Treaty of Lisbon/Article 1 - Treaty on European Union/Article 26

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45) Articles 27a to 27e, on enhanced cooperation, shall be replaced by Article 10 in accordance with point 22 above.

46) Article 28, renumbered 26, shall be amended as follows:

(a) paragraph 1 shall be deleted and the remaining paragraphs shall be renumbered accordingly; throughout the Article the words "budget of the European Communities" shall be replaced by "Union budget"; (b) in paragraph 2, renumbered 1, the words "which the provisions relating to the areas referred to in this Title entail" shall be replaced by "to which the implementation of this Chapter gives rise"; (c) in paragraph 3, renumbered 2, the words "the implementation of those provisions" in the first subparagraph shall be replaced by "the implementation of this Chapter" and in the second subparagraph the reference to Article 23 shall be replaced by a reference to Article 17; (d) the following new paragraph 3 shall be inserted and paragraph 4 deleted: "3. The Council shall adopt a decision establishing the specific procedures for guaranteeing rapid access to appropriations in the Union budget for urgent financing of initiatives in the framework of the common foreign and security policy, and in particular for preparatory activities for the tasks referred to in Article 27(1) and Article 28. It shall act after consulting the European Parliament. Preparatory activities for the tasks referred to in Article 27(1) and Article 28 which are not charged to the Union budget shall be financed by a start-up fund made up of Member States' contributions. The Council shall adopt by a qualified majority, on a proposal from the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, decisions establishing: (a) the procedures for setting up and financing the start-up fund, in particular the amounts allocated to the fund; (b) the procedures for administering the start-up fund; (c) the financial control procedures. When the task planned in accordance with Article 27(1) and Article 28 cannot be charged to the Union budget, the Council shall authorise the High Representative to use the fund. The High Representative shall report to the Council on the implementation of this remit.".