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69. Underlines in this regard that special attention should be paid to monitoring civilian crisismanagement where resources and different responsibilities are pooled from the Council, the Commissionand the Member States, so as to ensure optimum efficiency and coordination; 70. Recognises the usefulness of the joint consultation meetings between the bureaux of the Committeeof Foreign Affairs and the Committee on Budgets and the Chairman of the PSC, as provided for in theabovementioned Interinstitutional Agreement of 17 May 2006; at the same time supports the idea that theChairs and/or rapporteurs of Parliament's committees responsible for external action be involved in theactivities of the new Conciliation Committee for the new budget procedure if this is deemed necessary in thecontext of the annual procedure;71. Requests that, in the spirit of the said Interinstitutional Agreement of 17 May 2006, which providesfor a structured dialogue between the Council and Parliament, the Council should inform Parliament priorto the adoption of any decision entailing CFSP expenditure;72. Regards the total amount of EUR 1 740 million allocated to the CFSP for the period from 2007 to2013 as insufficient to achieve the ambitions and specific goals of the EU as a global player, whilerecognising that the CFSP funding agreed for 2008, amounting to EUR 285 million, represents animportant step forward compared to previous allocations of funds (and an increase of EUR 125 millionon 2007); underlines that this increase should be accompanied by stronger measures for parliamentary control and improved cooperation by the Council;73. Will make specific proposals about the financing and budgetary control of the EEAS in the contextof its forthcoming report on the matter;** *74. Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Council, the Commission, the governmentsand parliaments of the Member States, the Secretary-General of the UN, the Secretary General of NATO andthe President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
 Implementation of the European Security Strategy and ESDP
 European Parliament resolution of 5 June 2008 on the implementation of the European SecurityStrategy and ESDP (2008/2003(INI))
 (2009/C 285 E/04)
 The European Parliament
,having regard to the European Security Strategy (ESS) adopted by the European Council on12 December 2003,having regard to the Treaty of Lisbon, signed in Lisbon on 13 December 2007,having regard to the Presidency Conclusions of the European Council of 14 December 2007,having regard to the Reports on the European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP) by the EU CouncilPresidency of 18 June and 10 December 2007,
 26.11.2009 Official Journal of the European Union C 285 E/23
 Thursday 5 June 2008
having regard to the joint meeting of EU Defence and Development Ministers within the Council, heldon 19-20 November 2007,having regard to the Conclusions on Security and Development and the Conclusions on ESDP of theCouncil meeting on 19-20 November 2007,having regard to the Madrid Report issued by the Human Security Study Group on 8 November 2007,having regard to its resolution of 14 April 2005 on the ESS (
 ),having regard to its resolution of 16 November 2006 on the implementation of the ESS in the contextof the ESDP (
 ),having regard to the EU-Africa joint strategy adopted in Lisbon on 9 December 2007 and the appoint-ment of General Pierre-Michel Joana as Special Advisor to the EU High Representative for Africanpeacekeeping capabilities as from 1 March 2008,having regard to its resolution of 27 September 2007 on the ESDP operation in Chad and the CentralAfrican Republic (
 ),having regard to Rule 45 of its Rules of Procedure,having regard to the report of the Committee on Foreign Affairs (A6-0186/2008),A. whereas in 2007 and early 2008 the Council has taken important operational decisions in the field of ESDP and on the implementation of the ESS, including:a. the launching of an EU police mission in Afghanistan (EUPOL Afghanistan);b. the decision to launch an EU military operation in Chad and the Central African Republic (EUFORTchad/RCA);c. the reconfiguration and reduction of EUFOR Althea troops in Bosnia;d. the preparation for a civilian EU mission in Kosovo (EULEX Kosovo);e. the preparation for an EU security sector reform mission in Guinea-Bissau (EUSEC Guinea-Bissau),B. whereas in 2007 and early 2008 further developments in the field of ESDP capabilities and theimplementation of the ESS have been achieved, including:a. the adoption of a new Civilian Headline Goal 2010;b. the establishment of a Civilian Planning and Conduct Capability (CPCC) within theCouncil secretariat;c. the reaching of operational capability by the EU Operations Centre;d. the reaching of full operational capability to undertake rapidly and simultaneously two ESDPmilitary operations using the Battle Groups,
 C 285 E/24 Official Journal of the European Union 26.11.2009
 ) OJ C 33 E, 9.2.2006, p. 580.(
 ) OJ C 314 E, 21.12.2006, p. 334.(
 ) Texts Adopted, P6_TA(2007)0419.
 Thursday 5 June 2008
C. whereas 2007 and early 2008 have also witnessed continued shortfalls in the fields of ESDP and theimplementation of the ESS, including:a. the lack of an EU Civil Peace Corps, requested by the European Parliament since 2000, and of civilprotection and humanitarian relief capabilities, referred to in a number of Council and Commissiondocuments since the 2004 tsunami catastrophe;b. delivery delays and rising costs concerning the much needed long-range airlift capacity in the formof the Airbus A400M military transport aircraft;c. an imbalance in the contributions from Member States as regards the staffing of ESDP missions,thus limiting EU crisis management capabilities;d. problems in recruiting sufficient police officers for the mission in Afghanistan due to security concerns and a lack of individual career prospects on their return;e. delays in the launching of EUFOR Tchad/RCA due to unsuccessful force generation conferences, inparticular as regards the lack of helicopters;f. the failure as yet to sign the technical agreements drafted between the EU and NATO with a view to ensuring coordination in Kosovo between the International Security Force (KFOR) and thepossible future ESDP mission, and in Afghanistan between EUPOL and the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), due to opposition by Turkey,D. whereas the Treaty of Lisbon will introduce major innovations in the field of ESDP,E. whereas continuous efforts need to be made to avoid duplication and to increase interoperability withinthe EU, and whereas the most cost-effective way of doing this is to share and pool defence assets inorder to maximise Europe's defence capability,1. Reaffirms the conclusions of Parliament's previous resolutions concerning the ESS and ESDP;
 The Lisbon Treaty
 2. Welcomes the signature of the Lisbon Treaty, which will introduce major innovations in the field of ESDP, in particular by strengthening the office of High Representative, establishing a European ExternalAction Service and introducing an article on mutual defence assistance, a solidarity clause, permanentstructured cooperation in the field of defence and an extension of the ‘Petersberg tasks’; hopes that theratification process will be completed successfully and in a timely fashion in all Member States;congratulates those Member States that have already ratified the Lisbon Treaty; points out that Parliamentwill fulfil its responsibilities under the current Treaty and will closely monitor the implementation of any new innovations;3. Asks the Member States concerned to investigate the possibilities and possible impact of bringingunder permanent structured cooperation, as envisaged in the Lisbon Treaty, existing multinational forcessuch as Eurocorps, Eurofor, Euromarfor, the European Gendarmerie Force, the Spanish-Italian amphibiousforce, the European Air Group, the European Air Coordination cell in Eindhoven, the Athens MultinationalSealift Coordination Centre and all relevant forces and structures for ESDP operations;
 Assessing and complementing the ESS
 4. Invites the High Representative to assess in a White Paper the progress made, and any shortcomings,in the implementation of the ESS since 2003, including lessons learned from ESDP operations; the linkbetween external and internal aspects of security (fight against terrorism); the protection of borders andcritical infrastructure including protection against cyber-attacks; the security of energy supply as a challengefor civilian, economic, technical and diplomatic efforts; unresolved regional disputes in the EU's neigh
bourhood, i.e. Transnistria, Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Nagorno-Karabakh; humanitarian and security 
 26.11.2009 Official Journal of the European Union C 285 E/25
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