Protocol concerning the conditions and arrangements for admission of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania to the European Union - PART FOUR:TEMPORARY PROVISIONS - TITLE IV:OTHER PROVISIONS - Article 41
Official Journal L 157 , 21/06/2005 P. 0042 - 0042
If transitional measures are necessary to facilitate the transition from the existing regime in Bulgaria and Romania to that resulting from the application of the common agricultural policy under the conditions set out in this Protocol, such measures shall be adopted by the Commission in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 25(2) of Council Regulation (EC) No 1784/2003 of 29 September 2003 on the common organisation of the market in cereals  or, as appropriate, in the corresponding Articles of the other Regulations on the common organisation of agricultural markets or of the European laws replacing them or the relevant procedure as determined in the applicable legislation. The transitional measures referred to in this Article may be adopted during a period of three years following the date of accession and their application shall be limited to that period. A European law of the Council may extend this period. The Council shall act unanimously after consulting the European Parliament.
The transitional measures relating to implementation of the instruments concerning the common agricultural policy not specified in this Protocol which are required as a result of accession shall be established prior to the date of accession by European regulations or decisions adopted by the Council on a proposal from the Commission or, where they affect instruments initially adopted by the Commission, by European regulations or decisions adopted by the Commission in accordance with the procedure required for adopting the instruments in question.
 OJ L 270, 21.10.2003, p. 78.