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Political and Security Committee Decision EUPOL COPPS/1/2009 of 27 May 2009 on the establishment of the Committee of Contributors for the European Union Police Mission for the Palestinian Territories (EUPOL COPPS) (2009/412/CFSP)

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Article 1Establishment

A Committee of Contributors (CoC) for the European Union Police Mission for the Palestinian Territories (EUPOL COPPS) is hereby established.

Article 2Functions

1.The CoC may express views. The PSC shall take such views into account and exercise the political control and strategic direction of the Mission.

2.The CoC’s terms of reference are laid down in the document entitled ‘Consultations and modalities for the contribution of non-EU States to EU civilian crisis management operations’.

Article 3Composition

1.All EU Member States shall be entitled to be present at the CoC’s discussions. However, only contributing States shall take part in the day-to-day management of the Mission. Representatives of the third States participating in the Mission may attend the CoC’s meetings. A representative of the Commission of the European Communities may also attend the CoC’s meetings.

2.The CoC shall receive regular information from the Head of Mission.

Article 4Chair

For EUPOL COPPS, the CoC shall be chaired, in accordance with the terms of reference referred to in Article 2(2), by a representative of the Secretary-General/High Representative, in close consultation with the Presidency.

Article 5Meetings

1.The CoC shall be convened by the Chair on a regular basis. Where circumstances require, emergency meetings may be convened on the Chair’s initiative or at the request of a representative of a participating State.

2.The Chair shall circulate in advance a provisional agenda and documents relating to the meeting. The Chairman shall be responsible for conveying the outcome of the CoC’s discussions to the PSC.

Article 6Confidentiality

1.In accordance with Council Decision 2001/264/EC of 19 March 2001(1), the Council’s security regulations shall apply to the CoC’s meetings and proceedings. In particular, representatives in the CoC shall possess adequate security clearance.

2.The deliberations of the CoC shall be covered by the obligation of professional secrecy.

Article 7Taking effect

This Decision shall take effect on the day of its adoption.

Done at Brussels, 27 May 2009.

For the Political and Security Committee

The President

I. Šrámek

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