Status Of Forces Agreement Eu

The SOFA and Soma EU model give EU crisis management operations a wide range of privileges in the host state. These include privileges that are often included in agreements relating to a similar status, such as. B those relating to border crossing and freedom of movement within the territory of the host state, the installation and operation of communication equipment and equipment, and the repatriation of deceased personnel and their personal belongings. Other privileges, such as the right to display national flags and the insignia of their national constituent elements, are rarer. Others are quite remarkable: both the SOFA model and the soma require the host state to provide private legal entities free of charge at the request of EU operations for administrative and operational reasons. In addition, EU missions also enjoy immunity similar to those of diplomatic missions under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. Their official facilities, archives, documents and correspondence are unlivable, their facilities, furniture and other goods, as well as their means of transport, are protected from search, request, seizure or execution, while the missions themselves, their property and property enjoy immunity from any form of judicial proceedings and are exempt from national, regional and municipal taxes. We know how the EU has evolved with regard to militarisation, the European Defence Agency and the EU army, which, despite the protests of the Minister of State, all the other EU heads of state and government, say they will be put in place no earlier than 2021 and no later than 2023. That is exactly what they are looking for. I have not heard anyone in the armed forces here calling for additional protection for Irish soldiers. Adequate safeguards are available. If members of the armed forces were limited to UN missions, there is already a CANAPÉ to cover them. It is only when the situation becomes complicated, because you are part of an EU combat group or because it is a partnership mission for peace or linked to NATO, that you get into trouble.

It was reported that it was possible to embarrass soldiers when working with an EU combat group. I am embarrassed that they have been there, and many Irish people are ashamed to see Irish soldiers lining up with NATO troops around the world on missions supported either by NATO countries or by the EU. The Irish people have taken a stand in this country and called for us to respect neutrality. The agreement is in complete contradiction with this and we should oppose, as well as any other attempt to take the small steps that plunge us further into the EU military apparatus and the EU project or any NATO project associated with it. I am against the agreement and against a further reduction in Irish neutrality. 1. Units, formations or facilities normally composed of military or civilian personnel have the right, in agreement with the host Member State, to monitor all camps, facilities, headquarters or other premises that they occupy exclusively. The police of these units, formations or facilities can take all appropriate measures to ensure the maintenance of order and security in these premises. This document contains a legal analysis of the 2003 EU Agreement on the Status of the Armed Forces (EU SOFA) in the form of a commentary on its various provisions. The EU SOFA was signed on 17 November 2003 by representatives of EU governments on the sidelines of the General Affairs and External Relations Council in Brussels.