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Summary of Treaty


GENERAL DATA
Official Title Framework Agreement between the United States of America and the European Union on the participation of the United States of America in European Union crisis management operations
Type of Agreement Bilateral
Place of Signature Washington
Date of Signature 17/05/2011
Date of Entry Into Force 01/06/2011
Objective of Agreement The objective of the agreement is to lay down the conditions regarding the participation of a third State (United States of America) in Union crisis management operations. The present agreement establishes a framework for such possible future participation, rather than defining those conditions on a case-by-case basis for each operation concerned.
Remarks The agreement applies to crisis management operations to which the USA made a contribution after the signature of the agreement. The present agreement is an "EU only" agreement in the area of CFSP, concluded upon proposal from the High Representative. Provisional application as from the date of signature (Art. 10.2). Following the invitation from the EU to the third country to participate in an EU crisis management operation and the decision of the third country to participate, the third country shall associate itself with the Council decision deciding on the crisis management operation. The status of personnel seconded by the USA shall either be covered by the agreement of the status of mission concluded between the EU and the State(s) in which the operation is conducted, or for personnel located outside of the State(s) in which the operation is conducted, by separate arrangements between the headquarters and Montenegro. The USA retains jurisprudence over its personnel participating in the crisis management operations. USA Seconded personnel shall seek to carry out their duties solely in the interest of the EU civilian crisis management operation, while all personnel shall remain under the full command of their national authorities. The Head of Mission in case of civilian missions and the EU Operation Commander in case of military missions shall lead the operation and assume its day-to-day management. Any disciplinary actions should, however, be taken by the United States over its seconded personnel. The USA shall appoint a National Contingent Point of Contact (“NPC”) who reports to the Head of Mission / Operation Commander and shall be responsible for day-to-day discipline of the contingent. The United States shall bear the costs associated with its participation in any operation apart from the costs that are subject to common funding, such as running costs as set out in the operational budget of the operation.
OJ Reference L143, 31/05/2011, p. 2
Contracting Parties European Union, United States of America
Authentic Texts English
Subject Matters Foreign and Security Policy
North America
Clause(s)
Amendment and review Article 10 Agreement
Duration (Conditions) Article 10 Agreement
Entry into force conditions Article 10 Agreement
Provisional application Article 10 Agreement
Settlement of disputes Article 9 Agreement
EU PARTICIPATION
Ratification Status NOT
Conclusion Decision Council Decision 2011/318/CFSP of 31 March 2011 on the signing and conclusion of the Framework Agreement between the United States of America and the European Union on the participation of the United States of America in European Union crisis management operations; OJ L143 of 31/05/2011, p.1
Competence Exclusive
Legal Basis Treaty EU: Article 37
Treaty FEU: Article 218


Last Update :   29/07/2011