Since then, the European Union has set up its own permanent political and military structures for political control and strategic crisis management. In December 2002, the EU and NATO signed a strategic partnership agreement on crisis management as part of the ongoing EU-NATO cooperation and consultation agreements, known as “Berlin Plus”. This agreement will allow the EU to access NATO`s logistics and planning resources, including information, now. The EU will therefore be able to use these funds to carry out its own peacekeeping operations and to set up a rapid reaction force in 2003 that will eventually have 60,000 troops. The main objective of the European Community`s development policy is the eradication of poverty. This policy is implemented not only through bilateral and regional agreements, but also through specific programmes in certain areas such as health, in particular the fight against communicable diseases and education. Development policy also includes cooperation with international institutions and the participation of the Community and Member States in global initiatives, such as the initiative for highly indebted poor countries. 4. The European Parliament approves international agreements that create an institutional structure (Article 300). Although Parliament does not have explicit powers over the implementation of trade policy, the Commission regularly informs Parliament of developments in European trade policy. The European Union has also adopted a joint action (21 December 1998) in which organised crime is defined as: “A criminal organisation refers to a structured association of more than two persons formed over a period of time, which is constituted within the common framework, to commit offences that may be punishable by a custodial sentence or a maximum prison sentence of four years or a heavier sentence. whether these offences are an end in itself or a means of obtaining material benefits and, if necessary, of unduly influencing the functioning of public sector organizations. (a) Convention as a generic term: the 1969 Vienna Convention on Treaty Law uses the concept of “international conventions” in the broadest sense of the word.
On the one hand, it defines treaties as “international agreements” with certain characteristics. On the other hand, it uses the term “international agreements” for instruments that do not fit its definition of “treaty.” Article 3 also refers to “international agreements that have not been concluded in writing.” Although these oral agreements may be rare, they may have the same binding effect as contracts, depending on the intent of the parties. An example of an oral agreement could be a promise made by the foreign minister of one state to his counterpart in another state. The term “international agreements” in the general sense therefore encompasses the widest range of international instruments. The Constitution, which is currently being ratified, contains a section on humanitarian aid, which thus has a specific legal basis. The importance of this issue is underlined by the project to create a European Voluntary Humanitarian Aid Corps, which should create a framework for the common contributions of young Europeans in this area. The idea of EU membership of the ECHR has been frequently raised. However, in an opinion of 28 March 1996, the European Court of Justice ruled that the European Communities could not accede to the Convention because the EC Treaty did not provide powers to establish rules or conclude international human rights agreements. If you wish to ratify a nullity treaty, you should write a letter to the other party. In your letter, you explain why you want to ratify the treaty and why you think the treaty can be respected. Ask the other party to contact you and ask if they are ready to sign a ratification agreement.