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Council Decision 2008/975/CFSP (repealed)Show full title

Council Decision 2008/975/CFSP of 18 December 2008 establishing a mechanism to administer the financing of the common costs of European Union operations having military or defence implications (Athena) (repealed)

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Article 8The operation commander

1.The operation commander shall discharge his/her duties on behalf of ATHENA in relation to the financing of the common costs of the operation which he/she commands.

2.For the operation which he/she commands, the operation commander shall:

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send the administrator his/her proposals for the ‘expenditure — operational common costs’ section of the draft budgets;

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as authorising officer, implement the appropriations relating to the operational common costs; he/she shall exercise his/her authority over any person participating in the implementation of those appropriations, including pre-financing; he/she may award contracts and enter into contracts on behalf of ATHENA; he/she shall open a bank account on behalf of ATHENA for the operation which he/she commands.

3.The operation commander shall be authorised to adopt any measures which he/she deems necessary to implement the expenditure financed through ATHENA, for the operation which he/she commands. He/she shall inform the administrator and the Special Committee thereof.

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