Article 218, paragraph 6, of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFUE) provides that “the Council, on the proposal of the negotiator, adopts a decision on the conclusion of the agreement.” In addition, this article provides that the Council, unless the agreements deal exclusively with the common foreign and security policy, with the decision to conclude the agreement, after approval by the European Parliament, where the agreements cover areas either of the ordinary legislative procedure or the specific legislative procedure, where the approval of the European Parliament is required. The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species, also known as the Migratory Species Convention (MSC) or Bonn Convention, is an international convention to preserve migratory species in their migration areas. The agreement was signed under the auspices of the United Nations Environment Programme and deals with global wildlife and habitat conservation.  The conclusion of an international agreement on behalf of the Union requires the participation of the Council and the European Parliament (Article 218, paragraph 3, of the Treaty). Changes to international agreements can vary to some extent, ranging from purely technical adaptations to substantial changes that require significant adjustments to the structure of the agreement. The characterisation of the amendment may have an impact on the internal procedure of the Union to be applied in approving the amendment in question. 1. The contracting parties provide for the fulfilment of the secretarial tasks relating to this agreement, taking into account existing arrangements under other international agreements relating to the prevention of pollution of the marine environment in the same region as this agreement. The CMS acts as a framework convention and encourages its states parties to conclude global or regional agreements. Article V of the convention defines what should be contained in the agreements concluded under its aegis.
These agreements are generally legally binding treaties aimed at “returning or maintaining a favourable state of conservation for the migratory species concerned.” So far, seven agreements have been signed and are:  For more information on the new Bonn Agreement website www.bonnagreement.org/ The change in the scope of an international agreement should normally be seen as a substantive change that necessities the application of the concluding procedure, namely Article 218, paragraph 3, paragraph 6, of the EUF. 3. The Commission or the Eu`s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, where the proposed agreement focuses exclusively or primarily on the common foreign and security policy, makes recommendations to the Council authorising the opening of negotiations and, depending on the objective envisaged, the EU negotiator or the head of the EU negotiating team. Whereas in the case of purely technical changes or that can be adopted by “acts of execution”, a simplified procedure can be applied (i.e.: