adopts negotiating directives, authorizes signature of agreements and concludes them. TFEU 218 (2) ;  High Representative may submit recommendation to Council to open negotiations; TFEU 218 (3)  Council nominates negotiator or head of negotiating team (depending on the subject of the agreement envisaged) TFEU 218 (3)

11 EEAS - Crisis Management & Planning Directorate 11 Legal framework (2)  Scope of CSDP includes TEU 43 (1)  Joint disarmament operations;  Humanitarian & rescue tasks;  Military advice and assistance tasks;  Conflict-prevention, peace-keeping, peace- making, post-conflict stabilisation;  Contributing to fight against terrorism.

12 EEAS - Crisis Management & Planning Directorate 12 Legal framework (3)  Council may entrust CSDP task to group of MS “which are willing and have the necessary capability”  These MS act in association with the HR TEU 44 (1)  Council is kept informed and stays in control at all times.

13 EEAS - Crisis Management & Planning Directorate Capabilities

14 EEAS - Crisis Management & Planning Directorate 14 Capabilities (1)  CSDP is conducted using capabilities provided by the MS TEU 42  MS establishing multinational forces (such as Battlegroups and Integrated Police Units) may make them available to the EU  Role of European Defence Agency defined in detail TEU 42 (3) & 45

15 EEAS - Crisis Management & Planning Directorate Relations & Partnerships

16 EEAS - Crisis Management & Planning Directorate 16 Relations & Partnerships  Relations and partnerships are based on shared principles such as: democracy, rule of law, human rights & fundamental freedoms, human dignity, equality, solidarity, respect for UN Charter and international law TEU 21  EU seeks to liaise with TEU 22 :  Third (=non-EU) countries  International, regional or global organisations (e.g. UN+agencies, Council of Europe, OSCE, OCDE)

17 EEAS - Crisis Management & Planning Directorate Financial framework

18 EEAS - Crisis Management & Planning Directorate 18 Financial framework  Under CFSP, operating expenditure will continue to be charged to:  MS for operations having military or defence implications  EU budget for other operations (e.g. civilian CSDP missions) Except when Council unanimously decides otherwise TEU 41 (2)  MS who have made a formal declaration under art. 31 (1) TEU are not obliged to contribute to the financing of operations having military or defence implications (e.g. Denmark: see Protocol 22 art. 5 to TEU)

19 EEAS - Crisis Management & Planning Directorate 19 Questions ?


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