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Original Language Title: Loi portant assentiment à l'Accord multilatéral entre la Communauté européenne et ses Etats membres, la République d'Albanie, l'ancienne République yougoslave de Macédoine, la Bosnie-Herzégovine, la République de Bulgarie, la République de Croatie, la Rép

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Posted the: 2013-07-23 Numac: 2013015161 FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE Foreign Affairs, trade outside and 25 February 2013 development COOPERATION. -Law on consent to the MEA between the Community European and its Member States, the Republic of Albania, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Bulgaria, the Republic of Croatia, the Republic of Iceland, the Republic of Montenegro, the Kingdom of Norway, Romania, the Republic of Serbia, and the interim administration Mission of the United Nations in Kosovo on the establishment of a European common aviation area done at Luxembourg on June 9, 2006 (1) (2) (3) ALBERT II, King of the Belgians, to all, present and future, hi.
The Chambers have adopted and we endorse the following: Article 1. This Act regulates a matter referred to in article 77 of the Constitution.
S. 2. the agreement between the community multilateral European and its Member States, the Republic of Albania, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Bulgaria, the Republic of Croatia, the Republic of Iceland, the Republic of Montenegro, the Kingdom of Norway, Romania, the Republic of Serbia, and the interim administration Mission of the United Nations in Kosovo on the establishment of a European common aviation area done at Luxembourg on 9 June 2006, will release its full and complete effect.
Promulgate this Act, order that it be under the seal of the State and published by le Moniteur.
Given at Brussels, 25 February 2013.
ALBERT by the King: the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, international trade and European Affairs, D. REYNDERS the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, Ms. J. MILQUET the Secretary of State for mobility, M. WATHELET Scellé of the seal of the State: the Minister of Justice, Ms. A. TURTELBOOM _ Notes (1) Parliamentary References.
Senate Session 2011 - 2012 Documents. -Bill filed September 27, 2012, no. 5 - 1795/1.
Session 2012 - 2013 Documents. -Report, n ° 5-1795/2.
Parliamentary Annals. -Discussion, meeting of 8/11/2012. -Vote meeting of 8/11/2012.
House of representatives Session 2012 - 2013 Documents. -Draft transmitted by the Senate, no. 53-2493/1. -Text adopted at the plenary and subject to Royal assent, no. 53 - 2493/2 parliamentary Annals. -Discussion, meeting of 19/12/2012. -Vote meeting of 20/12/2012.
(2) see Decree of the Flemish Region of May 3, 2013 (Moniteur belge of 13 June 2013), Decree of the Walloon Region from May 16, 2013 (Moniteur belge of 27 May 2013) and order of the Brussels-Capital Region from March 21, 2013 (Moniteur belge of April 15, 2013 (ed. 2)).

AGREEMENT MULTILATERAL BETWEEN THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY AND ITS MEMBER STATES, THE REPUBLIC OF ALBANIA, THE FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA, THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA, THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA, THE REPUBLIC OF ICELAND, THE REPUBLIC OF MONTENEGRO, THE KINGDOM OF NORWAY, ROMANIA, THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA, AND THE UNITED NATIONS INTERIM ADMINISTRATION UNITED IN KOSOVO (1) ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A COMMON AIRSPACE EUROPEAN THE KINGDOM OF BELGIUM , THE CZECH REPUBLIC, THE KINGDOM OF DENMARK, THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, THE REPUBLIC OF ESTONIA, THE HELLENIC REPUBLIC, THE KINGDOM OF SPAIN, THE FRENCH REPUBLIC THE IRELAND, THE ITALIAN REPUBLIC, THE REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS, THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA, THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA, THE GRAND-DUCHY OF LUXEMBOURG, THE REPUBLIC OF HUNGARY, MALTA, THE KINGDOM OF THE NETHERLANDS, THE REPUBLIC OF AUSTRIA, THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND, THE PORTUGUESE REPUBLIC , The Republic of Slovenia, the Republic of Slovakia, the Republic of Finland, the Kingdom of Sweden, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, hereinafter referred to as "Member States of the EC", and the European Community, hereinafter referred to as 'Community' or 'European Community', and the Republic of Albania, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Bulgaria, the Republic of Croatia, the Republic of Iceland , The Republic of MONTENEGRO, the Kingdom of Norwegian ' GE, Romania, the Republic of Serbia, and the MISSION of interim UNITED NATIONS ADMINISTRATION in KOSOVO, all the countries and institutions above being referred to as the "contracting parties", recognising the integrated character of international civil aviation desiring to create a European common aviation area (ECAA) based on the mutual access to markets of Aviation of the contracting parties freedom of establishment, fair conditions of competition and the respect of the rules - particularly in the areas of security and safety, the management of air traffic, social harmonisation and the environment;
WHEREAS the ECAA rules should apply on a multilateral basis within the ECAA and that it is not appropriate, therefore, to provide for specific rules;
SUITABLE for the opportunity to base the rules governing the ECAA on the relevant legislation in force in the European Community referred to the Ire of the Agreement annex, without prejudice to those contained in the Treaty establishing the European Community;
Recognizing that full compliance with the ECAA rules allows the contracting parties to take advantage of the benefits of the ECAA, particularly with regard to access to the market;
CONSCIOUS that the respect rules of the ECAA, including complete freedom of access to the market, cannot be achieved in one step, but will require a transition facilitated by specific provisions of limited duration;
Stressing that, subject, where appropriate, transitional provisions, the rules concerning the access of air carriers in the market must exclude any limitations on frequencies, capacity, flight of aircraft type or other restriction resulting from provisions or bilateral air services agreements, and that access to the market of air carriers should not be subject to the conclusion of agreements or similar arrangements;
Stressing that air carriers must receive non-discriminatory treatment on access to air transport infrastructure, in particular when these infrastructures are limited;
CONSCIOUS that the association agreements between the European communities and their Member States and certain other contracting parties provide in principle in order to ensure a coordinated development and progressive liberalisation of transport between the parties to such agreements, following the reciprocal commercial needs, the conditions of mutual access to the air transport market should be the subject of special agreements;
AWARE of the desire of each of the associated parties to make its laws on air transport and related issues compatible with that of the European Community, including with regard to future legislative developments within the community;
Recognizing the importance of technical assistance in this regard;
Recognizing that the relations between the community and its Member States and the Norway and the Iceland should remain governed by the agreement on the European economic area;
Desiring to allow a further extension of the European common aviation area;
Recalling the negotiations between the European Community and the parties involved towards the conclusion of agreements on certain aspects of air services which align bilateral air services concluded between the Member States of the European Community and the parties involved on the Community legislation, have agreed the following provisions: objectives and principles ARTICLE 1 1. This agreement is to the creation of a common aviation area, hereinafter referred to as "ECAA". The ECAA is based on the free market access, freedom of establishment, conditions of fair competition and common rules, particularly in the areas of safety, security, air traffic management, the environment and social matters. To this end, the agreement defines the rules applicable between the contracting parties in the following conditions. These rules include the provisions of the acts referred to in annex Ire.
2. the provisions of this Agreement shall apply so far as they concern air transport or a related issue mentioned in annex Ire.
3. this agreement consists of articles, setting out the general functioning of the ECAA (hereinafter referred to as the "basic agreement"), annexes, annex Ire clarifying Community legislation applicable between the contracting parties under the agreement and basic protocols, which at least each associated party establishes the transitional provisions which are applicable.
ARTICLE 2 1. For the purposes of this agreement, means: a) "agreement", the text of the basic agreement, its annexes, the acts referred to in annex I, as well as its protocols;
(b) "associated party", the Republic of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Bulgaria, the Republic of Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the Republic of Montenegro, the Romania, the Republic of Serbia or any other State or entity party to this agreement in accordance with article 32;
(c) an "additional associated party" or "UNMIK" (Mission interim administration of the United Nations in Kosovo) in accordance with resolution 1244 of 10 June 1999 UN Security Council;
(d) "Contracting Party", with regard to the community and its Member States, the community and the

The EC Member States, or the community, or the Member States of the EC. The meaning attributed to each occurrence of the term is to deduct the relevant provisions of this agreement and the respective competences of the community and the Member States of the EC as enshrined in the Treaty;
(e) "ECAA partner", an associated party, the Norway or the Iceland;
(f) "EC Treaty", the Treaty establishing the European Community;
(g) "EEA Agreement", the agreement on the European economic area and its protocols and annexes, signed on 2 May 1992, which are parties to the European Community, its Member States, the Iceland, the Liechtenstein and the Norway;
(h) "association agreement", each of the agreements establishing an association between the European Community, or between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the associated party concerned, on the other hand;
(i) "the ECAA air carrier" means an air carrier with a licence for the purposes of this agreement, in accordance with the provisions of the relevant acts referred to in annex Ire;
(j) "competent civil aviation authority" means an agency or a public body legally empowered to assess the conformity of the products, services or licences, as well as to certify and control the use or sale on the territory under the jurisdiction of a Contracting Party, as well as to take coercive measures to ensure that the products or services marketed within the territory under its jurisdiction comply with legal requirements;
(k) "convention", the convention on international civil aviation, opened for signature at Chicago on 7 December 1944 and its amendments and annexes;
(l) "SESAR", the program of technical implementation of the single European sky that will coordinate and synchronize research, development and deployment of new generations of air traffic control systems;
(m) "master plan for the management of air traffic (ATM Air traffic Management), the basis of the project SESAR;"
(n) "Member State of the EC", any Member State of the European Community.
2. the use of the terms "country", "national", "nationals" and "territory" is without prejudice to the status of each Contracting Party under international law.
ARTICLE 3 provisions applicable acts or contained either in annex Ire, adapted on the basis of annex II, or in the decisions of the Joint Committee are binding on the contracting parties and are part of their internal legal order, or incorporated, as follows: has) an act corresponding to a Community regulation European is incorporated into the domestic law of the contracting parties;
(b) an act corresponding to a European Community directive leaves to the authorities of the contracting parties the choice of form and means of implementation.
ARTICLE 4 the contracting parties shall take all General measures or specific clean to ensure the fulfilment of the obligations arising from this agreement and shall refrain from taking any measure likely to jeopardize the achievement of its objectives.
ARTICLE 5 the provisions of this agreement do not affect the relations between the contracting parties of the EEA Agreement.
Non-discrimination ARTICLE 6 under this agreement, and without prejudice to any special provisions contained therein, any discrimination on grounds of nationality is prohibited.
RIGHT of establishment ARTICLE 7 in the framework and under the conditions of this agreement and without prejudice to the relevant acts specified in annex Ire, restrictions on the freedom of establishment of nationals of a Member State of the EC or a partner ECAA on the territory of one of them are prohibited.
Freedom of establishment includes access to independent activities of self-employed and their exercise, and the constitution and management companies, corporations, under the conditions defined by the law of the country of establishment to its own nationals. This provision also applies to the creation of agencies, branches or subsidiaries by nationals of a Member State of the EC or an ECAA partner established in the territory of one of them.
ARTICLE 8 1.
Under this agreement and without prejudice to the relevant acts specified in annex I, companies incorporated or organised in accordance with the legislation of a Member State of the EC or an ECAA partner and having their principal place of business in the territory of the ECAA are treated as natural persons who are nationals of the Member States of the EC or ECAA partners.
2 "companies" means companies of civil or commercial law, including cooperative societies, and other legal persons under public or private law with the exception of companies which pursue non-profit.
ARTICLE 9 1. Are not subject to the application of the provisions of articles 7 and 8 the participating activities, on the territory of any Contracting Party, even occasionally, with the exercise of public authority.
2. the provisions of articles 7 and 8 and measures taken pursuant to it are without prejudice to the applicability of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Contracting Parties for entry, residence and work or providing for special treatment for foreign nationals and justified by reasons of public order, public security or public health.
ARTICLE 10 1. Without prejudice to more favourable provisions of existing agreements and under this agreement, the contracting parties shall eliminate quantitative restrictions and measures having equivalent effect applicable to transfers of equipment, supplies, spare parts and other equipment to the extent where these transfers are necessary for an air carrier of the ECAA to continue to ensure the provision of air transport services under the conditions laid down in this agreement.
2. the obligation referred to in paragraph 1 does not prevent the contracting parties to apply prohibitions or restrictions on such transfers for reasons of public order or public security, protection of health and life of persons and animals or preservation of plants, or for the protection of intellectual, industrial and commercial property. However, such prohibitions or restrictions must not constitute a means of arbitrary discrimination or a disguised trade restriction between the contracting parties.
SAFETY AIR ARTICLE 11 1. The contracting parties shall put in place all appropriate means to ensure that aircraft registered in a Contracting Party, when they land in an airport situated in the territory of another Contracting Party, meet the standards of international security established under the Convention and are inspected, both indoors and outside on the ramp, by agents authorized by the other party in order to ensure the validity of the documents of the aircraft and their crew , as well as the apparent condition of the aircraft and their equipment.

2. a Contracting Party may at any time request consultations concerning the safety standards applied by another Contracting Party in areas other than those covered by the acts referred to in annex Ire.
((3. None of the provisions of this Agreement shall be construed as restricting the right of the competent civil aviation authority to immediately take all appropriate measures if it finds that a product or a service may: i) do not meet any minimum standards established under the Convention, or ii) raise serious doubts - on the basis of an inspection of the type referred to in paragraph 1 - regarding the compliance of an aircraft or an aircraft operating in the minimum standards established pursuant to the Convention, or iii) raise serious doubts as to compliance with and the effective application of the minimum standards established under the Convention.
4. where a competent civil aviation authority takes action under paragraph 3, it shall immediately inform authorities responsible for civil aviation of the other parties, in justifying its decision.
5. If measures taken pursuant to paragraph 3 are not thrown even though they are more justified, any Contracting Party has the possibility to refer to the Joint Committee.
6. any modification of national legislation concerning the status of the competent civil aviation authority shall be notified by the Contracting Party concerned to the other contracting parties.
SAFETY AIR ARTICLE 12 1. To protect civil aviation against acts of unlawful interference, the contracting parties shall ensure that common basic standards and the mechanisms of control of the implementation of the aviation security provisions referred to in annex Ire are implemented at all airports situated in their territory, in accordance with the relevant provisions referred to in this annex.
2. the contracting parties shall assist each other, upon request, all necessary assistance to prevent acts of unlawful seizure of civil aircraft and other unlawful acts against the safety of such aircraft, their passengers and crews, airports and navigation air, as well as other services and facilities threat to civil aviation security.
3.

In case of unlawful seizure or threat of unlawful seizure of civil aircraft or other unlawful acts against the safety of such aircraft, their passengers and crews, airports or facilities and air navigation services, the contracting parties shall assist each other by facilitating communications and other appropriate measures intended to terminate rapidly and safely This incident or threat of incident.
4. an associated party may be subject to inspection by the Commission in accordance with the Community legislation referred to in annex Ire, and can be called to participate in inspections carried out by the Commission European in other contracting parties.
SECTION 13 (1) AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT. The contracting parties shall cooperate in the field of air traffic management with a view to extending the single European sky to the ECAA, to enhance current safety standards and overall efficiency of the standards for general air traffic in Europe, to optimise capacity and minimize delays.
2. with a view to facilitating the implementation of the legislation on the single European sky on their territory:-the associated parties, within the limits of their respective competences, shall as soon as possible steps to align their institutional structures for air traffic on the single European sky, including by independent designation or creation of national supervisory authorities , at least functionally, of air navigation service providers;
-the Community European combines the parties involved in the operational initiatives in the fields of air navigation services, airspace, and related to the single European sky interoperability, including taking into account as soon as possible of the action taken by the contracting parties concerned to implement the functional airspace blocks.
3. the European Community shall ensure that the associated parties are fully associated with the development of an ATM master plan in the context of the SESAR the Commission programme.

COMPETITION ARTICLE 14 1. The provisions of annex III shall apply under this agreement. When other agreements concluded between two or more Contracting parties, such as association agreements, contain rules on competition and State aid, these rules shall apply between the parties concerned.
2. articles 15, 16 and 17 do not apply with respect to the provisions of annex III.
APPLICATION ARTICLE 15 1.
Without prejudice to paragraphs 2 and 3, each Contracting Party shall ensure rights which result from this agreement, and including acts mentioned in annex Ire, may be invoked before the national courts.
2. in cases which may affect actual or potential air services to be authorised under the terms of this agreement, the institutions of the European Community shall enjoy the powers that are expressly conferred on them under the provisions of the acts or listed in annex Ire.
(3. all questions concerning the legality of decisions of the institutions of the European Community taken on the basis of this agreement, and in particular the acts referred to in annex Ire, fall within the exclusive competence of the Court of justice of the communities European, hereinafter referred to as 'Court of justice').
INTERPRETING ARTICLE 16 1. The provisions of this agreement and the acts referred to in annex Ire, insofar as they are identical in substance to corresponding rules of the EC Treaty and acts adopted pursuant to this Treaty, are, for the purposes of their implementation and their application, interpreted in accordance with the judgments and decisions of the Court of justice and the Commission European prior to the date of signing of this agreement. The decisions and judgments given after the date of signature of this Agreement shall be communicated to the other contracting parties. ÷ the request of one of the contracting parties, the implications of these decisions and subsequent cases are determined by the Joint Committee to ensure the proper functioning of this agreement. Existing interpretations shall be communicated to the ECAA partners prior to the date of signature of this agreement. The decisions taken by the Joint Committee under this procedure are consistent with the jurisprudence of the Court of justice.
2. where a question relating to the interpretation of this agreement, provisions of the acts listed in annex Ire or acts orders on the basis of these provisions, identical in substance to corresponding rules of EC Treaty and acts adopted pursuant to this Treaty, arises in a case pending before a Court of a partner ECAA, that Court, if it considers that a decision on this point is needed to render its judgment and in accordance with annex IV asked the Court of justice to rule on this issue. An ECAA partner may, by decision and in accordance with annex IV, the scope and the modalities of application of this provision to its courts adopt. This decision shall be notified to the depositary of the agreement and the Court of justice. The depositary shall inform the other contracting parties.
3. where, in accordance with paragraph 2, a Court of a Contracting Party whose decisions are not subject to a judicial remedy under national law is not able to seize the Court of justice, that Contracting Party shall forward any judgment rendered by this Court to the Joint Committee, taking position to ensure the homogeneous interpretation of this agreement. If, within two months following the date on which a difference between the case law of the Court of justice and a judgment pronounced by a Court of that Contracting Party has been brought to the attention of the Joint Committee, it is unable to ensure the homogeneous interpretation of this agreement, the procedures laid down in article 20 may be applied.
NEW LEGISLATION ARTICLE 17 1. This agreement shall not affect the right of each Contracting Party, subject to respect for the principle of non-discrimination and the provisions of this article and article 18, paragraph 4, to adopt unilaterally new legislation or to amend unilaterally its legislation regarding air transportation or a related area mentioned in annex I. The associated parties shall adopt such legislative provisions only if they are consistent with this agreement.
2. as soon as a Contracting Party has adopted new legislation or an amendment to its legislation, it shall inform the other contracting parties through the Joint Committee not later than one month after their adoption. At the request of one of the contracting parties, the Joint Committee shall, within a period of two months, an exchange of views on the consequences of the adoption or amendment for the proper functioning of this agreement.
3. the Joint Committee may: has) either adopt a decision revising annex Ire to integrate therein, if necessary on a basis of reciprocity, the new legislation or concerned changes;
(b) or adopt a decision to the effect that the new legislation or amendment concerned are deemed in accordance with this agreement;
(c) or adopt any other measure aimed at safeguarding the proper functioning of this agreement.
4. as regards the legislation adopted between the signing of the agreement and its entry into force, of which the other contracting parties have been informed, the reference date is the date of receipt of the information. The Joint Committee takes a decision at the end of a period of 60 days at least after the date of entry into force of this agreement.
THE BOARD REGULATION 18(1). There is created a Joint Committee responsible for the administration of this agreement and ensure its proper implementation, without prejudice to article 15, paragraphs 2 and 3, and articles 21 and 22. To this end, the Joint Committee makes recommendations and take decisions in the cases provided by this agreement. The decisions of the Joint Committee are implemented by the contracting parties in accordance with their own rules.
2. the Joint Committee is composed of representatives of the contracting parties.
3. the Joint Committee shall act unanimously. It may however decide to establish a voting procedure by the majority for certain specific points.
4. for the purposes of the proper execution of this agreement, the contracting parties shall hold exchanges of information, particularly on new legislative provisions or decisions adopted insofar as they have a connection with this agreement, and, at the request of one of them, shall consult each other within the Joint Committee, including on social issues.
5. the Joint Committee shall adopt its rules of procedure.
6. the Chair of the Joint Committee is exercised alternately by an ECAA partner and by the European Community and its Member States in a manner to provide in its rules of procedure.
7. the Joint Committee shall meet at least once per year at the initiative of its president, to undertake a review of the overall functioning of this agreement, and shall in addition meet whenever special circumstances so require, at the request of one of the contracting parties.
The Board continuously monitors the evolution of the case law of the Court of justice. To this end,

the European Community shall communicate to the ECAA partners all the judgments of the Court of justice in connection with the operation of this agreement. The Joint Committee shall decide within three months to ensure the homogeneous interpretation of this agreement.
8. the Joint Committee may decide to establish any working group to assist it in the performance of its tasks.
ARTICLE 19 1. The Joint Committee's decisions are binding on the contracting parties. When a decision taken by the Joint Committee required a Contracting Party to take action, said party shall take the necessary measures and shall inform the Joint Committee.
2. decisions of the Joint Committee are published in the official journals of the European Union and the ECAA partners. Each decision indicates the date of its implementation by the contracting parties as well as any other information that may be of interest to economic operators.
SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTES ARTICLE 20 1. The community, with its Member States, or an ECAA partner may submit to the Joint Committee any dispute relating to the application or interpretation of this agreement, except in cases where the agreement provides for special procedures.
2. when the Board is seized of a dispute under paragraph 1, consultations are held immediately between the parties to the dispute.
In cases where the European Community is not party to the dispute, one of the parties to the dispute may invite a representative of the community to attend the consultations. The parties to the dispute may prepare a proposal for a solution which will be immediately submitted to the Joint Committee. The decisions taken by the Joint Committee under this procedure shall respect the case law of the Court of justice.
3. If the Joint Committee is unable to take a decision providing a solution to the dispute within a period of four months from the date on which it has been seized, the parties to the dispute may appeal to the Court of justice, whose decision is binding and without appeal.
The terms and conditions of referral to the Court of justice in such circumstances are defined in annex IV.
4. If the Joint Committee does not comment within four months on an issue which was before it, the contracting parties may take safeguard measures in application of articles 21 and 22, for a period not exceeding six months. After this period, each Contracting Party may terminate the agreement with immediate effect. A Contracting Party does not safeguard measures on a matter which has been referred to the Court of justice pursuant to this agreement, except in the cases referred to in article 11, paragraph 3, or in accordance with the mechanisms provided in the specific acts referred to in annex Ire.
SAFEGUARD measures ARTICLE 21 without prejudice to article 11, paragraph 3, and safety and security assessments mentioned in the protocols to this agreement, safeguard measures are limited in their scope and duration, to what is strictly necessary to remedy the situation. Priority is given to measures that disturb least the functioning of this agreement.
ARTICLE 22 1.
When a Contracting Party intends to take safeguard measures, it shall notify the other contracting parties through the Joint Committee and provides all relevant information.
2. the contracting parties shall immediately consult the Joint Committee to find a mutually acceptable solution.
3. without prejudice to article 11, paragraph 3, the Contracting Party concerned may take measures of backup before the expiry of a period of one month from the date of the notification provided for in paragraph 1, at least that the consultation procedure laid down in paragraph 2 has been completed before the expiry of that period.
4. the Contracting Party concerned shall notify without delay the measures that it has taken to the Joint Committee and shall provide all relevant information.
ARTICLE 23 in the disclosure of information as long as they act within the framework of this agreement, the representatives, delegates and experts of the parties as well as officials and other servants are required, even after their duties have ceased, not to disclose information which, by their nature, are covered by professional secrecy, in particular information about to the companies and their business relations or their cost components.
COUNTRIES THIRD AND SECTION 24 (1) INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS. The contracting parties shall consult within the Joint Committee at the request of one of them, in accordance with the procedures set out in articles 25 and 26: a) on air transport questions dealt with by international organisations and b) on the various aspects of possible developments in relations between contracting parties and third countries in the field of air transport , and on the functioning of the relevant elements of bilateral or multilateral agreements concluded in this field.
2. the consultations provided for in paragraph 1 are involved in the month following the request, and as soon as possible in urgent cases.
ARTICLE 25 1.
The main aims of the consultations provided for in article 24, paragraph 1, point a), are the following: has) determine jointly whether the questions raise problems of common interest and b) according to the nature of the issues involved: * consider jointly whether to coordinate the action of the contracting parties within the international organizations concerned, or * consider jointly any other approach which might be appropriate.
2. the contracting parties as soon as possible exchange any information in relation to the objectives set out in paragraph 1.
ARTICLE 26 the main aims of the consultations provided for in article 24, paragraph 1, point b), are to examine the relevant issues and to consider any approach.
TRANSITIONAL ARTICLE 27 1. Protocols I to VIII stop provisions and transitional periods applicable between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the associated party concerned, on the other hand. Relations between the Norway or the Iceland and an associated party are subject to the same conditions as the relations between the European Community and its Member States, of a part, and this associated party, other hand 2. During the transitional periods referred to in paragraph 1, the relevant elements of the regime for air carriage between two associated parties shall be determined on the basis of the more restrictive of the two protocols referring to the parties involved in question.
3. the gradual transition of each party involved in the full application of the ECAA is assessed. Assessments are carried out by the European Community in cooperation with the associated party concerned. When an associated party is satisfied that the conditions necessary for the completion of the transitional period laid down in the corresponding protocol are met, it shall inform the European Community of the need to conduct an assessment.
4. If the European Community considers that the conditions are met, it shall inform the Joint Committee and then took the decision to admit the associated party, as the case may be, to pass to the next transitional period or be an integral part of the European common aviation area.
5. If the European Community considers that the conditions are not met, it shall notify the Joint Committee. The community recommends to the associated party concerned specific improvements and set a reasonable deadline for the implementation of these improvements. Before the expiry of the implementation period, a second evaluation, or even more if there is place, is performed to determine if recommended improvements have been implemented in an effective and satisfactory way.
RELATIONSHIP WITH AGREEMENTS AND ARRANGEMENTS BILATERAL TRANSPORT AÉRIEN ARTICLE 28 1. The provisions of this agreement take precedence over those of the bilateral agreements and/or arrangements existing airlift concluded between associated parties, on the one hand, and the Member States of the European Community, the Norway or Iceland, on the other hand, so that between the related parties.
2. by way of derogation to paragraph 1, during the transitional periods referred to in article 27, the provisions on ownership, traffic rights, capacity, frequencies, type or change aircraft, sharing of codes and pricing contained in an agreement and/or a bilateral arrangement in force between an associated party and the Community European , a Member State of the EC, the Norway or Iceland, or between two associated parties shall apply between the parties agreement or bilateral arrangement if the latter is more flexible in terms of the freedom granted to the air carriers concerned, that the provisions of the Protocol applicable to the associated party concerned.
3. If a dispute between an associated party another contracting over whether party view the full application of the ecaa, more flexible provisions are those of the Protocol relating to the associated party concerned or those of the bilateral agreements and/or arrangements, this dispute is the subject of the dispute settlement mechanism provided for in article 20. Disputes concerning the relationship between non-concordant protocols are set on the same terms.
ENTRY INTO FORCE, REVIEW, TERMINATION AND OTHER PROVISIONS ARTICLE 29

Entry into force 1.
This agreement is subject to ratification or approval by the signatories in accordance with their respective procedures. The instruments of ratification or approval shall be deposited with the general secretariat of the Council of the European Union (depository), which shall notify all other signatories, as well as the Organization of civil aviation international.
2. this Agreement shall enter into force the first day of the second month following the date of deposit of the instruments of ratification or approval by the European Community and its Member States and at least an associated party. Thereafter, it shall enter into force for each signatory ratifying or approving the agreement on the first day of the second month following the deposit by such signatory of its instrument of ratification or approval.
3. by way of derogation from paragraphs 1 and 2, the European Community and its Member States and at least an associated party may decide to apply this Agreement provisionally between them as from the date of signature, in accordance with domestic legislation, by notifying the depositary, who shall inform the other contracting parties.
ARTICLE 30 review A demand by one of the contracting parties, and in any event five years after its entry into force, this Agreement shall be the subject of a review.
ARTICLE 31 denunciation 1. Each Contracting Party may denounce this agreement by notification to the depositary, which shall notify the other contracting parties, as well as the international civil aviation organization. If the agreement is denounced by the European Community and its Member States, it ceased to have effect one year after the date of notification. If the agreement is denounced by a Contracting Party to this agreement, it ceased to produce its effects for that single contracting party one year after the date of notification. However, air services operated at the date of expiry of this agreement may continue until the end of the season of the International Association of air transport (IATA) at this time.
2. where an associated party adheres to the European Union, this part automatically cease to be a party under this agreement and becomes a Member State of the EC.
3. this agreement ceases to have effect or is suspended with respect to an associated party if the corresponding association agreement ceases to have effect or is suspended.
ARTICLE 32 enlargement of the ECAA Community European may apply to any State or entity has (e) to bring its legislation in the field of air transport and related fields compatible with that of the community and with which the community has established or has undertaken to establish a framework of close economic cooperation, such as an association agreement to participate in the ECAA. To this end, the contracting parties shall modify this agreement accordingly.
ARTICLE 33 Gibraltar airport 1.
The application of this agreement to Gibraltar airport is understood without prejudice to the respective legal positions of the Kingdom of Spain and the United Kingdom concerning the dispute over sovereignty over the territory in which the airport is situated.
2. the application of this agreement to Gibraltar airport is deferred until the implementation of the arrangements in the joint declaration of the Foreign Ministers of the Kingdom of Spain and the United Kingdom on 2 December 1987.
ARTICLE 34 languages this agreement is established in a single original in the official languages of the institutions of the European Union and the contracting parties other than the European Community and its Member States, each of these texts being equally authentic.
IN witness whereof, the undersigned plenipotentiaries, being duly authorised, have signed at the bottom of this agreement.
Done at Luxembourg, this nine June two thousand six.

Appendix Ire rules applicable to civil AVIATION "Provisions" following acts of the European Community shall apply in accordance with the basic agreement and annex II on horizontal adaptations unless otherwise provided herein or in Protocols I to IX below. Each of these acts any adjustments are indicated as a result of the Act in question.
A. market access and issues related No. 2407/92 Regulation (EEC) No 2407/92 of the Council, July 23, 1992, on licensing of air carriers applicable provisions: articles 1 to 18 and annex, with the exception of the reference to article 226 (ex article 169) of the Treaty that contained in article 13, paragraph 3 No. 2408/92 Regulation (EEC) No 2408/92 of the Council , of 23 July 1992 on access for Community air carriers to air routes intra-community such as amended or adapted by: * section 29 of the Act concerning the conditions of accession of the Republic of Austria, the Republic of Finland and the Kingdom of Sweden * decision of the Joint Committee of the EEA No 7/94 of 21 March 1994 amending Protocol 47 and certain annexes to the EEA agreement * article 20 of the Act concerning the conditions of accession to the European Union of the Republic Czech, of the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Cyprus, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania, the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Malta, the Republic of Poland, the Republic of Slovenia and the Slovak Republic and the adjustments to the treaties on which the Union is founded European (hereinafter referred to as "Act of accession of 2003") provisions : articles 1 to 15 and annexes Ire, II and III No. 2409/92 Regulation (EEC) no 2409/92 of 23 July 1992, on the rates of passengers and freight by air services applicable provisions: articles 1 to 10 No. 95/93 Regulation (EEC) No 95/93 of the Council, of 18 January 1993, laying down common rules for the allocation of slots at airports in the community as amended by : * the Regulation (EC) no 894/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 May 2002 amending Regulation (EEC) No 95/93 * Regulation (EC) no 1554/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 July 2003 amending Regulation (EEC) No 95/93 * Regulation (EC) No 793/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 April 2004 amending Regulation (EEC) No 95/93 applicable provisions
: articles 1 to 12 and article 14bis, paragraph 2 for the purposes of the application of article 12, paragraph 2, 'Commission' shall read 'the Joint Committee'.
No. 96 / 67 Directive 96/67/EC of the Council of 15 October 1996 on access to the groundhandling market at airports in the Community provisions applicable: articles 1 to 25 and annex for the purposes of the application of article 10, 'Member States' shall be read ' Member States of the EC ".
For the purposes of the application of article 20, paragraph 2, 'Commission' shall read 'the Joint Committee'.
No. 785 / 2004 Regulation (EC) no 785/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 April 2004 on insurance requirements for air carriers and operators of aircraft applicable provisions: articles 1 to 8, and article 10, paragraph 2 B management of air traffic No. 549/2004 Regulation (EC) No 549/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 10 March 2004 laying down the framework for the creation of the single European sky ('framework regulation') applicable provisions : articles 1 to 4, article 6 and articles 9 to 14 No. 550/2004 Regulation (EC) No 550/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 10 March 2004 on the provision of air navigation services in the single European sky ('regulation on the provision of services") applicable provisions: articles 1 to 19 and annexes Ire and II No. 551/2004 Regulation (EC) No 551/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 10 March 2004 on the organisation and use of the airspace in the single European sky ('the airspace regulation") applicable provisions: articles 1 to 11 no. 552/2004 Regulation (EC) No 552/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 10 March 2004 on the interoperability of the European network of management of air traffic ('the interoperability regulation') applicable provisions: articles 1 to 12 and annexes Ire to V N ° 2096/2005 Regulation (EC) no 2096/2005 of the Commission of 20 December 2005 laying down common requirements for the provision of air navigation services applicable provisions: articles 1 to 9 and annexes Ire to V No. 2150/2005 Regulation (EC) No 2150/2005 of the Commission of 23 December 2005 laying down common rules for the flexible use of airspace provisions: articles 1 to 9 and Annex C.
Aviation safety no. 3922/91 Regulation (EEC) No 3922/91 of the Council on 16 December 1991 on the harmonisation of technical requirements and administrative procedures in the field of civil aviation as amended by: * Regulation (EC) no 2176/96 of 13 November 1996 Commission adapting to the scientific and technical progress of Regulation (EEC) No 3922/91 of the Council * Regulation (EC) no 1069/1999 of the Commission of 25 May 1999 adapting to scientific and technical progress of Regulation (EEC) No 3922/91 of the Council * Regulation (EC) no 2871/2000 of the Commission of 28 December 2000 adapting to scientific and technical progress of Regulation (EEC) No 3922/91 of the Council on the harmonisation of technical requirements and

administrative procedures in the field of civil aviation * regulation (EC) No 1592/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 July 2002 on common rules in the field of civil aviation and establishing a European Agency of aviation security applicable provisions: articles 1 to 10, articles 12 and 13, with the exception of article 4, paragraph 1 , and article 8, paragraph 2, second sentence, annexes III Ire.
For the purposes of the application of article 12, 'Member States' shall be read ' Member States of the EC ".
No. 94/56 Directive 94/56/EC of the Council, of 21 November 1994 establishing the fundamental principles governing the investigation of accidents and incidents in civil aviation applicable provisions: articles 1 to 12 for the purposes of the application of articles 9 and 12, "the Commission" should read "all the other contracting parties to the ECAA".
No. 1592 / 2002 Regulation (EC) No 1592/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 July 2002 on common rules in the field of civil aviation and establishing a European aviation safety agency amended by: * Regulation (EC) no 1643/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 July 2003 amending Regulation (EC) No 1592/2002 * Regulation (EC) no 1701/2003 of the Commission of 24 September 2003 adapting article 6 of Regulation) EC) No. 1592/2002 applicable provisions: articles 1 to 57 and annexes Ire and II No. 2003 / 42 Directive 2003/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 June 2003 on accounts rendered events in civil aviation applicable provisions: articles 1 to 11 and annexes Ire and II No. 1702/2003 Regulation (EC) No 1702/2003 Commission of 24 September 2003 laying down rules of application for the certification of airworthiness and environmental of aircraft and related products, parts and appliances, as well as for the certification of design and production amended by organizations: * Regulation (EC) No 381/2005 of 7 March 2005 Commission amending Regulation (EC) No 1702/2003 applicable provisions: articles 1 to 4 and the annex.
The transitional periods provided for in this regulation are defined by the Joint Committee.
No. 2042 / 2003 Regulation (EC) No 2042/2003 of the Commission of 20 November 2003 on the continuing airworthiness of aircraft and of products, parts and appliances aeronautical and on the approval of organizations and personnel involved in these tasks applicable provisions: articles 1 to 6 and annexes Ire to IV No. 104/2004 Regulation (EC) No 104/2004 of the Commission of 22 January 2004 laying down rules for the Organization and to the composition of the Board of appeal of the European Agency of aviation security applicable provisions: articles 1 to 7 and annex No. 488/2005 Regulation (EC) No 488/2005 of the Commission of 21 March 2005 on the fees and charges levied by the European Aviation Safety Agency.
N ° 2111 / 2005 Regulation (EC) No 2111/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 December 2005 on the establishment of a Community list of air carriers which are subject to an operating ban within the community and informing passengers of air transport on the identity of the operating air carrier, and repealing article 9 of Directive 2004/36/EC applicable provisions: articles 1 to 13 and Appendix D.
Aviation Security No. 2320/2002 Regulation (EC) No 2320/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2002 establishing common rules in the field of civil aviation security as amended by: * Regulation (EC) No 849/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 amending Regulation (EC) No 2320/2002 applicable provisions
: articles 1 to 12 and annex No. 622/2003 Regulation (EC) No 622/2003 of the Commission of 4 April 2003 laying down measures for the implementation of the common rules in the field of aviation security as amended by: * Regulation (EC) No 68/2004 of the Commission of 15 January 2004 amending Regulation (EC) No 622/2003 * Regulation (EC) No 781/2005 of 24 May 2005 Commission amending Regulation (EC) no 622/2003 * Regulation (EC) no 857/2005 of the Commission of 6 June 2005 amending Regulation (EC) No 622/2003 applicable provisions: articles 1 to 5 and annex No. 1217/2003 Regulation (EC) No 1217/2003 Commission of 4 July 2003 laying down common specifications for national programmes of quality control for the safety of civil aviation applicable provisions
: articles 1 to 11 and annexes Ire and II No. 1486/2003 Regulation (EC) No 1486/2003 of the Commission of 22 August 2003 laying the terms of inspections carried out by the Commission in the field of the safety of civil aviation applicable provisions: articles 1 to 16 no. 1138/2004 Regulation (EC) no 1138/2004 of the Commission of 21 June 2004 establishing a common definition of critical parts of security restricted areas airports applicable provisions: articles 1 to 8 (e). Environment No. 89 / 629 89/629/EEC of the Council of 4 December 1989 on the limitation of noise emissions from civil subsonic jets provisions: articles 1 to 8.
No. 92/14 Directive 92/14/EEC of the Council of 2 March 1992 on the limitation of the operation of aeroplanes covered by Annex 16 to the convention on international civil aviation, volume 1, second part, Chapter 2, second edition (1988) amended by: * Directive 98/20/EC of the Council of 30 March 1998 amending Directive 92/14 / EEC * the Directive 1999/28 / EC of 21 April 1999 amending the annex to Directive 92/14/EEC * Regulation (EC) no 991/2001 of the Commission of 21 May 2001 amending the annex of Directive 92/14 / EEC applicable provisions: articles 1 to 11 and annex No. 2002 / 30 Directive 2002/30/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 March 2002 on the establishment of rules and procedures for the introduction of operating restrictions related to noise at airports in the community as amended or adapted by article 20 of the Act of accession of 2003 provisions: articles 1 to 15 and annexes Ire and II No. 2002 / 49 Directive 2002/49/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 June 2002 relating to the assessment and management of noise in the environment applicable provisions: articles 1 to 16 and annexes VI Ire.
F. Aspects social No. 1989/391 Directive 89/391 / EEC of the Council of June 12, 1989, on the introduction of measures to encourage improvements in the safety and health of workers at work applicable provisions: articles 1 to 16 and articles 18 and 19.
No. 2003 / 88 Directive 2003/88/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 November 2003 concerning certain aspects of the organisation of working time applicable provisions: articles 1 to 19, 21 to 24 and 26 to 29 No. 2000/79 Directive 2000/79/EC of the Council of 27 November 2000 concerning the implementation of the European Agreement on the organisation of the working time of mobile staff in civil aviation concluded by the Association of the companies European air navigation (AEA), the European Federation of workers of transport (ETF), the Association European of cockpit (ACE), the Association European airlines of the regions of Europe (ERA) and the International Association of air charters (IAIS) applicable provisions: articles 1 to 5 G. Protection of consumers no. 90/314 Directive 90/314 / EEC of , of 13 June 1990 on package travel, package holidays and package provisions: articles 1 to 10 No. 92/59 Directive 92/59/EEC of the Council, of 29 June 1992 on general security of products applicable provisions: articles 1 to 19 No. 93/13 Council Directive 93/13/EEC, of 5 April 1993 on unfair terms in contracts concluded with consumers provisions : articles 1 to 10 and the schedule for the purposes of the application of article 10, 'Commission' shall read "all the other contracting parties to the ECAA".
No. 95 / 46 Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and Council of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of data personal and on the free movement of such data provisions: articles 1 to 34 n. 2027/97 Regulation (EC) No 2027/97 of the Council of 9 October 1997 on the liability of air carriers in case of accidents as amended by : * the Regulation (EC) No 889/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 May 2002 amending Regulation (EC) No 2027/97 applicable provisions: articles 1 to 8 No. 261/2004 Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 February 2004 establishing common rules on compensation and assistance to passengers in the event of denied boarding and cancellation or long delay of a flight , and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 295/91 applicable provisions: articles 1 to 17 h. other legislation no. 2299/1989 regulation (EEC) no 2299/1989 Council, July 24, 1989, establishing a code of conduct for use of computerized reservation systems, as amended by: * Regulation (EEC) no 3089/93 of the Council of 29 October 1993 amending Regulation (EEC) no 2299/89 * Regulation (EC)

No 323/1999 of the Council of 8 February 1999 amending Regulation (EEC) no 2299/89 applicable provisions: articles 1 to 22 and annex No. 91/670 Directive 91/670 / EEC of the Council of 16 December 1991 on mutual acceptance of the of personnel licences for the exercise of functions in civil aviation applicable provisions: articles 1 to 8 and annex N ° 3925/91 Regulation (EEC) No 3925/91 the Board of 19 December 1991 concerning the Elimination of controls and formalities applicable to baggage hand and hold baggage of persons taking an intra-Community flight and the baggage of persons making an intra-Community sea crossing provisions: articles 1 to 5 No. 437/2003 Regulation (EC) No 437/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 February 2003 on statistical data on the carriage of passengers freight and mail by air, as amended by: * Regulation (EC) No 1358/2003 of 31 July 2003 Commission on the implementation of Regulation (EC) No 437/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council and amending that regulation.
Applicable provisions: articles 1 to 11 and annexes Ire and II No. 1358/2003 Regulation (EC) No 1358/2003 of the Commission of 31 July 2003 on the implementation of Regulation (EC) No 437/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the statistics relating to the carriage of passengers, freight and mail by air and amending that Regulation provisions (: articles 1 to 4 and annexes Ire to III No. 2003 / 96 Directive 2003/96/EC of the Council of 27 October 2003 restructuring the Community framework for taxation of energy products and electricity applicable provisions: article 14, paragraph 1, point b), and paragraph 2 annex II Adaptations horizontal and procedural rules the provisions of the acts to which reference is made in annex Ire shall apply in accordance with the agreement and points 1 to 4 of the present Annex, unless otherwise provided in annex Ire. Special modifications for certain acts are laid down in annex Ire.
This agreement applies in accordance with the rules of procedure set out in paragraphs 5 and 6 of this annex.
1 PARTIES introductory acts the preambles to the acts to which reference is made are not suitable for the purposes of this agreement. They are taken into account to the extent necessary for the interpretation and correct application, under this agreement, of the provisions contained in those acts.
(2 terminology specific ' acts RE the following terms used in the acts referred to in annex Ire, shall be read as follows: a) the term "Community" should read "European common aviation area";
(b) the terms "Community law", "Community legislation", "Community instruments" and "EC Treaty" should read "the ECAA agreement";
(c) the terms "the Community airport" should read "airports located in the European common aviation area";
(d) the terms 'Official Journal of the European Communities' or ' Official Journal of the European Union "should read 'Official Journal of the contracting parties';
(e) the term "Community air carrier" shall be read 'the ECAA air carrier'.
3 terms relating to Member States without prejudice to point 4 of this annex, in all cases where the acts listed in annex Ire make reference to the "State (s) member (s)", these references are deemed refer not only to the Member States of the Community European, but also to the ECAA partners.
4 provisions relating to the committees of the Community European and A LA CONSULTATION DES PARTIES associated the European Commission consults the experts of the associated parties and gives them the opportunity to submit their opinions whenever the acts referred to in annex Ire provide that the Commission consult the European Community committees and that they have the opportunity to give their opinion.
Each consultation includes a meeting chaired by the European Commission and takes place in the context of the Joint Committee, at the invitation of the European Commission and prior to consultation with the relevant Committee of the European Community. The European Commission provides to each associated party all information necessary, at the latest two weeks prior to the date of the meeting, unless special circumstances require a shorter period.
The associated parties are invited to submit their comments to the European Commission. The European Commission takes duly into account the opinion delivered by the associated parties.
The foregoing provisions do not apply to the application of the competition rules set out in this agreement, which are governed by special consultation procedures laid down in annex III.
5. COOPERATION and exchange of information to facilitate the exercise of the powers conferred on the subject to the competent authorities of the contracting parties, those authorities shall exchange each other, if is requested, all information necessary for the proper functioning of this agreement.
6 entries relating to languages in the proceedings established under this agreement and without prejudice to annex IV, the contracting parties have the right to make use of any official language of the institutions of the European Union or of another Contracting Party. The contracting parties are, however, aware that the use of English facilitates these procedures. If a language which is not an official language of the European Union is used in an official document, a translation is provided simultaneously in an official language of the institutions of the European Union, taking into account the provision contained in the preceding sentence. If a Contracting Party intends to use a language which is not an official language of the institutions of the European Union, in oral proceedings, it provides simultaneous interpretation into English.

Annex III rules on competition and State aid referred to in article 14 of the main agreement Article 1 monopolies of State each associated party gradually landscape State monopolies of a commercial character, so that at the end of the second period referred to in the Protocol to this agreement containing the transitional measures relating to the associated party concerned, there is no discrimination between the contracting parties with regard to the conditions of supply and outlets. The Joint Committee is informed of the measures adopted to achieve this goal.
Article 2 approximation of the legislative provisions on State aid and of competition 1. The contracting parties recognize the importance of the approximation of the existing legislative provisions on aid to State to compete with those of the European Community. Each associated party shall endeavour to ensure that its existing and future legislation on competition and State aid is made progressively compatible with the acquis communautaire.
2. This alignment is initiated at the entry into force of this agreement and is gradually extended to all elements of the Community provisions on competition and State aid referred to in this annex, for the end of the second period as defined in the Protocol to this agreement containing the transitional measures applicable to the associated party concerned.
The associated party stipulates also, in agreement with the European Commission, relating to the control of the implementation of approximation of legislation and the implementing measures to be adopted.
Article 3 rules for competition and other economic provisions 1.
The following practices are incompatible with the proper functioning of this agreement, insofar as they may affect trade between two or more Contracting parties: i) all agreements between undertakings, decisions of associations of undertakings and all concerted practices between undertakings which have as their object or effect to prevent, restrict or distort competition;
II) abuse by one or more undertakings of a dominant position throughout the territories of the contracting parties or in a substantial part thereof;
(iii) any State aid which distorts or threatens to distort competition by favouring certain undertakings or certain products.
2. any practices contrary to this article is evaluated on the basis of the criteria arising from the application of the rules on competition applicable in the European Community, in particular those of articles 81, 82, 86 and 87 of the Treaty this and interpretative instruments adopted by the Community institutions.
(3. each associated party shall ensure that an operationally independent public body is equipped with the powers necessary for the full implementation of paragraph 1, points) i and ii), regarding private and public undertakings and undertakings to which special rights have been granted.
4. each party associated with means or sets up a functionally independent authority with the powers necessary for the full application of paragraph 1, item iii). This authority, inter alia, the power to authorise aid schemes of State and individual aid in accordance with paragraph 2, and to require the recovery of unlawfully granted State aid.
5. each

Contracting Party ensures transparency in the field of State aid, inter alia by providing to the other parties a regular annual report, or equivalent document, depending on the methodology and the presentation of the community reports on State aid. At the request of a Contracting Party, other Contracting Party provides information about some specific cases of assistance.
6. each associated party establishes a comprehensive inventory of aid in place prior to the establishment of the authority referred to in paragraph 4 and align these plans on the criteria referred to in paragraph 2.
7. a) for the purposes of the application of paragraph 1, point iii), the contracting parties agree that, during the periods referred to in the Protocol in the present agreement the transitional measures applicable to an associated party, any public aid granted by the party associated is evaluated taking into account the fact that the associated party concerned is regarded as an area identical to the areas of the community described in article 87 (, paragraph 3, point a), of the Treaty establishing the European Community.
(b) at the latest upon expiry of the first period referred to in the Protocol to this agreement containing the transitional measures applicable to an associated party, this party shall submit to the Commission data on GDP per capita harmonised at NUTS II level. The authority referred to in paragraph 4 and the European Commission then jointly evaluate the eligibility of the regions of the associated party concerned, as well as the intensity of the corresponding aid, in order to map of regional aid on the basis of the Community guidelines in this area.
8. If one of the contracting parties considers that a practice is incompatible with the provisions of paragraph 1, it may take appropriate measures after consultation of the Joint Committee, or 30 working days after this instance has been seized of the request for consultation.
9. the contracting parties shall exchange information taking into account the restrictions imposed by the requirements of professional and business secrecy.

Annex IV actions before the Court of justice of the European Communities 1. General principles relating to article 16 of the agreement 1. The procedures laid down by the Court of justice of the European Communities (hereinafter referred to as the "Court of justice") in ruling within the European Community shall apply, as appropriate. When the ruling is pronounced, the jurisdiction of the Contracting Party applying the interpretation adopted by the Court of justice.
2. the contracting parties have the right, under this agreement, to make representations to the Court of justice in the same way as the Member States of the EC.
2. scope and details of the procedure laid down in article 16, paragraph 2, of the agreement 1. Where, under article 16, paragraph 2, second sentence, a Contracting Party shall adopt a decision on the scope and modalities of seisin of the Court of justice, this decision signifies: has) is that any jurisdiction of the Contracting Party whose decisions are not subject to courts of law internal requests to the Court of justice as a ruling on a question raised in a case pending before it and concerning the validity or interpretation of an act referred to in article 16, paragraph 2, where it considers that a decision on this point is needed to render its judgment, b) or that any jurisdiction of that Contracting Party has the right to ask the Court of justice to rule on title for a preliminary ruling on a question raised in a case pending before it and concerning the validity or interpretation of an act referred to in article 16 , paragraph 2, where it considers that a decision on this point is needed to render its judgment, 2. The implementing rules pursuant to article 16, paragraph 2, are based on the principles enshrined in the legal provisions governing the functioning of the Court of justice, including the provisions y of the EC Treaty, the Statute and the rules of procedure of the Court of justice, as well as the jurisprudence of the latter. In the event where it takes a decision on the modalities for the application of this provision, the Contracting Party shall also take into account the practical guidance issued by the Court of justice in the informative Note on the introduction of procedures for a preliminary ruling by national courts.
3 referral in accordance with article 20, paragraph 3, of the agreement disputes submitted to the Court of justice in accordance with article 20, paragraph 3, of the agreement are treated in the same way as the dispute referred to it pursuant to article 239 of the Treaty this.
4 use of languages for the purposes of referral to the Court of justice the contracting parties have the right to use, in proceedings before the Court of justice defined within the framework of the agreement, any official language of the institutions of the European Union or any other Contracting Party. All official documents written in a language which is not an official language of the institutions of the European Union is accompanied by a French translation presented simultaneously. If a Contracting Party intends to use a language which is not an official language of the institutions of the European Union, in oral proceedings, it provides simultaneous interpretation into french.

Annex V Protocol I provisions transitional between the Community European and its Member States, of one PART, and the Republic of Albania, of other share Article 1 periods transitional 1. The first transitional period commences on the effective date of this agreement to be completed once it has been verified, on the basis of an assessment carried out by the European Community and the Republic of Albania, hereinafter referred to as "Albania", has fulfilled all the conditions laid down in article 2, paragraph 1, of this Protocol.
2. the second transitional period begins at the end of the first transitional period to end once it has been verified, on the basis of an assessment carried out by the European Community, that the Albania has fulfilled all the conditions laid down in article 2, paragraph 2, of this Protocol.
Article 2 Conditions applicable in what concerns the transition 1. At the end of the first transitional period Albania i) is a full member of the joint (JAA) aviation authorities and shall endeavour to implement any legislation on aviation safety mentioned in annex Ire;
(ii) apply document 30 of the ECAC and strives to implement any legislation on aviation security mentioned in annex Ire;
(iii) apply Regulation (EEC) No 3925/91 (on Elimination of controls and formalities applicable to baggage hand and hold baggage), Regulation (EEC) no 2409/92 (on fares of passengers and freight by air services), Directive 94/56 / EC (concerning the investigation of accidents and incidents), Regulation (EC) No 2027/97 (on the liability of air carriers in the event of accident) Directive 2003/42/EC (concerning the occurrence reporting), Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 (on denied boarding), Directive 2000/79/EC (on the organisation of working time in civil aviation) and Directive 2003/88/EC (on working time), in accordance with annex Ire;
(iv) separates the air traffic of the national regulatory body management service provider, creates a national body monitoring of air traffic services, undertakes the Organization of its airspace block (s) functional (s) and applies a flexible management of its airspace;
(v) ratifying the Convention for the unification of certain rules relating to international carriage by air (Montreal convention);
(vi) has made enough progress in the implementation of the rules on State aid and of competition laid down in an agreement under article 14, paragraph 1, of the main agreement or in annex III, as appropriate.
2. at the end of the second transitional period, the Albania apply this agreement including all the legislation mentioned in annex Ire.
Article 3 transitional provisions 1. Notwithstanding article 1, paragraph 1, of the main agreement, has) during the first transitional period: i) Community air carriers and air carriers licensed by the Albania are permitted to exercise unlimited traffic rights between any point in Albania and any point in a Member State of the EC;
(ii) Community air carriers shall not be majority held actually controlled by the Albania or its nationals and air carriers licensed by the Albania cannot be majority owned or effectively controlled by Member States of the EC or their nationals;
((b) in the second transitional period: i) Community air carriers and air carriers licensed by the Albania are permitted to exercise the traffic rights provided for in paragraph 1, point (a)), under i).
(ii) the Community air carriers are permitted to exercise traffic rights unlimited between points in Albania and other associated parties, and are allowed to change in any point of aircraft, provided that flight fits in the context of a service serving a point in a Member State of the EC;

(iii) air carriers licensed by the Albania are permitted to exercise unlimited traffic rights between points in different Member States of the EC and are allowed to change at any time aircraft, provided that flight fits under a serving one service point in Albania.
2. for the purposes of this section, "Community air carrier" means an air carrier holding a licence issued by a Member State of the EC, the Norway or the Iceland.
3. articles 7 and 8 of the main agreement are not before the end of the second transitional period, without prejudice to the obligation of the Albania and the community respectively, to grant, from the end of the first transitional period, for licences to operate in accordance with the acts mentioned in annex Ire, to carriers majority owned or effectively controlled by Member States of the EC or their nationals and carriers majority owned or effectively controlled by the Albania or its nationals.
Article 4 aviation safety 1. At the start of the first transitional period, the Albania participates as an observer in the work of the European Aviation Safety Agency.
2. at the end of the second transitional period the Joint Committee established under article 18 of the principal agreement determines the precise status and conditions for the participation of Albania in the European Aviation Safety Agency.
3. until the end of the second transitional period, the European Community may, if it finds shortcomings in terms of security, require that the permission for an air carrier licensed by Albania to operate air routes to destination, departure or within the community is subject to a specific security check. This security check is carried out by the European Community promptly to avoid excessive delays in the exercise of traffic rights.
Article 5 Aviation Security 1. At the beginning of the second transitional period the confidential part of the legislation referred to in annex Ire safety is put at the disposal of the competent authority of the Albania.
2. until the end of the second transitional period, the European Community may, if it finds shortcomings in terms of security, require that the permission for an air carrier licensed by Albania to operate air routes to destination, departure or within the community is subject to a specific security check. This security check is carried out by the European Community promptly to avoid excessive delays in the exercise of traffic rights.
Protocol II provisions transitional between the Community European and its Member States, of one PART, and Bosnia - Herzegovina, of other share Article 1 periods transitional 1.
The first transitional period starts at the entry into force of this agreement to end once that has been verified, on the basis of an assessment carried out by the European Community, that Bosnia and Herzegovina has fulfilled all the conditions laid down in article 2, paragraph 1, of this Protocol.
2. the second transitional period begins at the end of the first transitional period to end once it has been verified, on the basis of an assessment carried out by the European Community, that Bosnia and Herzegovina has fulfilled all the conditions laid down in article 2, paragraph 2, of this Protocol.
Article 2 Conditions applicable in what concerns the transition 1. At the end of the first transitional period Bosnia and Herzegovina i) is a full member of the joint (JAA) aviation authorities and shall endeavour to implement any legislation on aviation safety mentioned in annex Ire;
(ii) apply document 30 of the ECAC and strives to implement any legislation on aviation security mentioned in annex Ire;
(iii) apply Regulation (EEC) No 3925/91 (on Elimination of controls and formalities applicable to baggage hand and hold baggage), Regulation (EEC) no 2409/92 (on fares of passengers and freight by air services), Directive 94/56 / EC (concerning the investigation of accidents and incidents), Directive 96/67/EC (relating to groundhandling) Regulation (EC) No 2027/97 (on the liability of air carriers in the event of accidents), Directive 2003/42/EC (concerning the occurrence reporting), Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 (on denied boarding), Directive 2000/79/EC (on the organisation of working time in civil aviation) and Directive 2003/88/EC (on working time) , in accordance with annex Ire of this agreement;
(iv) ratify the Convention for the unification of certain rules relating to international carriage by air (Montreal convention);
(v) has made enough progress in the implementation of the rules on State aid and of competition under an agreement referred to article 14, paragraph 1, of the main agreement or in annex III to this agreement, as the case may be.
(2) at the end of the second transitional period Bosnia and Herzegovina i) separates the air of the national regulatory body traffic management service provider, creates a national surveillance of air traffic services organization, undertakes the Organization of its airspace block (s) functional (s) and apply flexible use of airspace management;
(ii) apply this agreement including all the legislation mentioned in annex Ire.
Article 3 transitional provisions 1. Notwithstanding article 1, paragraph 1, of the main agreement, has) during the first transitional period: i) Community air carriers and air carriers licensed by Bosnia and Herzegovina are permitted to exercise unlimited traffic rights between any point in Bosnia and Herzegovina and any point in a Member State of the EC;
(ii) the Community air carriers shall not be majority held effectively controlled by Bosnia and Herzegovina or its nationals and air carriers licensed by Bosnia and Herzegovina cannot be majority owned or effectively controlled by Member States of the EC or their nationals;
((b) in the second transitional period: i) Community air carriers and air carriers licensed by Bosnia and Herzegovina are permitted to exercise the traffic rights provided for in paragraph 1, point (a)), under i).
(ii) the Community air carriers are permitted to exercise traffic rights between points in Bosnia and Herzegovina and other associated parts unlimited and are allowed to change in any point of aircraft, provided that flight fits in the context of a service serving a point in a Member State of the EC;
(iii) air carriers licensed by Bosnia and Herzegovina are permitted to exercise unlimited traffic rights between points in different Member States of the EC and are allowed to change in any point of aircraft, provided that flight fits under a serving one service point in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2. for the purposes of this section, "Community air carrier" means an air carrier holding a licence issued by a Member State of the EC, the Norway or the Iceland.
3. articles 7 and 8 of the main agreement are not before the end of the second transitional period, without prejudice to the obligation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the community respectively, to grant, from the end of the first transitional period, for licences to operate in accordance with the acts mentioned in annex Ire, to carriers majority owned or effectively controlled by Member States from the this or their nationals and carriers majority owned or effectively controlled by the Bosnia and Herzegovina or its nationals.
Article 4 aviation safety 1. At the start of the first transitional period Bosnia and Herzegovina participates as an observer in the work of the European Aviation Safety Agency.
2. at the end of the second transitional period the Joint Committee established under article 18 of the principal agreement determines the precise status and conditions for the participation of Bosnia and Herzegovina within the European Aviation Safety Agency.
3. until the end of the second transitional period, the European Community may, if it finds shortcomings in terms of security, require an authorization for an air carrier licensed by Bosnia and Herzegovina to operate air routes to destination, departure or within the community is subject to a specific security check. This security check is carried out by the European Community promptly to avoid excessive delays in the exercise of traffic rights.
Article 5 Aviation Security 1. At the beginning of the second transitional period the confidential part of the legislation referred to in annex Ire safety is put at the disposal of the competent authority of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2. until the end of the second transitional period, the European Community may, if it finds shortcomings in terms of security,

require that an authorization for an air carrier licensed by Bosnia and Herzegovina to operate air routes to destination, departure or within the community is subject to a specific security check. This security check is carried out by the European Community promptly to avoid excessive delays in the exercise of traffic rights.
Protocol III provisions transitional between the Community European and its Member States, of one PART, and the Republic of Bulgaria, of other share Article 1 period transitional 1.
The transitional period commences on the effective date of this agreement to be completed once it has been verified, on the basis of an evaluation by the European Community, the Republic of Bulgaria, hereinafter referred to as "Bulgaria", has fulfilled all the conditions laid down in article 2 of this Protocol, and no later than at the date of the accession of Bulgaria to the Union European.
2. in the case of the Bulgaria, references to the "second transitional period" contained in this agreement or its annexes refer to the transitional period referred to in paragraph 1.
Article 2 Conditions applicable with respect to the transition at the end of the transitional period, the Bulgaria apply this agreement including all the legislation mentioned in annex Ire pursuant to article 3 of the main agreement.
Article 3 transitional provisions 1. Notwithstanding article 1, paragraph 1, of the main agreement, during the transitional period: i) Community air carriers and air carriers licensed by the Bulgaria are permitted to exercise unlimited traffic rights between any point in Bulgaria and any point in a Member State of the EC;
(ii) the Community air carriers are permitted to exercise unlimited between points in Bulgaria and other associated parts traffic rights and are allowed to change in any point of aircraft, provided that flight fits in the context of a service serving a point in a Member State of the EC;
(iii) a licence issued by the Bulgaria air carriers are permitted to exercise unlimited traffic rights between points in different Member States of the EC and are allowed to change in any point of aircraft, provided that flight fits as part of a service serving a point in Bulgaria.
2. for the purposes of this section, "Community air carrier" means an air carrier holding a licence issued by a Member State of the EC, the Norway or the Iceland.
3. articles 7 and 8 of the main agreement do not apply before the end of the transitional period, without prejudice to the obligation of the Bulgaria and the community, respectively, to grant, as of the beginning of the transitional period of the licences in accordance with the acts mentioned in annex Ire, to carriers majority owned or effectively controlled by Member States of the EC or their nationals and carriers majority owned or effectively controlled by the Bulgaria or its nationals.
Article 4 aviation safety 1. At the end of the transitional period, the Joint Committee established under article 18 of the principal agreement determines the precise status and conditions for the participation of Bulgaria in the European Agency for air safety.
2. until the end of the transitional period, the European Community may, if it finds shortcomings in terms of security, require that the permission for an air carrier licensed by Bulgaria to operate air routes to destination, departure or within the community is subject to a specific security check. This security check is carried out by the European Community promptly to avoid excessive delays in the exercise of traffic rights.
Article 5 aviation security until the end of the transitional period, the European Community may, if it finds shortcomings in terms of security, require that the permission for an air carrier licensed by Bulgaria to operate air routes to destination, departure or within the community is subject to a specific security check. This security check is carried out by the European Community promptly to avoid excessive delays in the exercise of traffic rights.
Protocol IV provisions transitional between the Community European and its Member States, of one PART, and the Republic of Croatia, of other share Article 1 periods transitional 1. The first transitional period commences on the effective date of this agreement to be completed once it has been verified, on the basis of an assessment carried out by the European Community, the Republic of Croatia, hereinafter referred to as "Croatia", has fulfilled all the conditions laid down in article 2, paragraph 1, of this Protocol.
2. the second transitional period begins at the end of the first transitional period to end once it has been verified, on the basis of an assessment carried out by the European Community, that Croatia has fulfilled all the conditions laid down in article 2, paragraph 2, of this Protocol.
Article 2 Conditions applicable in what concerns the transition 1. At the end of the first transitional period Croatia i) is a full member of the joint (JAA) aviation authorities and shall endeavour to implement any legislation on aviation safety mentioned in annex Ire;
(ii) apply document 30 of the ECAC and strives to implement any legislation on aviation security mentioned in annex Ire;
(iii) apply Regulation (EEC) No 3925/91 (on Elimination of controls and formalities applicable to baggage hand and hold baggage), Regulation (EEC) no 2409/92 (on fares of passengers and freight by air services), Directive 94/56 / EC (concerning the investigation of accidents and incidents), Directive 96/67/EC (relating to groundhandling) Regulation (EC) No 2027/97 (on the liability of air carriers in the event of accidents), Directive 2003/42/EC (concerning the occurrence reporting), Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 (on denied boarding), Directive 2000/79/EC (on the organisation of working time in civil aviation) and Directive 2003/88/EC (on working time) , in accordance with annex Ire;
(iv) separates the air traffic of the national regulatory body management service provider, creates a national body monitoring of air traffic services, undertakes the Organization of its airspace block (s) functional (s) and applies a flexible management of its airspace;
(v) ratifying the Convention for the unification of certain rules relating to international carriage by air (Montreal convention);
(vi) has made enough progress in the implementation of the rules on State aid and of competition under an agreement referred to article 14, paragraph 1, of the main agreement or in annex III to this agreement, as the case may be.
2. at the end of the second transitional period, Croatia apply this agreement including all the legislation mentioned in annex Ire.
Article 3 transitional provisions 1.
Notwithstanding article 1, paragraph 1, of the main agreement, has) during the first and second transitional periods, Community air carriers and air carriers licensed by Croatia are permitted to exercise unlimited traffic rights between any point in Croatia and any point in a Member State of the EC;
((b) in the second transitional period: i) Community air carriers and air carriers licensed by Croatia are permitted to exercise the traffic rights provided for in paragraph 1, point (a));
(ii) the Community air carriers are permitted to exercise unlimited between points in Croatia and other associated parts traffic rights and are allowed to change in any point of aircraft, provided that flight fits in the context of a service serving a point in a Member State of the EC;
(iii) air carriers licensed by Croatia are permitted to exercise unlimited traffic rights between points in different Member States of the EC and are allowed to change in any point of aircraft, provided that flight fits as part of a service serving a point in Croatia.
(c) until the end of the second transitional period, Community air carriers shall not be majority held effectively controlled by Croatia or its nationals and air carriers licensed by Croatia cannot be majority owned or effectively controlled by Member States of the EC or their nationals.
2. for the purposes of this section, "Community air carrier" means an air carrier holding a licence issued by a Member State of the EC, the Norway or the Iceland.
3. articles 7 and 8 of the main agreement do not apply before the end of the second transitional period, without prejudice to the obligations of Croatia and the community, respectively, to grant, from the end of the first transitional period, operating in accordance with the acts mentioned licenses

in annex Ire, to carriers majority owned or effectively controlled by Member States of the EC or their nationals and carriers majority owned or effectively controlled by Croatia or its nationals.
Article 4 aviation safety 1.
At the start of the first transitional period Croatia participates as an observer in the work of the European Aviation Safety Agency.
2. at the end of the second transitional period the Joint Committee established under article 18 of the principal agreement determines the precise status and conditions for the participation of Croatia in the European Aviation Safety Agency.
3. until the end of the second transitional period, the European Community may, if it finds shortcomings in terms of security, require that the permission for an air carrier licensed by Croatia to operate air routes to destination, departure or within the community is subject to a specific security check. This security check is carried out by the European Community promptly to avoid excessive delays in the exercise of traffic rights.
Article 5 Aviation Security 1. At the beginning of the second transitional period the confidential part of the legislation referred to in annex Ire safety is put at the disposal of the competent authority of Croatia.
2. until the end of the second transitional period, the European Community may, if it finds shortcomings in terms of security, require that the permission for an air carrier licensed by Croatia to operate air routes to destination, departure or within the community is subject to a specific security check. This security check is carried out by the European Community promptly to avoid excessive delays in the exercise of traffic rights.
Protocol V provisions transitional between the Community European and its Member States, of one PART, and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, of other share Article 1 periods transitional 1. The first transitional period begins on the effective date of this agreement to be completed once it has been verified, on the basis of an assessment carried out by the European Community, that the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has fulfilled all the conditions laid down in article 2, paragraph 1, of this Protocol.
2. the second transitional period begins at the end of the first transitional period to end once it has been verified, on the basis of an assessment carried out by the European Community, that the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has fulfilled all the conditions laid down in article 2, paragraph 2, of this Protocol.
Article 2 Conditions applicable in what concerns the transition 1. At the end of the first transitional period, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia i) is a full member of the joint (JAA) aviation authorities and shall endeavour to implement any legislation on aviation safety mentioned in annex Ire;
(ii) apply document 30 of the ECAC and strives to implement any legislation on aviation security mentioned in annex Ire;
(iii) apply Regulation (EEC) No 3925/91 (on Elimination of controls and formalities applicable to baggage hand and hold baggage), Regulation (EEC) no 2409/92 (on fares of passengers and freight by air services), Directive 94/56 / EC (concerning the investigation of accidents and incidents), Directive 96/67/EC (relating to groundhandling) Directive 2003/42/EC (concerning the occurrence reporting), Directive 2000/79/EC (on the organisation of working time in civil aviation) and Directive 2003/88/EC (on working time), in accordance with annex Ire;
(iv) separates the air traffic of the national regulatory body management service provider, creates a national body monitoring of air traffic services, undertakes the Organization of its airspace block (s) functional (s) and applies a flexible management of its airspace;
(v) ratifying the Convention for the unification of certain rules relating to international carriage by air (Montreal convention);
(vi) has made enough progress in the implementation of the rules on State aid and of competition under an agreement referred to article 14, paragraph 1, of the main agreement or in annex III to this agreement, as the case may be.
(2) at the end of the second transitional period, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia apply this agreement including all the legislation referred to in annex Ire.
((Article 3 transitional provisions 1) Notwithstanding article 1, paragraph 1, of the main agreement, has) during the first transitional period: i) Community air carriers and air carriers licensed by the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia shall be permitted to exercise unlimited traffic rights between any point in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and any point in a Member State of the EC;
(ii) the Community air carriers shall not be majority held effectively controlled by the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia or its nationals and air carriers licensed by the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia may not be majority owned or effectively controlled by Member States of the EC or their nationals;
((b) in the second transitional period: i) Community air carriers and air carriers licensed by the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia are permitted to exercise the traffic rights provided for in paragraph 1, point (a)), under i).
(ii) the Community air carriers are permitted to exercise traffic rights between points in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and other associated parts unlimited and are allowed to change in any point of aircraft, for as much as flight fits in the context of a service serving a point in a Member State of the EC;
(iii) air carriers licensed by the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia are permitted to exercise unlimited traffic rights between points in different Member States of the EC and are allowed to change in any point of aircraft, provided that flight fits in the context of a service serving a point in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
(2) for the purposes of this section, "Community air carrier" means an air carrier holding a licence issued by a Member State of the EC, the Norway or the Iceland.
(3) articles 7 and 8 of the main agreement do not apply before the end of the second transitional period, without prejudice to the obligations of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and the community, respectively, to grant, from the end of the first transitional period, for licences to operate in accordance with the acts mentioned in annex Ire, to carriers majority owned or effectively controlled by Member States of the EC or their nationals and held majority carriers or actually controlled by the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia or its nationals.
Article 4 Application of certain legislation by the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia notwithstanding article 2 of this Protocol, at the entry into force of this agreement, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia i) applies in practice the Convention for the unification of certain rules relating to international carriage by air (Montreal convention);
(ii) requires air carriers licensed by the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to comply to Regulation (EC) No 261/2004.
III) denounces or aligned with Community law the contract between the Government of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Macedonian Airlines (MAT).
Article 5 Aviation Security 1. At the start of the first transitional period, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia participates as an observer in the work of the European Aviation Safety Agency.
2. at the end of the second transitional period the Joint Committee established under article 18 of the principal agreement determines the precise status and conditions for the participation of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia within the European Aviation Safety Agency.
3. until the end of the second transitional period, the Community European may, if it finds shortcomings in terms of security, require that the permission for an air carrier licensed by the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to operate flights to destination, departure or within the community is subject to a specific security check. This security check is carried out by the European Community promptly to avoid excessive delays in the exercise of traffic rights.
Article 6 aviation security 1. At the beginning of the second transitional period the confidential part of the legislation referred to in annex Ire safety is put at the disposal of the competent authority of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
2. until the end of the second period

transitional, the Community European may, if it finds shortcomings in terms of security, require that the permission for an air carrier licensed by the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to operate flights to destination, departure or within the community is subject to a specific security check. This security check is carried out by the European Community promptly to avoid excessive delays in the exercise of traffic rights.
Protocol VI provisions transitional between the Community European and its Member States, of one PART, and the Republic of Serbia, of other share Article 1 transitional periods 1) the first transitional period starts at the entry into force of this agreement to be completed once it has been verified, on the basis of an assessment carried out by the European Community, the Republic of Serbia has fulfilled all the conditions laid down in article 2 , paragraph 1, of this Protocol.
(2) the second transitional period begins at the end of the first transitional period to end once it has been verified, on the basis of an assessment carried out by the European Community, the Republic of Serbia has fulfilled all the conditions laid down in article 2, paragraph 2, of this Protocol.
Article 2 Conditions applicable in what concerns the transition 1. At the end of the first transitional period, the Republic of Serbia i) is a full member of the joint (JAA) aviation authorities and shall endeavour to implement any legislation on aviation safety mentioned in annex Ire;
(ii) apply document 30 of the ECAC and strives to implement any legislation on aviation security mentioned in annex Ire;
(iii) apply Regulation (EEC) No 3925/91 (on Elimination of controls and formalities applicable to baggage hand and hold baggage), Regulation (EEC) no 2409/92 (on fares of passengers and freight by air services), Directive 94/56 / EC (concerning the investigation of accidents and incidents), Directive 96/67/EC (relating to groundhandling) Regulation (EC) No 2027/97 (on the liability of air carriers in the event of accidents), Directive 2003/42/EC (concerning the occurrence reporting), Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 (on denied boarding), Directive 2000/79/EC (on the organisation of working time in civil aviation) and Directive 2003/88/EC (on working time) , in accordance with annex Ire;
(iv) separates the provider of management services of the Agency of the Republic of Serbia regulating air traffic, creates an oversight body of air traffic for the Serbia Republic services, undertakes the Organization of its airspace block (s) functional (s) and apply a flexible management of its airspace;
(v) ratifying the Convention for the unification of certain rules relating to international carriage by air (Montreal convention);
(vi) has made enough progress in the implementation of the rules on State aid and of competition under an agreement referred to article 14, paragraph 1, of the main agreement or in annex III to this agreement, as the case may be.
2. at the end of the second transitional period, the Republic of Serbia apply this agreement including all the legislation mentioned in annex Ire.
Article 3 transitional provisions 1.
Notwithstanding article 1, paragraph 1, of the main agreement, has) during the first transitional period: i) Community air carriers and air carriers licensed by the Republic of Serbia are permitted to exercise unlimited traffic rights between any point in Republic of Serbia and any point in a Member State of the EC;
(ii) the Community air carriers shall not be majority held effectively controlled by the Republic of Serbia or its nationals and air carriers licensed by the Republic of Serbia cannot be majority owned or effectively controlled by Member States of the EC or their nationals;
((b) in the second transitional period: i) Community air carriers and air carriers licensed by the Republic of Serbia are permitted to exercise the traffic rights provided for in paragraph 1, point (a)), under i).
(ii) the Community air carriers are permitted to exercise traffic rights between points in the Republic of Serbia and other associated parties unlimited and are allowed to change in any point of aircraft, for as much as flight fits in the context of a service serving a point in a Member State of the EC;
(iii) air carriers licensed by the Republic of Serbia are permitted to exercise unlimited traffic rights between points in different Member States of the EC and are allowed to change in any point of aircraft, provided that flight fits in the context of a service serving a point in the Republic of Serbia.
2. for the purposes of this section, "Community air carrier" means an air carrier holding a licence issued by a Member State of the EC, the Norway or the Iceland.
3. articles 7 and 8 of the main agreement are not before the end of the second transitional period, without prejudice to the obligations of the Republic of Serbia and the community respectively, to grant, from the end of the first transitional period, for licences to operate in accordance with the acts mentioned in annex Ire, to carriers majority owned or effectively controlled by Member States of the EC or their nationals and carriers majority owned or effectively controlled by the Republic of Serbia or its nationals.
Article 4 aviation safety 1. At the start of the first transitional period, the Republic of Serbia participates as an observer in the work of the European Aviation Safety Agency.
2. at the end of the second transitional period the Joint Committee established under article 18 of the principal agreement determines the precise status and conditions for the participation of the Republic of Serbia within the European Aviation Safety Agency.
3. until the end of the second transitional period, the Community European may, if it finds shortcomings in terms of security, require that an authorization for an air carrier licensed by the Republic of Serbia to operate flights to destination, departure or within the community is subject to a specific security check. This security check is carried out by the European Community promptly to avoid excessive delays in the exercise of traffic rights.
Article 5 Aviation Security 1. At the beginning of the second transitional period the confidential part of the legislation referred to in annex Ire safety is put at the disposal of the competent authority of the Republic of Serbia.
2. until the end of the second transitional period, the Community European may, if it finds shortcomings in terms of security, require that an authorization for an air carrier licensed by the Republic of Serbia to operate flights to destination, departure or within the community is subject to a specific security check. This security check is carried out by the European Community promptly to avoid excessive delays in the exercise of traffic rights.
Protocol VII provisions transitional between the Community European and its Member States, of one PART, and the Republic of MONTENEGRO, of other share Article 1 transitional periods 1) the first transitional period starts at the entry into force of this agreement to be completed once it has been verified, on the basis of an assessment carried out by the European Community, the Republic of Montenegro has fulfilled all the conditions laid down in article 2 , paragraph 1, of this Protocol.
(2) the second transitional period begins at the end of the first transitional period to end once it has been verified, on the basis of an assessment carried out by the European Community, the Republic of Montenegro has fulfilled all the conditions laid down in article 2, paragraph 2, of this Protocol.
Article 2 Conditions applicable in what concerns the transition 1. At the end of the first transitional period, the Republic of Montenegro i) is a full member of the joint (JAA) aviation authorities and shall endeavour to implement any legislation on aviation safety mentioned in annex Ire;
(ii) apply document 30 of the ECAC and strives to implement any legislation on aviation security mentioned in annex Ire;
(iii) apply Regulation (EEC) No 3925/91 (on Elimination of controls and formalities applicable to baggage hand and hold baggage), Regulation (EEC) no 2409/92 (on fares of passengers and freight by air services), Directive 94/56 / EC (concerning the investigation of accidents and incidents), Directive 96/67/EC (relating to groundhandling) Regulation (EC) No 2027/97 (on the liability of air carriers in the event of accidents), Directive 2003/42/EC (concerning

records of events), the Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 (on denied boarding), Directive 2000/79/EC (on the organisation of working time in civil aviation) and Directive 2003/88/EC (concerning the working time), in accordance with annex Ire;
(iv) separates the service provider management of air traffic in the body's regulation of the Republic of Montenegro, creates an oversight body for the Republic of Montenegro air traffic services, undertakes the Organization of its airspace block (s) functional (s) and applies a flexible management of its airspace;
(v) ratifying the Convention for the unification of certain rules relating to international carriage by air (Montreal convention);
(vi) has made enough progress in the implementation of the rules on State aid and of competition under an agreement referred to article 14, paragraph 1, of the main agreement or in annex III to this agreement, as the case may be.
2. at the end of the second transitional period, the Republic of Montenegro apply this agreement including all the legislation mentioned in annex Ire.
Article 3 transitional provisions 1. Notwithstanding article 1, paragraph 1, of the main agreement, has) during the first transitional period: i) Community air carriers and air carriers licensed by the Republic of the Montenegrosont permitted to exercise traffic rights unlimited between any point in the Republic of Montenegro and any point in a Member State of the EC;
(ii) the Community air carriers shall not be majority held effectively controlled by the Republic of Montenegro or its nationals and air carriers licensed by the Republic of Montenegro may not be majority owned or effectively controlled by Member States of the EC or their nationals;
((b) in the second transitional period: i) Community air carriers and air carriers of a licence issued by the Republic of the Montenegrosont authorised to exercise the traffic rights provided for in paragraph 1, point (a)), under i).
(ii) the Community air carriers are permitted to exercise traffic rights between points in the Republic of Montenegro and other associated parts unlimited and are allowed to change in any point of aircraft, provided that flight fits in the context of a service serving a point in a Member State of the EC;
(iii) air carriers licensed by the Republic of Montenegro are permitted to exercise unlimited traffic rights between points in different Member States of the EC and are allowed to change in any point of aircraft, provided that flight fits in the context of a service serving a point in the Republic of Montenegro.
2. for the purposes of this section, "Community air carrier" means an air carrier holding a licence issued by a Member State of the EC, the Norway or the Iceland.
3. articles 7 and 8 of the main agreement are not before the end of the second transitional period, without prejudice to the obligations of the Republic of Montenegro and the community respectively, to grant, from the end of the first transitional period, for licences to operate in accordance with the acts mentioned in annex Ire, to carriers majority owned or effectively controlled by Member States of the EC or their nationals and carriers majority owned or effectively controlled by the Republic of Montenegro or its nationals.
Article 4 aviation safety 1. At the start of the first transitional period, the Republic of Montenegro participates as an observer in the work of the European Aviation Safety Agency.
2. at the end of the second transitional period the Joint Committee established under article 18 of the principal agreement determines the precise status and conditions for the participation of the Republic of Montenegro within the European Aviation Safety Agency.
3. until the end of the second transitional period, the Community European may, if it finds shortcomings in terms of security, require that an authorization for an air carrier licensed by the Republic of Montenegro to operate flights to destination, departure or within the community is subject to a specific security check. This security check is carried out by the European Community promptly to avoid excessive delays in the exercise of traffic rights.
Article 5 Aviation Security 1. At the beginning of the second transitional period the confidential part of the legislation referred to in annex Ire safety is put at the disposal of the competent authority of the Republic of Montenegro.
2. until the end of the second transitional period, the Community European may, if it finds shortcomings in terms of security, require that an authorization for an air carrier licensed by the Republic of Montenegro to operate flights to destination, departure or within the community is subject to a specific security check. This security check is carried out by the European Community promptly to avoid excessive delays in the exercise of traffic rights.
Protocol VIII provisions transitional between the Community European and its Member States, of one PART, and Romania, of other share Article 1 period transitional 1.
The transitional period starts at the entry into force of this agreement to be completed once it has been verified, on the basis of an assessment carried out by the European Community, the Romania has fulfilled all of the conditions referred to in article 2 of this Protocol.
2. in the case of the Romania, references to the "second transitional period" contained in this agreement or its annexes refer to the transitional period referred to in paragraph 1.
Article 2 Conditions applicable with respect to the transition at the end of the transitional period, the Romania apply this agreement including all the legislation mentioned in annex Ire.
(Article 3 transitional arrangements (1) Notwithstanding article 1, paragraph 1, of this agreement, during the transitional period: i) Community air carriers and air carriers licensed by the Romania are permitted to exercise unlimited traffic rights between any point in Romania and any point in a Member State of the EC;
(ii) the Community air carriers are permitted to exercise unlimited between points in Romania and other associated parts traffic rights and are allowed to change in any point of aircraft, provided that flight fits in the context of a service serving a point in a Member State of the EC;
(iii) a licence issued by the Romania air carriers are permitted to exercise unlimited traffic rights between points in different Member States of the EC and are allowed to change in any point of aircraft, provided that flight fits as part of a service serving a point in Romania.
(2) for the purposes of this section, "Community air carrier" means an air carrier holding a licence issued by a Member State of the EC, the Norway or the Iceland.
3. articles 7 and 8 of the main agreement do not apply before the end of the transitional period, without prejudice to the obligation of the Romania and the community respectively, to grant effective from the beginning of the transitional period of the licences in accordance with the acts mentioned in annex Ire, to carriers majority owned or effectively controlled by Member States of the EC or their nationals and carriers held majority or effectively controlled by the Romania or its nationals.
Article 4 aviation safety 1. At the end of the transitional period, the Joint Committee established under article 18 of the principal agreement determines the precise status and conditions for the participation of Romania in the European Aviation Safety Agency.
2. until the end of the second transitional period, the European Community may, if it finds shortcomings in terms of security, require that an authorization for an air carrier licensed by Romania to operate air routes to destination, departure or within the community is subject to a specific security check. This security check is carried out by the European Community promptly to avoid excessive delays in the exercise of traffic rights.
Article 5 aviation security until the end of the transitional period, the European Community may, if it finds shortcomings in terms of security, require that an authorization for an air carrier licensed by Romania to operate air routes to destination, departure or within the community is subject to a specific security check. This security check is carried out by the European Community promptly to avoid excessive delays in the exercise of traffic rights.
PROTOCOL IX TRANSITIONAL BETWEEN THE COMMUNITY AND ITS MEMBER STATES, OF ONE PART, AND THE INTERIM ADMINISTRATION MISSION OF THE UNITED NATIONS IN KOSOVO, ON THE OTHER HAND

Article 1 UNMIK Competences the provisions of this Protocol are without prejudice to the powers of the Mission of interim administration of the United Nations in Kosovo hereinafter referred to as "UNMIK", in accordance with resolution 1244 of 10 June 1999 United Nations Security Council.
Section 2 period transitional 1. The first transitional period commences on the effective date of this agreement to be completed once it has been verified, on the basis of an assessment carried out by the European Community, that UNMIK has fulfilled all of the requirements referred to in article 3, paragraph 1, of this Protocol.
2. the second transitional period begins at the end of the first transitional period to end once it has been verified, on the basis of an assessment carried out by the European Community, that UNMIK has fulfilled all of the requirements referred to in article 3, paragraph 2, of this Protocol.
Article 3 Conditions in what concerns the transition 1.
At the end of the first transitional period UNMIK i) implement, without prejudice to its special status by virtue of international law, the common codes of aviation (JAR) ("joint aviation requirements") promulgated by the authorities joint aviation (JAA) and strives to apply the whole of the legislation mentioned in annex Ire; aviation safety
(ii) apply document 30 of the ECAC and strives to implement any legislation on aviation security mentioned in annex Ire;
(iii) apply Regulation (EEC) No 3925/91 (on Elimination of controls and formalities applicable to baggage hand and hold baggage), Regulation (EEC) no 2409/92 (on fares of passengers and freight by air services), Directive 94/56 / EC (concerning the investigation of accidents and incidents), Regulation (EC) No 2027/97 (on the liability of air carriers in the event of accident) Directive 2003/42/EC (concerning the occurrence reporting), Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 (on denied boarding), Directive 2000/79/EC (on the organisation of working time in civil aviation) and Directive 2003/88/EC (on working time), in accordance with annex Ire;

(iv) separates the provider of air traffic services and the regulatory body and creates or shall appoint a body for monitoring of air traffic services;
v) applies in practice the Convention for the unification of certain rules relating to international carriage by air (Montreal convention);
(vi) has made enough progress in the implementation of the rules on State aid and of competition laid down in an agreement under article 14, paragraph 1, of the main agreement or in annex III, as appropriate.
2. at the end of the second transitional period, UNMIK apply this agreement including all the legislation mentioned in annex Ire.
Article 4 transitional provisions 1. Notwithstanding article 1, paragraph 1, of the main agreement, has) during the first transitional period: i) Community air carriers and air carriers licensed by UNMIK are permitted to exercise unlimited traffic rights between any point in Kosovo and any point in a Member State of the EC;
(ii) the Community air carriers shall not be majority held effectively controlled by UNMIK or residents of Kosovo and air carriers licensed by UNMIK cannot be majority owned or effectively controlled by Member States of the EC or their nationals;
((b) in the second transitional period: i) Community air carriers and air carriers licensed by UNMIK are permitted to exercise the traffic rights provided for in paragraph 1, point (a)), under i).
(ii) the Community air carriers are permitted to exercise traffic rights between points in Kosovo and other associated parties unlimited and are allowed to change in any point of aircraft, provided that flight fits in the context of a service serving a point in a Member State of the EC;
(iii) air carriers licensed by UNMIK are permitted to exercise unlimited traffic rights between points in different Member States of the EC and are allowed to change in any point of aircraft, provided that flight fits in the context of a service serving a point in Kosovo.
2. for the purposes of this section, "Community air carrier" means an air carrier holding a licence issued by a Member State of the EC, the Norway or the Iceland.
3. articles 7 and 8 of the main agreement are not before the end of the second transitional period, without prejudice to the obligation of UNMIK and the community respectively, to grant, from the end of the first transitional period, for licences to operate in accordance with the acts mentioned in annex Ire, to carriers majority owned or effectively controlled by Member States from the this or their nationals and carriers held in majority or actually controlled by UNMIK or residents of Kosovo.
Article 5 Conventions and international agreements where the legislation mentioned in annex Ire provides the obligation to become a party to conventions or international agreements, account shall be taken of the special status of UNMIK under international law.
Article 6 aviation safety 1. At the start of the first transitional period UNMIK participates as an observer in the work of the European Aviation Safety Agency.
2. at the end of the second transitional period the Joint Committee established under article 18 of the principal agreement determines the precise status and conditions for the participation of UNMIK within the European Aviation Safety Agency.
3. until the end of the second transitional period, the European Community may, if it finds shortcomings in terms of security, require that an authorization for an air carrier licensed by UNMIK to operate air in destination, departure or within the community is subject to a specific security check. This security check is carried out by the European Community promptly to avoid excessive delays in the exercise of traffic rights.
Article 7 aviation security 1. At the beginning of the second transitional period the confidential part of the legislation referred to in annex Ire safety is put at the disposal of the competent authority of UNMIK.
2. until the end of the second transitional period, the European Community may, if it finds shortcomings in terms of security, require that an authorization for an air carrier licensed by UNMIK to operate air in destination, departure or within the community is subject to a specific security check. This security check is carried out by the European Community promptly to avoid excessive delays in the exercise of traffic rights.
_ Notes (1) in accordance with resolution 1244 of 10 June 1999 United Nations Security Council.
(2) see the Decree of the Flemish Region of May 3, 2013 (Moniteur belge of 13 June 2013), the Decree of the Walloon Region from May 16, 2013 (Moniteur belge of 27 May 2013) and the order of the Brussels-Capital Region from 21 March 2013 (Moniteur belge of April 15, 2013 - ed. 2).

MEA between the Community European and its Member States, the Republic of Albania, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Bulgaria, the Republic of Croatia, the Republic of Iceland, the Republic of Montenegro, the Kingdom of Norway, Romania, the Republic of Serbia, and the interim administration mission of the United Nations in Kosovo on the establishment of a European common aviation area , and schedules, made in Luxembourg on 9 June 2006.
States / organizations Date Authentication Type of consent consent Date entry force local Albania 09/06/2006Notification15/02/2007 Germany 09/06/2006Notification28/04/2011 Austria 09/06/2006Notification29/08/2006 Belgium 09/06/2006Notification09/07/2013 BiH 09/06/2006Notification01/02/2008 Bulgaria 09/06/2006Notification22/12/2006 Cyprus 09/06/2006Notification03/05/2011 Croatia 09/06/2006Notification03/07/2008 Community European 2006indetermine-06-09 Denmark 09/06/2006Notification27/03/2013 Spain 09/06/2006Notification31/07/2007 Estonia 09. 06/2006Notification02/04/2009 Finland 09/06/2006Notification08/02/2008 FRANCE 09/06/2006Notification05/12/2008 Greece 2006indetermine-06-09 Hungary 09/06/2006Notification31/07/2006 Ireland 09/06/2006Notification14/06/2012 Iceland 09/06/2006Notification08/03/2007 Italy 09/06/2006Notification15/09/2010 UNMIK 09/06/2006Notification30/11/2006 Latvia 22/06/2006 Notification 2007-01-09 Lithuania 09/06/2006 Notification 2007-07-25 LUXEMBOURG 09/06/2006 notice 06/04/2010 Macedonia (EX - REP. Yugoslav of) 09/06/2006 Notification 28/03/2007 Malta 09/06/2006 Notification 2007-11-16 MONTENEGRO 05/07/2006 Notification 2007-11-15 Norway 09/06/2006 Notification 2007-10-09 Netherlands 09/06/2006 Notification 2009-02-26 Poland 2006-06-09 Notification 2007-06-18 PORTUGAL 09/06/2006 Notification 2009-04-23 Romania 09/06/2006 Notification 2008-03-05 UK 09/06/2006 notice 13/09/2010

Serbia 29/06/2006 notice 2009-11-24 Slovakia 13/06/2006 Notification 03-17-2009 Slovenia 09/06/2006 Notification 2008-05-20 Sweden 09/06/2006 Notification 2007-01-19 {Text /Plain} Czech REP. 09/06/2006 notification 2007-11-13