Decision of the EEA Joint Committee No 10/2005 of 8 February 2005 amending Annex VI (Social security) to the EEA Agreement


Published: 2005-02-08

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23.6.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 161/22
DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE
No 10/2005
of 8 February 2005
amending Annex VI (Social security) to the EEA Agreement
THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE,
Having regard to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, as amended by the Protocol adjusting the Agreement on the European Economic Area, hereinafter referred to as ‘the Agreement’, and in particular Article 98 thereof,
Whereas:

(1)

Annex VI to the Agreement was amended by Decision of the EEA Joint Committee No 169/2004 of 3 December 2004 (1).

(2)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1851/2003 of 17 October 2003 amending Council Regulation (EEC) No 574/72 laying down the procedure for implementing Regulation (EEC) No 1408/71 on the application of social security schemes to employed persons, to self-employed persons and to members of their families moving within the Community (2) is to be incorporated into the Agreement.
HAS DECIDED AS FOLLOWS:
Article 1
Point 2 (Council Regulation (EEC) No 574/72) of Annex VI to the Agreement shall be amended as follows:

1.

The following indent shall be added:
‘—


32003 R 1851: Commission Regulation (EC) No 1851/2003 of 17 October 2003 (OJ L 271, 22.10.2003, p. 3).’

2.

The heading of adaptation (b) shall be replaced by the following:
‘Annex 2 shall be amended as follows:’

3.

The following shall be inserted before the heading ‘ZA. ICELAND’ in adaptation (b):
‘(A)

Section “D. GERMANY” shall be amended as follows:

1.

The text of paragraph 2(a)(i) shall be amended as follows:

(i)

The text of the first indent shall be replaced by the following:

“—

if the person concerned is resident in Iceland or in the Netherlands or is an Icelandic or Netherlands national resident in the territory of a non-Contracting Party:
Landesversicherungsanstalt Westfalen (Regional Insurance Office of Westphalia), Münster.”

(ii)

The text of the fifth indent shall be replaced by the following:

“—

if the person concerned is resident in Denmark, Finland, Norway or Sweden or is a Danish, Finnish, Norwegian or Swedish national resident in the territory of a non-Contracting Party:
Landesversicherungsanstalt Schleswig-Holstein (Regional Insurance Office of Schleswig-Holstein), Lübeck.”

(iii)

The text of the seventh indent shall be replaced by the following:

“—

if the person concerned is resident in Greece or in Liechtenstein or is a Greek or Liechtenstein national resident in the territory of a non-Contracting Party:
Landesversicherungsanstalt Baden-Württemberg (Regional Insurance Office of Baden-Württemberg), Karlsruhe.”

2.

The text of paragraph 2(b)(i) shall be amended as follows:

(i)

The text of the first indent shall be replaced by the following:

“—

if the last contribution under the legislation of another Contracting Party was paid into an Icelandic or Netherlands pension insurance institution:
Landesversicherungsanstalt Westfalen (Regional Insurance Office of Westphalia), Münster.”

(ii)

The text of the fifth indent shall be replaced by the following:

“—

if the last contribution under the legislation of another Contracting Party was paid into a Danish, Finnish, Norwegian or Swedish pension insurance institution:
Landesversicherungsanstalt Schleswig-Holstein (Regional Insurance Office of Schleswig-Holstein), Lübeck.”

(iii)

The text of the seventh indent shall be replaced by the following:

“—

if the last contribution under the legislation of another Contracting Party was paid into a Greek or Liechtenstein pension insurance institution:
Landesversicherungsanstalt Baden-Württemberg (Regional Insurance Office of Baden-Württemberg), Karlsruhe.”

(B)

The following shall be added at the end of Annex 2:’

4.

The heading of adaptation (c) shall be replaced by the following:
‘Annex 3 shall be amended as follows:’

5.

The following shall be inserted before the heading ‘ZA. ICELAND’ in adaptation (c):
‘(A)

Section “D. GERMANY” shall be amended as follows:

1.

The text of paragraph 3(a)(v) shall be replaced by the following:
“dealings with Iceland and the Netherlands:
Landesversicherungsanstalt Westfalen (Regional Insurance Office of Westphalia), Münster.”

2.

The text of paragraph 3(a)(vi) shall be replaced by the following:
“dealings with Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden:
Landesversicherungsanstalt Schleswig-Holstein (Regional Insurance Office of Schleswig-Holstein), Lübeck.”

3.

The text of paragraph 3(a)(viii) shall be replaced by the following:
“dealings with Greece and Liechtenstein:
Landesversicherungsanstalt Baden-Württemberg (Regional Insurance Office of Baden-Württemberg), Karlsruhe.”

(B)

The following shall be added at the end of Annex 3:’

6.

The heading of adaptation (d) shall be replaced by the following:
‘Annex 4 shall be amended as follows:’

7.

The following shall be inserted before the entry regarding Liechtenstein:
‘(A)

Section “D. GERMANY” shall be amended as follows:

1.

The text of paragraph 3(b)(ii) shall be replaced by the following:
“dealings with Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden:
Landesversicherungsanstalt Schleswig-Holstein (Regional Insurance Office of Schleswig-Holstein), Lübeck.”

2.

The text of paragraph 3(b)(iv) shall be replaced by the following:
“dealings with Greece and Liechtenstein:
Landesversicherungsanstalt Baden-Württemberg (Regional Insurance Office of Baden-Württemberg), Karlsruhe.”

3.

The text of paragraph 3(b)(vii) shall be replaced by the following:
“dealings with Iceland and the Netherlands:
Landesversicherungsanstalt Westfalen (Regional Insurance Office of Westphalia), Münster.”

(B)

The following shall be added in section “R. AUSTRIA”:’
Article 2
The texts of Regulation (EC) No 1851/2003 in the Icelandic and Norwegian languages, to be published in the EEA Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union, shall be authentic.
Article 3
This Decision shall enter into force on 9 February 2005, provided that all the notifications under Article 103(1) of the Agreement have been made to the EEA Joint Committee (3).
Article 4
This Decision shall be published in the EEA Section of, and in the EEA Supplement to, the Official Journal of the European Union.

Done at Brussels, 8 February 2005.


For the EEA Joint Committee


The President

Richard WRIGHT



(1)  OJ L 133, 26.5.2005, p. 17.

(2)  OJ L 271, 22.10.2003, p. 3.

(3)  No constitutional requirements indicated.