Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 257/2005 of 4 February 2005 laying down the weightings applicable from 1 July 2004 to the remuneration of officials, contract staff and temporary staff of the European Communities serving in third countries and of certa


Published: 2005-02-04

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17.2.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 46/1


COUNCIL REGULATION (EC, EURATOM) No 257/2005

of 4 February 2005

laying down the weightings applicable from 1 July 2004 to the remuneration of officials, contract staff and temporary staff of the European Communities serving in third countries and of certain officials remaining in post in the 10 new Member States for a maximum period of 15 months after accession

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community,

Having regard to the Staff Regulations of officials of the European Communities and the conditions of employment of other servants of the Communities laid down by Regulation (EEC, Euratom, ECSC) No 259/68 (1), and in particular the first subparagraph of Article 13 of Annex X thereto,

Having regard to the 2003 Act of Accession, and in particular Article 33(4) thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the Commission,

Whereas:

(1)

It is necessary to take account of changes in the cost of living in third countries and to determine accordingly the weightings applicable from 1 July 2004 to remuneration payable in the currency of the country of employment to officials, contract staff and temporary staff of the European Communities serving in third countries and of certain officials remaining in post in the 10 new Member States for a maximum period of 15 months after 1 May 2004.

(2)

The weightings in respect of which payment has been made on the basis of Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1785/2004 (2) may lead to retrospective upward or downward adjustments to remuneration.

(3)

Provision should be made for back-payments in the event of an increase in remuneration as a result of the new weightings.

(4)

Provision should be made for the recovery of sums overpaid in the event of a reduction in remuneration as a result of the new weightings for the period between 1 July 2004 and the date of entry into force of this Regulation.

(5)

Provision should be made for any such recovery to be restricted to a period of no more than six months preceding the date of entry into force of this Regulation and for its effects to be spread over a period of no more than 12 months as from that date, as is the case with the weightings applicable within the Community to remuneration and pensions of officials and other servants of the European Communities,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

With effect from 1 July 2004, the weightings applicable to the remuneration of officials, contract staff and temporary staff of the European Communities serving in third countries and of certain officials remaining in post in the 10 new Member States for a maximum period of 15 months after accession, payable in the currency of the country of employment, shall be as shown in the Annex hereto.

The exchange rates used to calculate this remuneration shall be established in accordance with the rules for the implementation of the Financial Regulation and shall correspond to the date referred to in the preceding subparagraph.

Article 2

1.   The institutions shall make back-payments in the event of an increase in remuneration as a result of the weightings shown in the Annex.

2.   The institutions shall make retrospective downward adjustments to remuneration in the event of a reduction as a result of the weightings shown in the Annex for the period between 1 July 2004 and the date of entry into force of this Regulation.

Retrospective adjustments involving the recovery of sums overpaid shall be restricted to a period of no more than six months preceding the date of entry into force of this Regulation. Recovery shall be spread over no more than 12 months from that date.

Article 3

This Regulation shall enter into force on the day of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 4 February 2005.

For the Council

The President

J. ASSELBORN


(1)  OJ L 56, 4.3.1968, p. 1. Staff Regulations and conditions of employment as last amended by Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 857/2004 (OJ L 161, 30.4.2004, p. 11).

(2)  OJ L 317, 16.10.2004, p. 1.


ANNEX

Place of employment

Weightings July 2004

Afghanistan (1)

0,0

Albania

87,7

Algeria

83,4

Angola

111,4

Argentina

58,0

Armenia (1)

0,0

Australia

93,7

Bangladesh

53,0

Barbados

111,9

Benin

87,0

Bolivia

48,2

Bosnia and Herzegovina

72,2

Botswana

68,7

Brazil

55,1

Bulgaria

74,0

Burkina Faso

82,0

Burundi (1)

0,0

Cambodia

64,3

Cameroon

97,9

Canada

75,9

Cape Verde

74,0

Central African Republic

109,3

Chad

114,2

Chile

69,5

China

74,5

Colombia

57,5

Congo

128,5

Costa Rica

68,7

Côte d’Ivoire

108,1

Croatia

99,0

Cuba

88,5

Cyprus

100,1

Czech Republic

80,9

Democratic Republic of Congo

137,5

Djibouti

94,5

Dominican Republic

48,5

Ecuador

68,1

Egypt

45,6

El Salvador (1)

0,0

Eritrea

39,0

Estonia

75,2

Ethiopia

68,1

Fiji

70,3

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

73,5

Gabon

112,8

Gambia

36,8

Georgia

88,2

Ghana

67,2

Guatemala

71,6

Guinea

76,6

Guinea-Bissau

137,0

Guyana

57,3

Haiti

101,4

Honduras (1)

0,0

Hong Kong

84,2

Hungary

74,4

India

47,6

Indonesia

74,7

Israel

88,5

Jamaica

82,7

Japan (Naka)

125,6

Japan (Tokyo)

133,9

Jordan

73,2

Kazakhstan

96,1

Kenya

72,5

Kyrgyzstan (1)

0,0

Laos

67,4

Latvia

72,4

Lebanon

88,9

Lesotho

72,6

Liberia (1)

0,0

Lithuania

73,7

Madagascar

56,8

Malawi

72,4

Malaysia

71,4

Mali

89,0

Malta

97,5

Mauritania

58,2

Mauritius

73,2

Mexico

71,1

Morocco

82,7

Mozambique

75,5

Namibia

83,4

Nepal

65,3

New Caledonia

119,8

New Zealand (1)

0,0

Nicaragua

64,7

Niger

87,6

Nigeria

69,0

Norway

125,1

Pakistan

50,1

Papua New Guinea

76,5

Paraguay

62,8

Peru

78,8

Philippines

47,2

Poland

69,2

Romania

49,8

Russia

102,5

Rwanda

77,6

Saudi Arabia

86,0

Senegal

78,7

Serbia and Montenegro

61,8

Sierra Leone

70,4

Singapore

93,6

Slovakia

84,9

Slovenia

82,3

Solomon Islands

80,8

Somalia (1)

0,0

South Africa

69,2

South Korea

90,2

Sri Lanka

53,6

Sudan

38,6

Suriname

53,1

Swaziland

70,0

Switzerland

117,3

Syria

64,3

Taiwan

86,1

Tajikistan (1)

0,0

Tanzania

57,9

Thailand

57,9

Togo

96,9

Trinidad and Tobago

69,3

Tunisia

73,8

Turkey

78,5

Uganda

71,9

Ukraine

92,0

United States (New York)

103,5

United States (Washington)

99,5

Uruguay

58,5

Vanuatu

114,7

Venezuela

63,1

Vietnam

51,0

West Bank/Gaza Strip

86,0

Yemen (1)

0,0

Zambia

47,1

Zimbabwe

51,9


(1)  Not available.