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A T H E N A 1 E UROPEAN U NION ATHENA ATHENA 2007 2007 E UROPEAN U NION ATHENA ATHENA 2007 2007 Council decision 2007/384/CFSP of 14 May 2007 ( OJ 13/06/2007.

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1 A T H E N A 1 E UROPEAN U NION ATHENA ATHENA E UROPEAN U NION ATHENA ATHENA Council decision 2007/384/CFSP of 14 May 2007 ( OJ 13/06/2007 L152/14 )

2 A T H E N A 2 COMMON COSTS – NATION BORNE COSTS COMMON COSTS - Financed through ATHENA -By Member States based on the GNI key -Limited to a list of common costs for each phase of operation -Limited by a budget -Only incremental costs NATION BORNE COSTS -Pre-financing by ATHENA -Reimbursement by Member and Third States based on usage -List approved by Special Committee for each operation -No budget: paid as used

3 A T H E N A 3 COMMON COSTS PREPARATORY PHASE « Incremental costs of transport and accommodation necessary for exploratory missions and preparations (in particular fact-finding missions and reconnaissance) by military forces with a view to a specific Union military operation »

4 A T H E N A 4 COMMON COSTS ACTIVE PHASE I) ANNEX III-A: all EU military operations A) HQS: OHQ + FHQ(s) + Component HQ(s) (air, sea, army, special forces) (air, sea, army, special forces) Transportation to/from/within theatre Communication and information systems (CIS) HQ facilities/lodging in theatre HQ facilities/lodging in theatre not for OHQAdministration Local Civilian Hires Representation and hospitality Information campaign by OHQ and FHQ

5 A T H E N A 5 COMMON COSTS ACTIVE PHASE I)ANNEX III-A: all EU military operations B) FORCES as a whole: -INFRASTRUCTURE -INFRASTRUCTURE common used a) airports, railways, harbours, roads, parking lots b) points of disembarkation, forward assembly areas, c) static force protection, storage facilities, d) engineering support - Identifications and markings (including ESDP medals) -MEDEVAC (emergency medical evacuations) -Reimbursements to/from a Member State, NATO, the United Nations etc.

6 A T H E N A 6 COMMON COSTS ACTIVE PHASE II) ANNEX III-B: when the Council so decides -Transport of the forces to/from theatre -Barracks, lodging for forces in theatre -Acquisition of information -satellite images, -theatre level intelligence, reco and surveillance, including Air to Ground Surveillance, -human intelligence -Multinational task-force HQs

7 A T H E N A 7 COMMON COSTS ACTIVE PHASE III) STRATEGIC AIRLIFT for short notice deployment of BG During the next two years, the Council will acceptDuring the next two years, the Council will accept Financing in common of incremental costsFinancing in common of incremental costs For EU Member StatesFor EU Member States When providing strategic airlift for short notice deployment of Battle Groups in accordance with the Battle Group concept.When providing strategic airlift for short notice deployment of Battle Groups in accordance with the Battle Group concept. The Council will determine the flat rates, below actual costs, applicable to the payment or reimbursement of these costs.The Council will determine the flat rates, below actual costs, applicable to the payment or reimbursement of these costs.

8 A T H E N A 8 COMMON COSTS ACTIVE PHASE IV) When requested by OpCdr + approved by Special Committee a) Essential additional equipment b) Medical services: roles 1, 2 and 3 facilities in theatre c) Acquisition of information d) Other critical theatre-level capabilities: -Demining insofar as necessary for the operation -Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear protection (CBRN) (CBRN) -Fuel storage and supply facilities -Storage and destruction of arms and ammunitions collected in theatre

9 A T H E N A 9 COMMON COSTS WINDING UP PHASE -Costs incurred for finding the final destination of equipment and infrastructure funded in common (sold, stored or given resulting costs) -Incremental costs of drawing up the accounts for the operation in accordance with Annex III for HQs (transport, accommodation, CIS, administration, etc.)

10 A T H E N A 10 NATION BORNE COSTS List decided by Special Committee for each operation OpCdr should make a proposal earlyOpCdr should make a proposal early So far, for forces as a whole: –Accommodation / Lodging –Messing, food, water –Laundry –Utilities (electricity, water) –Garbage removal –Welfare –Petroleum, oil and lubricants for aircraft and vehicles –Maps –Medical care –Communications

11 A T H E N A 11 NATION BORNE COSTS PROCEDURES: SAME AS FOR COMMON COSTS Same role for J8 Same procurement procedures Contracts in writing Payments when acceptance and invoice, with 2 signatures

12 A T H E N A 12 NATION BORNE COSTS PREFINANCING 1) FROM ATHENAs BUDGET 2) FROM PAYMENTS ON ACCOUNTS BY STATES EVEN IF NO BUDGET FOR NBCsEVEN IF NO BUDGET FOR NBCs GLOBAL ESTIMATE OF SPENDING NEEDED

13 A T H E N A 13 NATION BORNE COSTS DIFFICULTY: BILLING THE STATES -Requires same accounting as common costs -Plus statements of « who is using what? » (certified in theatre by Senior National Officer of each State) -FHQ sends to ATHENA-Brussels each month: -Statements of expenditure per NBC item + -Statements of « who used what » ATHENA-Brussels bills the States & collects reimbursementsATHENA-Brussels bills the States & collects reimbursements Probably requires a second accounting sectionProbably requires a second accounting section Local personnel may be hired to help, but accountants neededLocal personnel may be hired to help, but accountants needed

14 A T H E N A 14 COMMON COSTS – NATION BORNE COSTS -HQs have no authority to contract in areas which are neither common costs nor NBCs -Request from Special Committee authorisation(s) on what should be financed in common or managed in common within the limits of reason

15 E UROPEAN U NION ATHENA ATHENA E UROPEAN U NION ATHENA ATHENA QUESTIONS ?


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