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L 157/68 EN Official Journal of the European Union 26.6.

2003

(Acts adopted pursuant to Title V of the Treaty on European Union)

COMMON STRATEGY 2003/471/CFSP OF THE EUROPEAN COUNCIL


of 20 June 2003
amending Common Strategy 1999/414/CFSP on Russia in order to extend the period of its applica-
tion

THE EUROPEAN COUNCIL,


Having regard to the Treaty on European Union, in particular Article 13(2) thereof,
Having regard to the recommendation of the Council,
Whereas:
(1) Common Strategy 1999/414/CFSP of the European Union of 4 June 1999 on Russia (1) expires on
24 June 2003.
(2) It is considered necessary to amend this Common Strategy in order to extend the period of its appli-
cation,

HAS ADOPTED THIS COMMON STRATEGY:

Sole Article
In Part IV of Common Strategy 1999/414/CFSP the first point entitled ‘DURATION’ shall be replaced by
the following:
‘This Common Strategy shall apply until 24 June 2004. It may be prolonged, reviewed and, if neces-
sary, adapted by the European Council on the recommendation of the Council.’
This Common Strategy shall be published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Done at Thessaloniki, 20 June 2003.

For the European Council


The President
C. SIMITIS

(1) OJ L 157, 24.6.1999, p. 1.