18 December 2017
The Hague Code of Conduct and ballistic missile non-proliferation in the framework of the implementation of the EU Strategy against Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction.
15 December 2014
Council decision in support of the Hague Code of Conduct and ballistic missile non-proliferation in the framework of the implementation of the EU Strategy against Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction.
21 October 2013
Council conclusions on ensuring the continued pursuit of an effective EU policy on the new challenges presented by the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and their delivery systems
23 July 2012
Council decision in support of ballistic missile non-proliferation in the framework of the implementation of the EU Strategy against Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction and of the Council Common Position 2003/05/CFSP (OJ L 196, 24.7.2012, p. 74).
18 December 2008
Council decision in support of the Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation in the framework of the implementation of the EU Strategy against Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (OJ L 345, 23.12.2008, p. 91).
“The EU undertakes to continue and intensify action to support the treaty regime (joint actions which have been adopted or are in the course of adoption to support the IAEA, the CTBTO and the safeguarding of radioactive sources), the Chemical Weapons Convention, the Biological Weapons Convention, Resolution 1540, the Hague Code of Conduct (plan to make the HCOC universal and financial support for setting up a secure internal HCOC data processing system), code of conduct on the safety and security of radioactive sources the guidance on imports and exports of radioactive sources, further diplomatic démarches to be envisaged in favour of the entry into force of the CTBT and the universalisation of BTWC, CWC, the amended convention of the physical protection of nuclear material and demarches, and in favour of starting negotiations on FMCT.”
12 December 2003
Adopted by the European Council on 12 December 2003. Chapter III contains a list of measures that need to be taken both within the Union and in third countries to combat such proliferation.
“The EU is committed to the multilateral treaty system, which provides the legal and normative basis for all non-proliferation efforts. The EU policy is to pursue the implementation and universalisation of the existing disarmament and non-proliferation norms. To that end, we will pursue the universalisation of the NPT, the IAEA Safeguard agreements and protocols additional to them, the CWC, the BTWC, the HCOC, and the early entry into force of the CTBT.” (paragraph 16)
17 November 2003
Council common position on the universalisation and reinforcement of multilateral agreements in the field of non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and means of delivery (OJ L 302, 20.11.2003, p. 34).
“The Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation is an important tool against the growing proliferation of ballistic missiles capable of carrying weapons of mass destruction. The Code establishes fundamental principles where previously there were none and represents a crucial step towards a possible multilateral arrangement to prevent ballistic missiles proliferation. The EU will:
– convince as many countries as possible to subscribe to it, especially those with ballistic missile capabilities,
– work together with other subscribing States to develop further and implement the Code, in particular the confidence building measures provided for in the Code,
– promote, where possible and appropriate, a closer relationship between the Code and the UN system.” (article 8)