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Parliamentary questions
20 January 2011
E-010852/2010
Answer given by Ms Malmström on behalf of the Commission

According to the Treaty of the establishment of the European Gendarmerie Force (EGF) of 18 October 2007, the High Level Interdepartmental Body (CIMIN) is the decision making body governing the EGF. CIMIN consists of reprentatives of the relevant ministries of each party. According to Article 4 of the EGF Treaty, EGF forces can be placed under civil authority or under militairy command for missions and tasks. Article 5 mentions the organisation at whose disposal EGF forces can be placed for missions. These organisations are the European Union (EU), the United Nations (UN), the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and other international organisations or an ad hoc coalition.

The European Commission does not have any responsibility for EGF missions or tasks within the framework mentioned above.

OJ C 279 E, 23/09/2011
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