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Council Decision 2005/395/CFSP

of 10 May 2005

amending Decision 2001/80/CFSP on the establishment of the Military Staff of the European Union

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on European Union, and in particular Article 28(1) thereof,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community, in particular Article 207(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1) The current organisation and structure of the Military Staff of the European Union (EUMS) do not take account of a number of its new tasks.

(2) Furthermore, regarding the conduct of autonomous military operations, in certain circumstances the Council may decide, upon the advice of the EU Military Committee, to draw on the collective capacity of the EUMS, in particular where a joint civil-military response is required and where no national Headquarters is identified.

(3) As a result, it is necessary to amend the terms of reference and organisation of the EUMS.

(4) On 12 April 2005 the Political and Security Committee recommended that the terms of reference and organisation of the EUMS be amended.

(5) Consequently, Decision 2001/80/CFSP(1) should be amended,

HAS DECIDED AS FOLLOWS:

Article 1

Council Decision 2001/80/CFSP is hereby amended as follows:

1.

Article 2 shall be replaced by the following:

Article 2

The terms of reference and organisation of the Military Staff of the European Union are defined in the Annex to this Decision.;

2.

Article 4 shall be replaced by the following:

Article 4

Members of the Military Staff of the European Union shall be subject to rules established in Council Decision 2003/479/EC of 16 June 2003 concerning the rules applicable to national experts and military staff on secondment to the General Secretariat of the Council(2);;

3.

The Annex to Decision 2001/80/CFSP shall be replaced by the Annex to this Decision.

Article 2

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

Article 3

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

Done at Brussels, 10 May 2005.

For the Council

The President

J. Krecké

ANNEXEUROPEAN UNION MILITARY STAFF (EUMS) TERMS OF REFERENCE AND ORGANISATION

1.Introduction

At Helsinki, the EU Member States decided to establish within the Council new permanent political and military bodies enabling the EU to assume its responsibilities for the full range of conflict prevention and crisis management tasks defined in the EU Treaty (TEU). As provided for in the Helsinki report, the EUMS, ‘within the Council structures provides military expertise and support to the CESDP, including the conduct of EU-led military crisis management operations’.

At its meeting of 12 and 13 December 2003, the European Council welcomed the document entitled ‘European Defence, NATO/EU consultation, planning and operations’. On 16 and 17 December 2004 the European Council endorsed the detailed proposals for the implementation of this document. The Terms of Reference of the EUMS are defined as follows:

2.Mission

The Military Staff is to perform early warning, situation assessment and strategic planning for missions and tasks referred to in Article 17(2) of the TEU, including those identified in the European Security Strategy. This also encompasses the identification of European national and multinational forces and to implement policies and decisions as directed by the European Union Military Committee (EUMC).

3.Role

4.Tasks

(a)Additional tasks in crisis management situations

(b)Additional tasks during operations

5.Organisation

6.Relations with third countries

The relations between the EUMS and the non-EU European NATO members, other third States, and candidates for accession to the EU are defined in the relevant documents on the relations of the EU with third countries.

APPENDIXOUTLINE ORGANISATION OF EUMS

ABBREVIATIONS

A
ACOS

Assistant Chief of Staff

ADMIN

Administration Branch

C
CEUMC

Chairman of the European Union Military Committee

CIS

Communications and Information Systems Division

Civ/Mil Cell

Civilian/Military Cell

CIVCOM

Committee for Civilian Aspects of Crisis Management

CMC SPT

Support to Chairman of the European Union Military Committee

CMSP

Civilian/Military Strategic Planning Branch

CONOPS

Concept of Operations

CRP/COP

Crisis Response Planning/Current Operations Branch

D
DDG/COS

Deputy Director-General and Chief of Staff of the European Union Military Staff

DGEUMS

Director-General of the European Union Military Staff

DOC/CON

Doctrine and Concepts Branch

E
EUMC

European Union Military Committee

EUMS

European Union Military Staff

EXE/TRG/ANL

Exercises, Training and Analysis Branch

EX OFFICE

Executive Office

F
FOR/CAP

Force and Capability Development Branch

I
INT

Intelligence Division

INT POL

Intelligence Policy Branch

ITS

Information Technology and Security Branch

L
LEGAL

Legal Adviser

LOG

Logistics Branch

LOG/RES

Logistics and Resources Division

O
OCPS

Operations Centre Permanent Staff

OHQ

Operations Headquarters

OPLAN

Operations Plan

OPSCEN

Operations Centre

OPS/EXE

Operations and Exercises Division

P
PERS

Personal Staff

POL

Policy Branch

POL/PLS

Policy and Plans Division

POL/REQ

Policy and Requirements Branch

PRD

Production Branch

R
REQ

Requirements Branch

RES/SPT

Resources Support Branch

U
UN MLO

United Nations Military Liaison Officer

(3)

Preliminary definitions:

Strategic planning

:

planning activities that start as soon as a crisis emerges and end when the EU political authorities approve a military strategic option or a set of military strategic options. The strategic process encompasses military situation assessment, definition of a POL/MIL framework and development of military strategic options.

Military strategic option

:

a possible military action designed to achieve the POL/MIL objectives outlined in the POL/MIL framework. A military strategic option will describe the outline military solution, the required resource and constraints and recommendations on the choice of the operations commander and OHQ.