Cologne European Council Declaration on the common policy on security and defence (4 June 1999)

In its ‘Declaration on strengthening the common European policy on security and defence’, the Cologne European Council of 3 and 4 June 1999 agrees to transfer from Western European Union (WEU) to the European Union (EU) the responsibility of decision-making and the capacity for action in the area of the ‘Petersberg tasks’.

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Source: Cologne European Council, Presidency Conclusions. Annex III. [ON-LINE]. [s.l.]: [06.06.2003]. Press: 0 Nr: 150/99. Available on

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