Decision of the EEA Joint Committee No 183/2004 of 16 December 2004 amending Protocol 31 to the EEA Agreement on cooperation in specific fields outside the four freedoms


Published: 2004-12-16

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26.5.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 133/48


DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE

No 183/2004

of 16 December 2004

amending Protocol 31 to the EEA Agreement on cooperation in specific fields outside the four freedoms

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 Articles 86 and 98 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Protocol 31 to the Agreement was amended by Decision of the EEA Joint Committee No 115/2004 of 6 August 2004 (1).

(2)

It is appropriate to extend the cooperation of the Contracting Parties to the Agreement to include Decision No 790/2004/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 April 2004 establishing a Community action programme to promote bodies active at European level in the field of youth (2).

(3)

Protocol 31 to the Agreement should therefore be amended in order to allow for this extended cooperation to take place with effect from 1 January 2005,

HAS DECIDED AS FOLLOWS:

Article 1

Article 4 of Protocol 31 to the Agreement shall be amended as follows:

1.

the following paragraph shall be inserted after paragraph 2j:

‘2k.

The EFTA States shall, with effect from 1 January 2005, participate in the following programme:

32004 D 0790: Decision No 790/2004/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 April 2004 establishing a Community action programme to promote bodies active at European level in the field of youth (OJ L 138, 30.4.2004, p. 24).’;

2.

the text of paragraph 3 shall be replaced by the following:

‘The EFTA States shall contribute financially in accordance with Article 82(1)(a) of the Agreement to the programmes and actions referred to in paragraphs 1, 2, 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, 2e, 2f, 2g, 2h, 2i, 2j and 2k.’

Article 2

This Decision shall enter into force on the day following the last notification to the EEA Joint Committee under Article 103(1) of the Agreement (3).

It shall apply from 1 January 2005.

Article 3

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, 16 December 2004.

For the EEA Joint Committee

The President

Kjartan JÓHANNSSON


(1)  OJ L 64, 10.3.2005, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 138, 30.4.2004, p. 24.

(3)  No constitutional requirements indicated.