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Athena Mechanism

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what changes have been made to the Athena mechanism in the last six months. (249697)

A number of changes have been made to the Athena mechanism in the last six months. The resulting revised Athena mechanism document 16561/08 dated 16 December 2008 has been published and can be found within the Council of the European Union's website at:

http://register.consilium.europa.eu/pdf/en/08/st16/st16561.en08.pdf.

I can confirm that the UK was successful in delivering our key goal of ensuring that the eligibility for common funding remained within previously agreed levels.