Sunday, June 19, 2011

WEU lives on, hereinafter called "the Ten"!

DECISION OF THE
COUNCIL OF THE WESTERN EUROPEAN UNION
ON THE RESIDUAL RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF THE WEU
(27 May 2011)
-Considering that Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands,
Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom agree that they shall, under international law, be
jointly liable for fulfilling the residual administrative obligations of the WEU and that, to this
extent, they will assume jointly the rights and obligations of the WEU;
- Considering that it is in the interest of the staff of the WEU and the States Parties that the
execution of the remaining WEU obligations with respect to personnel is ensured by a legal
entity, acting in its own name on behalf of the States Parties
- Considering that the States Parties and Member States of the European Union have jointly identified the European Union Satellite Centre as the legal entity to which shall be transferred the residual administrative obligations arising from the dissolution of the WEU. " LINK



Far-sighted

The Western European Union lives on!
16.06.2011 / 04:05 CET

A huge void will open up in Europe's institutional landscape at the end of this month, when the Western European Union (WEU) ceases to exist.

But international organisations do not simply disappear – they leave behind “residual administrative tasks”, which in this case have been entrusted to the EU Satellite Centre in Torrejón de Ardoz, near Madrid. The Satellite Centre will now administer the pensions of WEU officials and their social plan, and assist in the liquidation of WEU assets.

To that end, the Satellite Centre has been instructed by EU member states to recruit new staff, to be financed from a €5.3 million fund that is to be created by the ten states that launched the WEU in 1954 – Belgium, Germany, Greece, Spain, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and the United Kingdom.

The WEU, then, lives on in satellite form. The Satellite Centre was chosen for the new task because it is one of just two EU institutional descendants from the WEU. (The other being the Institute for Security Studies in Paris.)



In 2010, Mr. Lovrenčič was elected as Director of the European Union Satellite Centre.
From 2006 to 2009, he served as the EUSC’s Deputy Director. Mr. Lovrenčič received his B.A. magna cum laude in International Affairs from l'Université Américaine de Paris, France, and studied in Cairo, Egypt. He obtained his Master's degree in Foreign Service, with distinction, from Georgetown University, Washington D.C.. He also did post-graduate studies in the field of international security at John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. LINK

More info in the European Union Satellite Center:

Latest mentioned visitor at Torrejón was
03 June 2011: Mr. Krichbaum, German MoP, European Affairs Committee Chairman, who like Javier Solana was attending this years MUNICH SECURITY CONFERENCE. Link

"THE ROLE OF THE KINGDOM OF SPAIN

While the pocket scratch or the European governments, docile to the wishes of the emperor, but uneasy about the disaster of the economy, Rasmussen has decided to reorganize the terrorist organization.Between the barracks is eliminated Retamares Ground Command (Madrid), despite attempts by the girl NATO to keep it.When not possible, intended to be installed in Torrejón de Ardoz (Madrid) Air Operations Center.The proposal seems to have angered the military leaders of the kingdom, because they argue that there is already such a center, which will have to invest thirty million euros to renew it.Surely Comrade Rodriguez have said yes to all proposals for Rasmussen, happy to have their emperor." LINK

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1 comment:

Constance Cumbey said...

Very excellent information. Thank you for watching! I cannot help but notice that the "European Union Satellite Centre" the successor in power and money to the WEU is headquartered in Madrid, Spain. Hmmmmm????