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Parliamentary questions
31 March 2011
E-001379/2011
Answer given by Ms Malmström on behalf of the Commission

According to Article 5 of the Treaty of the establishement of the European Gendarmerie Force (EGF) of 18 October 2007, the EGF may be placed at the disposal of the European Union. Article 4 of this Treaty relates to the missions and tasks of EGF, mentioning that EGF forces can be placed either under civil or under military command and that EGF may be used for performing security and public order missions.

According to Article 25 of the EGF Treaty, members of the EGF do not enjoy immunity from prosecution when deployed.

Article 13 of the EGF Treaty states that personnel must respect the law in force in the State on whose territory EGF forces are stationed or are in transit.

The Commission is not involved nor has any competence in the capabilities used by EGF.

OJ C 286 E, 30/09/2011
Last updated: 16 May 2011Legal notice