Act To Consent To The Agreement On The Participation Of The Republic Of Bulgaria And Romania In The European Economic Area, And In The Final Act, Made In Brussels On July 25, 2007 (1) (2).

Original Language Title: Loi portant assentiment à l'Accord relatif à la participation de la République de Bulgarie et de la Roumanie à l'Espace économique européen, et à l'Acte final, faits à Bruxelles le 25 juillet 2007 (1) (2)

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Posted the: 2012-02-10 Numac: 2009015046 FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE Foreign Affairs, trade outside and 10 February 2009 development COOPERATION. -Law concerning consent to the agreement on the participation of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania in the European economic area, and in the final act, made in Brussels on July 25, 2007 (1) (2) 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 on the participation of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania in the European economic area, and the final act, made in Brussels on July 25, 2007, will release their full and complete effect.
Promulgate this Act, order that it self under the seal of the State and published by le Moniteur.
Given in Brussels, February 10, 2009.
ALBERT by the King: the Minister for Foreign Affairs, K. DE GUCHT sealed with the seal of the State: the Minister of Justice, S. DE CLERCK _ Notes (1) Session 2008-2009.
Senate.
Documents.
-Bill tabled on October 22, 2008, no. 4 - 978/1. -Report, n ° 4-978/2.
Parliamentary Annals.
-Discussion and vote: meeting of December 4, 2008.
House of representatives.
Documents.
-Draft transmitted by the Senate, no. 52-1652/1. -Text adopted in plenary and subject to Royal assent, session No. 52-1652/2.
Parliamentary Annals. -Discussion and vote: meeting of January 29, 2009.
(2) see also the Decree of the Flemish Community / Flanders on June 20, 2008 (Moniteur belge of 29 August 2008 - ed. 2), the Decree of the French community of January 29, 2010 (Moniteur belge of 29 March 2010 - Ed 1), Decree of the German-speaking community of May 11, 2009 (Moniteur belge of 9 July 2009 - Ed 1), the Decree of the Walloon Region from February 4, 2010 (Moniteur belge of 25 February 2010 - Ed 1) , the order of the Brussels-Capital Region on February 4, 2010 (Moniteur belge of 15 February 2010 - Ed. 1), the order of the common Community Commission of the Brussels-Capital Region on February 4, 2010 (Moniteur belge of 17 February 2010 - Ed.) 2.

Agreement at the participation of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Romania in the European economic area the European Community, the Kingdom of Belgium, the Czech Republic, the Kingdom of Denmark, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Republic of Estonia, Ireland, the Hellenic Republic, the Kingdom of Spain, the French Republic, 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 Slovak Republic, 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", Iceland, the Principality of LIECHTENSTEIN, the Kingdom of Norway hereinafter referred to as 'EFTA States', hereinafter jointly referred to as 'present contracting parties', and the Republic of Bulgaria, Romania, considering that the Treaty concerning the accession of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Romania in the European Union (hereinafter referred to as "Treaty of accession") was signed in Luxembourg on 25 April 2005;
Whereas, in accordance with article 128 of the European economic area agreement, signed in Oporto on 2 May 1992, any European State asks, if he became a member of the community, to become party thereto (hereinafter 'the EEA Agreement');
Considering that the Republic of Bulgaria and the Romania requested to become contracting parties to the agreement EEE;
Whereas the conditions and modalities of this participation must be the subject of an agreement between the present contracting parties and the requesting States, have decided to conclude the following agreement: ARTICLE 1 1. The Republic of Bulgaria and the Romania become contracting parties to the EEA Agreement and are hereinafter referred to as "new contracting parties".
2. as from the entry into force of this agreement, the provisions of the EEA Agreement, amended by the decisions of the Joint Committee of EEA adopted before October 1, 2004, are binding on the new contracting parties in the same manner as for the present contracting parties and according to the terms and conditions laid down in this agreement.
3. the annexes to this agreement are an integral part of it.
ARTICLE 2 1. ADAPTATIONS to bring to the text of the EEA agreement has) preamble the contracting parties list is replaced by the following text: "the community, the Kingdom of Belgium, the Republic of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, the Kingdom of Denmark, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Republic of Estonia, Ireland, the Hellenic Republic, the Kingdom of Spain, the French Republic, 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, Romania, the Republic of Slovenia, the Slovak Republic, the Republic of Finland, the Kingdom of Sweden, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the Iceland, the Principality of LIECHTENSTEIN ', THE KINGDOM OF NORWAY ";
((b) Article 2 i) in point b), the terms "the Republic of" shall be deleted;
((ii) the following text is inserted after point d): "e)"Act of accession of 25 April 2005", the Act concerning the conditions of accession to the European Union of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Romania and the adjustments to the treaties on which is founded the European Union, adopted in Luxembourg on 25 April 2005;
(f) Protocol of accession of 25 April 2005, the Protocol concerning the conditions and arrangements for admission to the European Union of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania, adopted in Luxembourg on 25 April 2005. »;
(c) article 117 article 117 shall be replaced by the following: ' Article 117 the provisions governing the financial mechanisms are defined in Protocol 38 and 38bis and in the addendum to the Protocol 38bis. ';
d) section 126 to paragraph 1, the words "the Republic of" shall be deleted;
(e) Article 129 i) to paragraph 1, the second subparagraph is replaced by the following text: 'A European economic area enlargement following, versions of this agreement in languages Bulgarian, Estonian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, slovene and Czech are equally authentic.';
(ii) in paragraph 1, the third subparagraph is replaced by the following text: "the texts of the acts referred to in the annexes are equally authentic in languages German, English, Bulgarian, Danish, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish and Czech as they are published in the Official Journal of the European Union , and these acts are written for their authentication in languages Icelandic and Norwegian and published in the supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union EEA. (("2 ADAPTATIONS to bring to the protocols to the EEA agreement has) Protocol 4 on rules of origin is amended as follows: i) in article 3, paragraph 1, the reference to the new contracting parties is deleted.
((ii) Annex IVa (text of the invoice declaration) is amended as follows: aa) the following is inserted before the Spanish version of the text of the invoice declaration: ' Bulgarian Version for the consultation of the table, see figure bb) the following is inserted before the Slovenian version of the text of the invoice declaration: «Romanian Version for the consultation of the table» ((, see picture iii) Annex IVb (text of the invoice declaration EUR - MED) is amended as follows: aa) the following is inserted before the Spanish version of the text of the invoice declaration EUR - MED: 'Bulgarian Version for the consultation of the table, see image - cumulation applied with YYY... '. (nom dele de pays/delesde pays) - No. cumulation applied (3) ";
BB) the following is inserted before the Slovenian version of the text of the invoice declaration EUR - MED: 'Romanian Version for the consultation of the table, see image - cumulation applied with... '. (nom dele de pays/delesde pays) - No. cumulation applied (3) ";
(b) Protocol 38bis is amended as follows: article 4, paragraph 3, the word "review" is replaced by the term "may consider".
(c) the following text is added to the Protocol 38bis: "Addendum to the Protocol 38bis concerning APPLICABLE financial mechanism has the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania ARTICLE 1 1. 38bis Protocol shall apply, mutatis mutandis, to the Republic of Bulgaria and the Romania.
2. Notwithstanding paragraph 1, article 6 of the Protocol 38bis does not apply. No reallocation to another beneficiary State applies in the case of appropriations not committed on the part of the Bulgaria and the Romania.
3. Notwithstanding paragraph 1, article 7 of the Protocol 38bis does not apply.
4. Notwithstanding paragraph 1, contributions to non-governmental organisations and the social partners can represent up to 90% of the cost of the projects.
ARTICLE 2 the additional amounts from the financial contribution in favour of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Romania amounted to 21.5 million EUR for the Republic of Bulgaria and EUR 50.5 million for the

Romania during the period between January 1, 2007 and April 30, 2009 included. They are made available from the date of entry into force of the agreement on the participation of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Romania in the European economic area or of an agreement to apply this agreement on a provisional basis, and are granted in a single tranche in 2007 for purposes of engagement. (' a) Protocol 44 is replaced by the following: «relating the mechanisms of backup provided for enlargements of the space economic European 1.
Application of article 112 of the agreement to the general economic safeguard clause and safeguard mechanisms contained in certain interim provisions applicable in the field of the free movement of persons and road transport.
Article 112 of the agreement also applies to the situations specified or referred by: a) the provisions of article 37 of the Act of accession of 16 April 2003 and section 36 of the Act of accession of 25 April 2005 or, where appropriate, of the Protocol of accession of 25 April 2005, and b) the safeguard mechanisms contained in the transitional provisions under the headings "Transition period" of annex V (free movement of workers) and annex VIII (right of establishment) , point 30 (Directive 96/71/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council) of annex XVIII (health and safety at work, labour law and equal treatment of men and women) and item 26 c (Regulation (EEC) No 3118/93 of the Council) of annex XIII (Transport), for the same periods, the same fields of application and with the same effects as those set forth in these provisions.
2 safeguard clause concerning the internal market the General procedure of decision-making under the agreement shall also apply to decisions taken by the Commission of the European communities in application of article 38 of the Act of accession of 16 April 2003 and article 37 of the Act of accession of 25 April 2005 or, where appropriate, of the Protocol of accession of 25 April 2005. "ARTICLE 3 1. All amendments to acts adopted by the Community institutions incorporated into the EEA agreement arising from the Act concerning the conditions of accession to the European Union of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Romania and the adjustments to the treaties on which is founded the Union European or, where appropriate, of the Protocol concerning the conditions and arrangements for admission to the Union European of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Romania are incorporated in the EEA Agreement and form an integral part.
2A this effect, the following indent is inserted at the points of the annexes and protocols to the EEA agreement containing the references to acts adopted by the Community institutions concerned: "B 1 2005 SA: Act concerning the conditions of accession to the European Union of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Romania and the adjustments to the treaties on which the European Union is founded. adopted on 25 April 2005 (OJ L 157, 21.6.2005, p. 203). ' 3. in the case of the adoption of the Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe, the following indent shall replace the Indent referred to in paragraph 2, upon the entry into force of the said Treaty: "B 1 2005 SP: Protocol concerning the conditions and arrangements for admission of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania to the European Union, adopted on 25 April 2005 (OJ L 157, 21.6.2005, p. 29).". "4. If the Indent referred to in paragraph 2 or 3 is the first indent in the point in question, it is preceded by the words", as amended by:» or «, as amended by:», as appropriate.
5. Annex A to this agreement lists the points of the annexes and protocols to the EEA agreement in which the text referred to in paragraphs 2, 3 and 4 is inserted.
6. when due to participation of new contracting parties, acts into the EEA Agreement prior to the date of entry into force of this agreement require adaptations which are not provided for by this agreement, they are made in accordance with the procedures laid down in the EEA Agreement.
ARTICLE 4 1. The provisions contained in the Act concerning the conditions of accession to the European Union of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Romania and the adjustments to the treaties on which is based the European Union referred to in Annex B to this agreement are incorporated in the EEA Agreement and form an integral part.
2. in the case of the adoption of the Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe, the provisions referred to in Annex B shall be construed as under the Protocol concerning the conditions and arrangements for admission of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania to the European Union since the entry into force of the said Treaty.
3. any relevance for the EEA agreement referred to in the Act concerning the conditions of accession to the European Union of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Romania and the adjustments to the treaties on which the Union is founded European or adopted on the basis of this Act or, where appropriate, in the Protocol concerning the conditions and arrangements for admission of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania to the Union European or adopted on the basis of this Protocol
but not referred to in Annex B to this agreement, shall be subject to the procedures established in the EEA Agreement.
ARTICLE 5 any party to this agreement may submit to the Joint Committee of EEA any question relating to the interpretation or application of the agreement. The Committee shall examine it to find an acceptable solution to preserve the functioning of the EEA Agreement.
ARTICLE 6 1. This agreement is ratified or approved by the present contracting parties and the new contracting parties in accordance with their own procedures. The instruments of ratification or approval shall be deposited with the general Secretariat of the Council of the European Union.
2. he comes into force the day following the deposit of the last instrument of ratification or approval of a contracting party present or a new Contracting Party, provided that the agreements and related protocols come into force on the same day: a) agreement in the form of exchange of letters between the Community European and the Kingdom of Norway concerning a cooperation programme for economic growth and sustainable development in Bulgaria;
(b) agreement in the form of exchange of letters between the European Community and the Kingdom of Norway concerning a cooperation programme for economic growth and sustainable development in Romania;
(c) additional protocol to the agreement between the European Economic Community and the Iceland resulting from the accession of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Romania to the European Union; and (d) additional protocol to the agreement between the European Economic Community and the Kingdom of Norway to the accession of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Romania in the European Union.
ARTICLE 7 this agreement, drawn up in a single copy, in the languages German, English, Bulgarian, Danish, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish, Czech, Icelandic, Norwegian, each of these texts being equally authentic, shall be deposited with the general secretariat of the Council of the Union European, which shall transmit a certified copy to the Government of each of the parties to this agreement.
Done at Brussels, 25 July two thousand seven.

Annex A list referred to in article 3 of the agreement part I acts referred to in the EEA Agreement as amended by the Act concerning the conditions of accession to the European Union of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Romania and the adjustments to the treaties on which the Union is founded European and, where appropriate, by the Protocol relating to the terms and conditions of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania to the Union European the indents referred to in article 3 , paragraphs 2 and 3, shall be inserted at the place in the annexes and protocols to the EEA Agreement: A annex II (technical regulations, standards, testing and certification), chapter XXVII (spirit drinks):-Point 1 (Regulation (EEC) No 1576/89 the Board);
-Item 3 (Regulation (EEC) No 1601/91 of the Council).
Annex XIII (transport):-Point 19 (Council Directive 96/26/EC).
Annex XVII (intellectual property):-Point 6 (Regulation (EEC) No 1768/92 of the Council);
-Point 6a (Regulation (EC) No 1610/96 of the European Parliament and of the Council).
Part II other changes to the ANNEXES of the EEA agreement the following changes are made to the annexes to the EEA Agreement: annex V (free movement of workers): 1) to the point 3 (Directive 68/360 / EEC), e adaptation)) ii is replaced by the following text: "ii) the footnote is replaced by the following text: «German (s), Austrian (s), Belgian (s), British (s)» Bulgarian (s), Cyprus (s), Danish, Spanish (s), Estonian (s), Finnish, french, Greek (s), Hungarian, Irish, Icelandic, Italian (s), Latvian (s), Liechtenstein, Lithuanian, Luxembourg, Maltese, Dutch, Norwegian (s), Polish, Portuguese, Romanian (s), Slovak (s), Slovenian (s), Swedish and Czech (s), according to the country issuing the card. ». ("Annex B list referred to in article 4 of the agreement the annexes to the EEA Agreement shall be amended as follows: annex II (technical regulations, standards, testing and certification): 1) in Chapter XV, paragraph 12 (a), the following text is inserted after the text relating to interim arrangements (Directive 91/414 / EEC of the Council):" the interim provisions set out in the annexes to the Act of accession of 25 April 2005 or. where

appropriate, the Protocol of accession of 25 April 2005 with regard to the Romania (annex VII, Chapter 5, section B, part II) are applicable. »;
(2) in Chapter XVII, point 7, the following is inserted between the text relating to the interim arrangements and the adaptation text (Directive 94/62 / EC of the European Parliament and of the Council): "the interim provisions set out in the annexes to the Act of accession of 25 April 2005 or, where applicable, of the Protocol of accession of 25 April 2005 with regard to the Bulgaria (annex VI (, Chapter 10, section B, point 2) and the Romania (annex VII, Chapter 9, section B, point 2) are applicable. »;
(3) in Chapter XVII, point 8 (Directive 94/63 / EC of the European Parliament and of the Council), the following is inserted between the text relating to the interim arrangements and the adaptation text: "the interim provisions set out in the annexes to the Act of accession of 25 April 2005 or, where applicable, of the Protocol of accession of 25 April 2005 with regard to the Bulgaria (annex VI (, Chapter 10, section A, point 1) and the Romania (annex VII, Chapter 9, section A) are applicable. »;
(4) in Chapter XXV, point 3 (Directive 2001/37/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council), the following is inserted before the adaptation text: "the transitional provisions set out in the annexes to the Act of accession of 25 April 2005 or, where applicable, the Protocol of accession of 25 April 2005 with regard to the Bulgaria (annex VI, Chapter 7) shall apply.»
Annex V (free movement of workers): under the heading 'Transitional period', the second paragraph is replaced by the following text: "the interim provisions set out in the annexes to the Act of accession of 25 April 2005 or, where applicable, the Protocol of accession of 25 April 2005 with regard to the Bulgaria (annex VI, Chapter 1) and the Romania (annex VII, Chapter 1) shall apply.".
With regard to the safeguard mechanisms mentioned in the interim arrangements referred to in the preceding paragraphs, with the exception of the provisions relating to Malta, the Protocol 44 concerning the mechanisms of backup planned for the enlargement of the European economic area shall apply.
«Annex VIII (right of establishment): under the heading 'Transitional period', the second paragraph is replaced by the following: ' provisional provisions contained in the annexes to the Act of accession of 25 April 2005 or, where applicable, the Protocol of accession of 25 April 2005 with regard to the Bulgaria (annex VI, Chapter 1) and the Romania (annex VII, Chapter 1) shall apply.»
With regard to the safeguard mechanisms mentioned in the interim arrangements referred to in the preceding paragraphs, with the exception of the provisions relating to Malta, the Protocol 44 concerning the mechanisms of backup planned for the enlargement of the European economic area shall apply. ' Annex IX (Financial Services): in point 30 c (Directive 97/9/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council), the following text is added: "the interim provisions set out in the annexes to the Act of accession of 25 April 2005 or, where applicable, the Protocol of accession of 25 April 2005 with regard to the Bulgaria (annex VI, Chapter 2) and the Romania (annex VII. (, Chapter 2) are applicable. » Annex XI (telecommunication Services): in point 5cm (Directive 2002/22/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council), the following subparagraph shall be inserted before the adaptation text: "the interim provisions set out in the annexes to the Act of accession of 25 April 2005 or, where applicable, the Protocol of accession of 25 April 2005 with regard to the Bulgaria (annex VI, Chapter 9) shall apply.»
».
Annex XII (free movement of capital): the following paragraph is inserted after the text under the heading "Period of TRANSITION": "provisional provisions contained in the annexes to the Act of accession of 25 April 2005 or, where applicable, the Protocol of accession of 25 April 2005 with regard to the Bulgaria (annex VI, Chapter 3) and the Romania (annex VII, Chapter 3) shall apply.»
Annex XIII (transport): 1) in point 15A (Directive 96/53/EC of the Council), the following text is added: "the interim provisions set out in the annexes to the Act of accession of 25 April 2005 or, where appropriate, of the Protocol of accession of 25 April 2005 with regard to the Bulgaria (annex VI, Chapter 5, section 3) and the Romania (annex VII, Chapter 6. (, item 2) are applicable. »;
(2) in point 18A (Directive 1999/62 / EC of the European Parliament and of the Council), the following is inserted between the text relating to the interim arrangements and the adaptation text: "the interim provisions set out in the annexes to the Act of accession of 25 April 2005 or, where applicable, of the Protocol of accession of 25 April 2005 with regard to the Romania (annex VII (, Chapter 6, point 3) are applicable. »;
(3) in point 19 (Council Directive 96/26/EC of Council), the following subparagraph is inserted between the text relating to the interim arrangements and the adaptation text: "the transitional provisions set out in the annexes to the Act of accession of 25 April 2005 or, where applicable, of the Protocol of accession of 25 April 2005 with regard to the Bulgaria (annex VI, Chapter 5 (, item 2) are applicable. »;
(4) in point 26 c (Regulation (EEC) No 3118/93 of the Council), the second subparagraph, the interim provisions is replaced by the following text: "the transitional provisions set out in the annexes to the Act of accession of 25 April 2005 or, where appropriate, of the Protocol of accession of 25 April 2005 with regard to the Bulgaria (annex VI, Chapter 5, item 1) and the Romania (annex VII. (, Chapter 6, point 1) are applicable.
With regard to the safeguard mechanisms mentioned in the interim arrangements referred to in the preceding paragraphs, the Protocol 44 concerning the mechanisms of backup planned for the enlargement of the European economic area shall apply. ("Annex XV (State aid): 1) the following subparagraph is added at the end of the"sectoral ADAPTATIONS": ' the provisions concerning existing aid schemes as set out in Chapter 2 (competition policy) of Schedule V of the Act of accession of 25 April 2005 or, where appropriate, of the Protocol of accession of 25 April 2005 shall apply between the contracting parties.";
(2) the following subparagraph is inserted before the title "Acts to which REFERENCE is made": "period of TRANSITION the interim provisions set out in the annexes to the Act of accession of 25 April 2005 or, where appropriate, of the Protocol of accession of 25 April 2005 in what concerns the Romania (annex VII, Chapter 4) shall apply.»
Annex XVII (intellectual property): the following text is added under the heading "Sectoral ADAPTATIONS": 'the specific mechanism under Chapter 1 (company law) of Schedule V to the Act of accession of 25 April 2005 or, where appropriate, of the Protocol of accession of 25 April 2005 shall apply between the contracting parties.'.
Annex XVIII (health and safety at work, labour law and equal treatment of men and women): in point 30 (Directive 96/71/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council), the second subparagraph, the interim provisions is replaced by the following text: "the interim provisions set out in the annexes to the Act of accession of 25 April 2005 or, where appropriate , of the Protocol of accession of 25 April 2005 with regard to the Bulgaria (annex VI, Chapter 1) and the Romania (annex VII, Chapter 1) are applicable.
With regard to the safeguard mechanisms mentioned in the interim arrangements referred to in the preceding paragraphs, the Protocol 44 concerning the mechanisms of backup planned for the enlargement of the European economic area shall apply.
("Annex XX (environment): 1) 1f (Directive 96/61/EC of the Council), the following subparagraph is added to point:" the interim provisions set out in the annexes to the Act of accession of 25 April 2005 or, where appropriate, of the Protocol of accession of 25 April 2005 with regard to the Bulgaria (annex VI, Chapter 10, section D, point 1) and the Romania (annex VII. (, Chapter 9, section D, point 1) are applicable. »;
(2) in point 7A (Council Directive 98/83/EC), the following subparagraph is added: "the interim provisions set out in the annexes to the Act of accession of 25 April 2005 or, where appropriate, of the Protocol of accession of 25 April 2005 with regard to the Romania (annex VII, Chapter 9, section C, point 5) shall apply. ';
(3) in point 9 (Directive 83/513 / EEC), the following subparagraph is inserted between the text relating to the interim arrangements and the adaptation text: "the interim provisions set out in the annexes to the Act of accession of 25 April 2005 or, where applicable, of the Protocol of accession of 25 April 2005 with regard to the Romania (annex VII, Chapter 9 (, section C, point 1) are applicable. »;
(4) in point 10 (Directive 84/156 / EEC), the following subparagraph is inserted between the text relating to the interim arrangements and the adaptation text: "the interim provisions set out in the annexes to the Act of accession of 25 April 2005 or, where applicable, of the Protocol of accession of 25 April 2005 with regard to the Romania (annex VII, Chapter 9 (, section C, point 1) are applicable. »;
(5) in point 11 (Directive 84/491 / EEC), the following subparagraph is inserted before the adaptation text: "the interim provisions set out in the annexes to the Act of accession of 25 April 2005 or, as the case".

appropriate, the Protocol of accession of 25 April 2005 with regard to the Romania (annex VII, Chapter 9, section C, point 2) are applicable. »;
(6) to the point 12 (Directive 86/280 / EEC), the following subparagraph is inserted between the text relating to the interim arrangements and the adaptation text: "the interim provisions set out in the annexes to the Act of accession of 25 April 2005 or, where applicable, of the Protocol of accession of 25 April 2005 with regard to the Romania (annex VII, Chapter 9 (, section C, point 3) are applicable. »;
(7) in point 13 (Directive 91/271 / EEC), the following subparagraph is inserted between the text relating to the interim arrangements and the adaptation text: 'the interim provisions set out in the annexes to the Act of accession of 25 April 2005 or, where applicable, of the Protocol of accession of 25 April 2005 with regard to the Bulgaria (annex VI, Chapter 10 (, section C) and the Romania (annex VII, Chapter 9, section C, item 4) are applicable. »;
(8) in point 19A (Directive 2001/80/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council), the following subparagraph is inserted between the text relating to the interim arrangements and the adaptation text: "the transitional provisions set out in the annexes to the Act of accession of 25 April 2005 or, where applicable, of the Protocol of accession of 25 April 2005 with regard to the Bulgaria (annex VI (, Chapter 10, section D, point 2) and the Romania (annex VII, Chapter 9, section D, point 3) are applicable. »;
(9) in point 21ad (Directive 1999/32 / EC of the Council), the following subparagraph is inserted between the text relating to the interim arrangements and the adaptation text: "the interim provisions set out in the annexes to the Act of accession of 25 April 2005 or, where applicable, of the Protocol of accession of 25 April 2005 with regard to the Bulgaria (annex VI, Chapter 10 (, section A, point 2) are applicable. (' 10) in point 32 c (Regulation (EEC) No 259/93 of the Council), the following subparagraph is inserted between the text relating to the interim arrangements and the adaptation text: "the transitional provisions set out in the annexes to the Act of accession of 25 April 2005 or, where applicable, of the Protocol of accession of 25 April 2005 with regard to the Bulgaria (annex VI, Chapter 10 (, section B, point 1) and the Romania (annex VII, Chapter 9, section B, point 1) are applicable.
»;
(11) to the 32d point (Directive 1999/31 / EC), the following subparagraph is added: "the interim provisions set out in the annexes to the Act of accession of 25 April 2005 or, where appropriate, of the Protocol of accession of 25 April 2005 with regard to the Bulgaria (annex VI, Chapter 10, section B, point 3) and the Romania (annex VII, Chapter 9, section B. (, item 3) are applicable.
»;
(12) in point 32f (Directive 2000/76/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council), the following subparagraph shall be inserted before the adaptation text: "the interim provisions set out in the annexes to the Act of accession of 25 April 2005 or, where appropriate, of the Protocol of accession of 25 April 2005 with regard to the Romania (annex VII, Chapter 9, section D, point 2) shall apply. ';

(13) in point 32fa (Directive 2002/96/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council), the following subparagraph is inserted between the text relating to the interim arrangements and the adaptation text: "the transitional provisions set out in the annexes to the Act of accession of 25 April 2005 or, where applicable, of the Protocol of accession of 25 April 2005 with regard to the Bulgaria (annex VI (, Chapter 10, section B, item 4) and the Romania (annex VII, Chapter 9, section B, point 4) are applicable.
» FINAL Act the Plenipotentiaries of the Community European, hereinafter called 'the Community', and the Kingdom of Belgium, the Czech Republic, the Kingdom of Denmark, of the Federal Republic of Germany, of the Republic of Estonia, of Ireland, of the Hellenic Republic, of the Kingdom of Spain, DE LA République FRANÇAISE, of the Italian Republic, of the Republic of Cyprus, of the Republic of Latvia, of the Republic of Lithuania OF GRAND-Duchy of LUXEMBOURG, of the Republic of Hungary, of Malta, of the Netherlands, of the Republic of Austria, of the Republic of Poland, the Portuguese Republic, of the Republic of Slovenia, of the Slovak Republic, of the Republic of Finland, of Kingdom of Sweden, of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, contracting parties to the Treaty establishing the European Community hereinafter referred to as 'the Community Member States', and the Plenipotentiaries of Iceland, the Principality of LIECHTENSTEIN, the Kingdom of Norway, hereinafter referred to as 'the EFTA States', all contracting parties to the agreement on the European economic area signed in Oporto on 2 May 1992, hereinafter referred to as 'the EEA Agreement', hereinafter jointly "present contracting parties", and the Plenipotentiaries of the Republic of Bulgaria Romania, hereinafter referred to as "new contracting parties", meeting in Brussels, July 25, two thousand seven, for the signature of the agreement on the participation of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania in the European economic area, have adopted the following texts: I. agreement on the participation of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania in the European economic area (hereinafter referred to as 'the agreement').
II. the texts listed below which are annexed to the agreement: Appendix A: list referred to in article 3 of the agreement;
Appendix b: List referred to in article 4 of the agreement.
The Plenipotentiaries of the present contracting parties and those of the new contracting parties have adopted the joint declarations listed below and annexed to this final act: 1. Joint Declaration on the speedy ratification of the agreement on the participation of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania in the European economic area;
2. joint declaration on the expiry date of the transitional provisions;
3 agreed statement concerning the application of rules of origin after the entry into force of the agreement on the participation of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania in the European economic area;
4. joint declaration on trade of agricultural products and processed agricultural products;
5. joint declaration on the sectoral adaptation of the Liechtenstein in the area of the free movement of persons;
6. joint declaration on the priority areas referred to in the Protocol 38bis;
7. joint declaration on financial contributions.
The Plenipotentiaries of the present contracting parties and those of the new contracting parties have taken note of the declarations listed below and annexed to this final act: 1. General Joint Declaration of the EFTA States;
2. joint declaration of the EFTA States on free movement of workers;
3. unilateral statement by the Government of the Liechtenstein on the addendum to the Protocol 38bis.
In addition, they have agreed that, no later than the entry into force of the agreement, the EEA Agreement, as amended by the Protocol adjusting the EEA Agreement and the entirety of the texts of each of the decisions of the EEA Joint Committee shall be established and authenticated by the representatives of the contracting parties present and those of the new parties in the Bulgarian and Romanian languages.
They take note of the agreement in the form of exchange of letters between the European Community and the Kingdom of Norway concerning a cooperation programme for economic growth and sustainable development in Bulgaria, which is annexed to this final act.
They also take note of the agreement in the form of exchange of letters between the European Community and the Kingdom of Norway concerning a cooperation programme for economic growth and sustainable development in Romania, which is annexed to this final act.
They also take note of the additional protocol to the agreement between the European Economic Community and Iceland consequent on the accession of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Romania in the European Union, which is annexed to this final act.
They take, in addition, note of the additional protocol to the agreement between the European Economic Community and the Kingdom of Norway consequent on the accession of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Romania in the European Union, which is also annexed to this final act.
They emphasize that agreements and the above-mentioned protocols have been agreed on the assumption that participation in the European economic area remains unchanged.
Done at Brussels, 25 July two thousand seven.

STATEMENTS Commons of PARTIES contracting current and of news PARTIES contracting A agreement DECLARATION COMMUNE RELATIVE A LA RATIFICATION fast of the agreement on the PARTICIPATION of the Republic of Bulgaria and of the Romania to the European economic area the present contracting parties and the new contracting parties underline the importance of ratification or a quick approval of the agreement on the participation of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Romania in the European economic area by the present contracting parties and the new contracting parties in accordance with their respective constitutional rules to ensure the proper functioning of the economic area European.
COMMON RELATIVE DECLARATION has the DATE of EXPIRATION of the provisions interim interim provisions of the Treaty of accession are included in the EEA Agreement and shall terminate on the date on which they would be that expired if the enlargement of the Union

European and the EEA had taken place simultaneously on 1 January 2007.
JOINT DECLARATION CONCERNING THE APPLICATION OF RULES OF ORIGIN AFTER THE ENTRY INTO FORCE OF THE AGREEMENT ON THE PARTICIPATION OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA AND ROMANIA IS THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA 1. The proof of origin duly issued by an EFTA State or a new party under a preferential agreement concluded between the EFTA States and the new Contracting Party or national provisions unilateral in force in an EFTA State or a new Contracting Party is considered as proof of EEA preferential origin (, provided that: a) the proof of origin and the transport documents were issued no later than the day before the date of accession of the new Contracting Party to the European Union;
(b) the proof of origin is produced to the Customs authorities at the latest four months after the entry into force of the agreement.
Where goods were declared for importation, from a State of EFTA or a new Contracting Party, in a new Contracting Party or an EFTA State prior to the date of accession of the new Contracting Party to the Union European, under preferential agreements in force between an EFTA State and a new party, the proof of origin issued retrospectively under those provisions may also be accepted in the EFTA States or the new contracting parties on condition that it is presented to the Customs authorities at the latest four months after the entry into force of the agreement.
2. the EFTA States, of one part, and the Republic of Bulgaria and the Romania, on the other hand, are allowed to maintain the permissions by which the "approved exporter" status has been granted under agreements concluded between the EFTA States, on the one hand, and the Republic of Bulgaria or Romania, on the other hand, provided that the approved exporters apply the rules of origin of the EEA.
The EFTA States and the Republic of Bulgaria and the Romania are required to replace these permissions by new authorisations issued under the conditions laid down in Protocol 4 to the agreement on the European economic area, no later than one year after the date of entry into force of the agreement.
3. applications of control a posteriori of proofs of origin issued under the preferential agreements and the provisions referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2 above are accepted by the competent authorities of the States of EFTA and the new contracting parties for a period of three years after the issue of the proof of origin concerned and may be made by those authorities for a period of three years after acceptance of the proof of origin.
Joint DECLARATION on trade of agricultural products and agricultural products processed 1. Within the framework of the negotiations on the EEA enlargement, consultations were held between the present contracting parties and the new contracting parties to consider the need to adapt the bilateral trade concessions on agricultural products and processed agricultural products in parties to the EEA Agreement or the bilateral agreements concerned between the Community European and the Iceland, the Liechtenstein and the Norway respectively, in the light of the enlargement of the European Union.
2. the present contracting parties and the new contracting parties discussed product by product conditions for access to the market and have agreed that no additional trade concessions concerning agricultural products or processed agricultural products will be added to existing agreements in the context of enlargement.
3. the present contracting parties and the new contracting parties agreed that the Iceland, the Liechtenstein and the Norway are committed to no claim, request or referral nor modify or withdraw any concession pursuant to articles XXIV.6 and XXVIII of the GATT 1994 concerning agricultural products, in relation to this enlargement of the Union European.
Joint DECLARATION on adapting sectoral of LIECHTENSTEIN in the area of the free movement of persons the present contracting parties and the new contracting parties:-referring to the sectoral adaptations for the Liechtenstein in the area of the free movement of persons introduced by decision of the Joint Committee of the EEA no 191/1999 and amended by the agreement on the participation of the Czech Republic 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 in the EEA of October 14, 2003,-observing the current demand from nationals of the Member States of the EC and the EFTA States aimed at obtaining the right of residence to the Liechtenstein , which exceeds the rate of immigration net defined in the above-mentioned scheme,-considering that the participation of the Bulgaria and Romania in the EEA results for a more significant number of nationals the right to invoke freedom of movement people as contained in the EEA Agreement, agree to take due account of this fact situation as well as the absorption capacity of the Liechtenstein during the review of the sectoral adaptations set out in annexes V and VIII to the EEA Agreement.
JOINT statement concerning the sectors priority listed in the Protocol 38bis present contracting parties and the new contracting parties recall that all the priority sectors are defined in article 3 of the Protocol 38bis must not be covered in each beneficiary State.
Joint DECLARATION on the financial CONTRIBUTIONS the present contracting parties and the new contracting parties agree that the various modalities of financial contribution agreed within the framework of the enlargement of EEA do not constitute a precedent for the period following expiration on April 30, 2009.
OTHER statements of one or of several PARTIES contracting A the agreement DECLARATION common General of States to the EFTA those States EFTA States take note of the statements, which are of relevance for the EEA Agreement, attached to the final act of the Treaty between 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, 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, the Republic of Malta, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Republic of Austria, the Republic of Poland, the Portuguese Republic, the Republic of Slovenia, the Slovak Republic, the Republic of Finland, the Kingdom of Sweden and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Member States of the Union European) and the Republic of Bulgaria and the Romania concerning the accession of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania to the Union European EFTA States underline that the declarations, which are of relevance for the EEA Agreement, attached to the final act of the Treaty referred to in the preceding paragraph cannot be interpreted or applied in a way contrary to the obligations of the present contracting parties and the new contracting parties arising out of this agreement or of the EEA Agreement.
Joint DECLARATION of the EFTA States on free movement of workers of the EFTA States underline the important elements of differentiation and flexibility posed by the provisions relating to the free movement of workers. They strive, under their national law to grant greater access to their labour markets to nationals of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Romania to accelerate the alignment with the acquis. As a result, job opportunities in the EFTA States for nationals of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Romania expected to improve significantly upon accession of these States. In addition, the EFTA States will make best use of the proposed provisions to apply fully in the shortest time the acquis in the field of the free movement of workers. In the case of the Liechtenstein account to this effect will be taken the specific provisions laid down in the adaptations sectoral annexes V (free movement of workers) and VIII (right of establishment) of the EEA Agreement.
THE Government of LIECHTENSTEIN unilateral DECLARATION was the ADDENDUM to the Protocol 38bis the Liechtenstein Government: - referring to the addendum to the Protocol 38bis, - recalling the agreement that the Bulgaria and the Romania shall benefit from contributions from the EFTA States to reduce economic and social disparities within the European economic area to the same extent as the beneficiary Member States mentioned in article 5 of the Protocol 38bis and taking into account the key provided in this article -Noting that the EFTA States made an extraordinary effort within the EEA financial mechanism to increase funding for the Bulgaria and of Romania, it is assumed that, during the review provided for in article 9 of the Protocol 38bis any possibly agreed financial arrangement held into account economic disparities reductions

and social already carried out to proportionally reduce the contributions of the three EFTA States, if one or more of the current beneficiary States do qualify more for funding on the basis of such an arrangement.
AGREEMENT under form of exchange of letters between the Community European and the Kingdom of Norway matter A a program of COOPERATION for the growth economic and the development sustainable in Bulgaria A. Letter from the European Community Mr, I have the honour to refer to the negotiations which have taken place between the European Community and the Kingdom of Norway ("Norway") in the context of the application of the Bulgaria to become a Contracting Party to the EEA Agreement and implementing in place of a programme of cooperation to promote economic growth and sustainable development in Bulgaria.
These negotiations led to the following results: 1) a cooperation programme to promote the social and economic development in Bulgaria through bilateral projects is established between the Norway and Bulgaria, in accordance with a bilateral agreement between these two States. The text of the bilateral agreement is annexed to this exchange of letters, of which it is an integral part;
(2) for the purposes of this programme, the Norway allocates a total of EUR 20 million, for commitment in a single tranche in 2007. This amount will be available from the date of entry into force of the agreement on the participation of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Romania in the European economic area or of an agreement to apply this agreement on a provisional basis, until April 30, 2009;
(3) the present exchange of letters: has) is ratified or approved by the European Community and Norway according to procedures which are specific to them. The instruments of ratification or approval shall be deposited with the general secretariat of the Council of the European Union;
(b) it enters into force the day following the deposit of the last instrument of ratification or approval, that instruments of ratification or approval of the following related agreements have been filed also: i) agreement on the participation of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania in the European economic area;
(ii) agreement in the form of exchange of letters between the European Community and the Kingdom of Norway concerning a cooperation programme for economic growth and sustainable development in Romania;
(iii) additional protocol to the agreement between the European Economic Community and Iceland, following the accession of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Romania to the European Union; and (iv) additional protocol to the agreement between the European Economic Community and the Kingdom of Norway consequent on the accession of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Romania in the European Union.
I should much obliged if you could confirm your agreement on the content of this letter.
Please accept, Sir, the assurance of my highest consideration.
Done at Brussels, 25 July two thousand seven.
For the Community European annex agreement on a PROGRAMME of COOPERATION Norwegian for economic growth and sustainable development in Bulgaria between the Kingdom of Norway and the Republic of Bulgaria, hereinafter referred to as "the parties" ARTICLE 1 objective a Norwegian cooperation programme is established to promote social and economic development in Bulgaria through projects of bilateral cooperation between the parties in the sectors referred to in article 4.
ARTICLE 2 financial scope for the purposes of the Norwegian cooperation programme for the Republic of Bulgaria, the Kingdom of Norway allocates a total of 20 million EUR, to engage in a single tranche in 2007.
ARTICLE 3 duration the amount referred to in article 2 is available from the date of entry into force of the agreement on the participation of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Romania in the European economic area or from the date of entry into force of an agreement to apply the Agreement provisionally, until April 30, 2009.
ARTICLE 4 priority areas the Norwegian cooperation programme for the Bulgaria supports projects of bilateral cooperation between the eligible candidates on parties to promote social and economic development in Republic of Bulgaria in the following priority areas:-reduction of emissions of greenhouse gases, including of implementing joint projects in respect of the Kyoto Protocol , and other emissions in the air and in the water;
-energy efficiency and renewable energies;
-facilitation of a sustainable production, including certification and verification;
-implementation of the Schengen acquis, support of the national Schengen action plans and strengthening of the judiciary.
Possible actions, including include innovation, the development of human resources, networking, capacity-building, technology transfer, and research and development.
ARTICLE 5 ceilings for co-financing the Norwegian grant contribution exceeds not 60% of the cost of the project, except in the case of projects also funded through budgetary allocations granted by public authorities for national, regional or local level, in which case it must not exceed 85% of the cost of the project. Community ceilings for co-financing are certainly not outdated. Contributions to non-governmental organisations and the social partners can reach up to 90% of the project costs.
ARTICLE 6 management the Norwegian cooperation programme for the Bulgaria is managed by the Norwegian Government or an entity designated by him. The entity responsible for the management consults with the point of contact designated by the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria. The Commission may review projects. (1) other provisions concerning the implementation of this agreement are introduced by the Norwegian Government if necessary.
The Norwegian cooperation programme management costs are covered by the amount referred to in article 2.
ARTICLE 7 entry into force this agreement is ratified by the Kingdom of Norway and the Republic of Bulgaria according to their national procedures. It enters into force on the thirtieth day following the deposit by the last part of its instrument of ratification to the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, but this date may not be earlier than the date of entry into force of the agreement on the participation of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania in the European economic area, or from the date of entry into force of an agreement to apply this latter Agreement provisionally.
Done at Brussels, 25 July two thousand seven.
For the Kingdom of Norway to the Republic of Bulgaria _ Note (1) the provisions contained in article 6, first paragraph, last sentence, shall apply also as an adaptation of article 4, paragraph 3, of the agreement between the Kingdom of Norway and Norwegian community on a financial mechanism for the period 2004-2009 (OJ L 130, 29.4.2004, p.
(81) b. letter of Kingdom of Norway Mr, I have the honour to acknowledge receipt of your letter of today worded as follows: ' I have the honour to refer to the negotiations which have taken place between the European Community and the Kingdom of Norway ("Norway") in the context of the application of the Bulgaria to become a Contracting Party to the EEA Agreement and the implementation of a programme of cooperation to promote economic growth and sustainable development in.
Bulgaria.
These negotiations led to the following results: 1. a cooperation programme to promote the social and economic development in Bulgaria through bilateral projects is established between the Norway and Bulgaria, in accordance with a bilateral agreement between these two States. The text of the bilateral agreement is annexed to this exchange of letters, of which it is an integral part;
2. for the purposes of this programme, the Norway allocates a total of EUR 20 million, for commitment in a single tranche in 2007. This amount will be available from the date of entry into force of the agreement on the participation of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Romania in the European economic area or of an agreement to apply this agreement on a provisional basis, until April 30, 2009;
3. the present exchange of letters: has) is ratified or approved by the European Community and Norway according to procedures which are specific to them. The instruments of ratification or approval shall be deposited with the general secretariat of the Council of the European Union;
(b) it enters into force the day following the deposit of the last instrument of ratification or approval, that instruments of ratification or approval of the following related agreements have been also filed: i) agreement on the participation of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania in the European economic area;
(ii) agreement in the form of exchange of letters, between the European Community and the Kingdom of Norway concerning a cooperation programme for economic growth and sustainable development in Romania;
(iii) additional protocol to the agreement between the European Economic Community and Iceland, following the accession of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Romania to the European Union; and (iv) additional protocol to the agreement between the European Economic Community and the Kingdom of Norway consequent on the accession of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Romania in the European Union. "I have the honour to confirm the agreement on the contents of your letter.

Please accept, Sir, the assurance of my highest consideration.
Done at Brussels, 25 July two thousand seven.
For the Kingdom of Norway agreement under form of exchange of letters between the Community European and the Kingdom of Norway matter A a program of COOPERATION for the growth economic and the development sustainable in Romania A. Letter from the European Community Mr, I have the honour to refer to the negotiations which have taken place between the European Community and the Kingdom of Norway ("Norway") in the context of the application of the Romania to become a Contracting Party to the agreement EEA and the implementation of a programme of cooperation to promote economic growth and sustainable development in Romania.
These negotiations led to the following results: 1. a cooperation programme to promote economic growth and sustainable development in Romania through bilateral projects is established between the Norway and Romania, in accordance with a bilateral agreement between these two States. The text of the bilateral agreement is annexed to this exchange of letters, of which it is an integral part;
2. for the purposes of this programme, the Norway allocates a total of EUR 48 million, for commitment in a single tranche in 2007. This amount will be available from the date of entry into force of the agreement on the participation of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Romania in the European economic area, or of an agreement to apply this agreement on a provisional basis, until April 30, 2009;
3. the present exchange of letters: has) is ratified or approved by the European Community and Norway according to procedures which are specific to them. The instruments of ratification or approval shall be deposited with the general secretariat of the Council of the European Union.
(b) it enters into force the day following the deposit of the last instrument of ratification or approval, that instruments of ratification or approval of the following related agreements have been also filed: i) agreement on the participation of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania in the European economic area;
(ii) agreement in the form of exchange of letters, between the European Community and the Kingdom of Norway concerning a cooperation programme for economic growth and sustainable development in Bulgaria;
(iii) additional protocol to the agreement between the European Economic Community and Iceland, following the accession of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Romania to the European Union; and (iv) additional protocol to the agreement between the European Economic Community and the Kingdom of Norway consequent on the accession of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Romania in the European Union.
I should much obliged if you could confirm your agreement on the content of this letter.
Please accept, Sir, the assurance of my highest consideration.
Done at Brussels, 25 July two thousand seven.
For the Community European annex agreement on a PROGRAMME of COOPERATION Norwegian for economic growth and sustainable development in Romania between the Kingdom of Norway and Romania hereinafter referred to as "the parties" Article 1 objective a Norwegian cooperation programme is established to promote social and economic development in Romania through projects of bilateral cooperation between the parties in the sectors referred to in article 4.
Article 2 financial scope for the purposes of the Norwegian cooperation programme for Romania, the Kingdom of Norway allocates a total of 48 million EUR, to engage in a single tranche in 2007.
Article 3 duration the amount referred to in article 2 is available from the date of entry into force of the agreement on the participation of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Romania in the European economic area or from the date of entry into force of an agreement to apply this agreement on a provisional basis, until April 30, 2009.
Article 4 priority areas the Norwegian cooperation programme for the Romania supports projects of bilateral cooperation between the eligible candidates on parties to promote social and economic development in Romania in the following priority areas:-reduction of emissions of greenhouse gases, including of implementing joint projects in respect of the Kyoto Protocol , and other emissions in the air and water, energy efficiency and renewable energy – – facilitation of a sustainable production, including certification and verification, - health.
Possible actions, including include innovation, human resources development, networking, capacity-building, technology transfer and research and development.
Article 5 ceilings for co-financing the Norwegian grant contribution exceeds not 60% of the cost of the project, except in the case of projects also funded through budgetary allocations granted by national, regional or local public authorities, in which case it must not exceed 85% of the cost of the project. Community ceilings for co-financing are certainly not outdated. Contributions to non-governmental organisations and the social partners can reach up to 90% of the project costs.
Article 6 handling the Norwegian cooperation programme for the Romania is managed by the Norwegian Government or an entity designated by him. The entity responsible for the management consults with the point of contact designated by the Government of the Romania. The European Commission may examine (1) projects. Other provisions concerning the implementation of this agreement are introduced by the Government, if necessary. The Norwegian cooperation programme management costs are covered by the amount referred to in article 2.
Article 7 entry into force this agreement is ratified by the Kingdom of Norway and the Romania according to their national procedures. It enters into force on the thirtieth day following the deposit, by the last part, of its instrument of ratification to the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, but this date may not be earlier than the date of entry into force of the agreement on the participation of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania in the European economic area, or from the date of entry into force of an agreement to apply this latter Agreement provisionally.
Done at Brussels, 25 July two thousand seven.
For the Kingdom of Norway for Romania _ Notes (1) the provisions contained in article 6, first paragraph, last sentence, shall apply also as an adaptation of article 4, paragraph 3, of the agreement between the Kingdom of Norway and Norwegian community on a financial mechanism for the period 2004-2009 (OJ L 130, 29.4.2004, p. 81).
B. letter of Kingdom of Norway Mr, I have the honour to acknowledge receipt of your letter of today worded as follows: ' I have the honour to refer to the negotiations which have taken place between the European Community and the Kingdom of Norway ("Norway") in the context of the application of the Romania to become a Contracting Party to the EEA Agreement and the implementation of a programme of cooperation to promote economic growth and sustainable development in Romania. ''
These negotiations led to the following results: 1. a cooperation programme to promote economic growth and sustainable development in Romania through bilateral projects is established between the Norway and Romania, in accordance with a bilateral agreement between these two States. The text of the bilateral agreement is annexed to this exchange of letters, of which it is an integral part;
2. for the purposes of this programme, the Norway allocates a total of EUR 48 million, for commitment in a single tranche in 2007. This amount will be available from the date of entry into force of the agreement on the participation of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Romania in the European economic area, or of an agreement to apply this agreement on a provisional basis, until April 30, 2009;
3. the present exchange of letters: has) is ratified or approved by the European Community and Norway according to procedures which are specific to them. The instruments of ratification or approval shall be deposited with the general secretariat of the Council of the European Union.
(b) it enters into force the day following the deposit of the last instrument of ratification or approval, that instruments of ratification or approval of the following related agreements have been also filed: i) agreement on the participation of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania in the European economic area;
(ii) agreement in the form of exchange of letters, between the European Community and the Kingdom of Norway concerning a cooperation programme for economic growth and sustainable development in Bulgaria;
(iii) additional protocol to the agreement between the European Economic Community and Iceland, following the accession of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Romania to the European Union; and (iv) additional protocol to the agreement between the European Economic Community and the Kingdom of Norway consequent on the accession of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Romania in the European Union. "I have the honour to confirm the agreement on the contents of your letter.
Please accept, Sir, the assurance of my highest consideration.
Done at Brussels, 25 July two thousand seven.
For the Kingdom of Norway Protocol additional to the agreement between the community economic

European and Iceland, following the accession of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania to the UNION European European European Community and Iceland, having regard to the agreement between the community and Iceland, signed in Brussels on 22 July 1972, hereinafter called the 'agreement', and the regime currently applicable to trade in fish and fishery products between the Iceland and the community Having regard to the accession of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Romania in the European Union, having regard to the agreement on the participation of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania in the European economic area, having regard to the existing regime for trade in fish and products of fishing between the Iceland and Republic of Bulgaria and Romania, have decided to determine by common accord the adjustments to the agreement consequent on the accession of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania to the Union European, and to conclude this Protocol: Article 1 the texts of the agreement, annexes and protocols, which form part, as well as the final act and declarations annexed thereto, are drawn up in the Bulgarian and Romanian languages, these texts being authentic to the same title as the original texts.
The Board approves the Bulgarian and Romanian texts.
Article 2 the special provisions applicable to imports into the community of certain fish and fishery products originating in Iceland are contained in the annex to this Protocol and its annexes. The annual quotas to right none provided for in the annex to this Protocol are applied from January 1, 2007 to April 30, 2009. Their levels are subject to a review at the end of this period, taking into account all the interests at stake. The levels of quotas for 2007 are not actually reduced, because European economic area enlargement not took place on 1 January 2007.
The volumes of the tariff quotas for 2009 are reduced on the basis of their application until 30 April 2009.
Article 3 this Protocol is ratified or approved by the contracting parties according to procedures which are specific to them. The instruments of ratification or approval shall be deposited with the general secretariat of the Council of the European Union. It enters into force the day following the deposit of the last instrument of ratification or approval, that instruments of ratification or approval of the following related agreements have been also filed: i) agreement on the participation of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania in the European economic area;
(ii) agreement in the form of exchange of letters, between the European Community and the Kingdom of Norway concerning a cooperation programme for economic growth and sustainable development in Bulgaria;
(iii) agreement, in the form of exchange of letters, between the European Community and the Kingdom of Norway concerning a cooperation programme for economic growth and sustainable development in Romania;
and (iv) additional protocol to the agreement between the European Economic Community and the Kingdom of Norway consequent on the accession of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Romania in the European Union.
Article 4 this Protocol is established in duplicate in languages German, English, Danish, Bulgarian, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovenian, Slovak, Swedish, Czech and Icelandic, each of these texts being equally authentic.
Done at Brussels, 25 July two thousand seven.
For the Community European for Iceland Annex provisions special referred to the ARTICLE 2 the community opens new annual right tariff quota zero follows for products originating in Iceland: Code NCDescription of the annual quota produitsVolume 0306 19 frozen 30Langoustines (Nephrops norvegicus) 520 tonnes (1) 0304 19 35Filets of northern lion or rockfish (Sebastes spp.), fresh or refrigeres750 tons _ Notes (1) annual tariff quota complementary right zero. If this quota is not fully exhausted by the end of 2007, the remaining amount will be postponed to 2008. To this end, any draw done on this particular tariff quota for 2007 will be stopped the second working day in the Commission following 1 April 2008. The next business day, the unencumbered balance of this tariff quota for 2007 will be available in respect of the corresponding tariff quota applicable for 2008. From that date, no retroactive draw and no repayment is possible in respect of the particular tariff quota applicable in 2007.

Additional Protocol to the agreement between the European Economic Community and the Kingdom of Norway consequent on the accession of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania the European UNION European the European Community and the Kingdom of Norway, having regard to the agreement between the economic community and the Kingdom of Norway, signed on 14 May 1973, hereinafter referred to as the 'agreement', and the regime currently applicable to trade in fish and fishery products between the Norway and the Community, having regard to the accession of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania to the European Union, having regard to the agreement on the participation of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania in the European economic area, having regard to the existing regime for trade in fish and the fishery products between the Norway and the Republic of Bulgaria and the Romania, have decided to determine by common accord the adjustments to the agreement consequent on the accession of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania to the Union European, and to conclude this Protocol: Article 1 the texts of the agreement, annexes and protocols, which form part, as well as the final act and declarations annexed thereto, are drawn up in the Bulgarian and Romanian languages, these texts being authentic to the same title as the original texts. The Board approves the Bulgarian and Romanian texts.
Article 2 the specific provisions applicable to imports into the community of certain fish and fishery products originating in Norway are included in this Protocol. The tariff quotas provided for in article 3 of this Protocol are applied by January 1, 2007 to April 30, 2009. Levels referred to in article 3 are subject to a review at the end of this period, taking into account all the interests at stake. The levels of quotas for 2007 are not actually reduced, because European economic area enlargement not took place on 1 January 2007. The volumes of the tariff quotas for 2009 are reduced on the basis of their application until 30 April 2009.
The rules of origin applicable to tariff quotas are those contained in Protocol 3 of the agreement.
Article 3 the community opens the new additional annual tariff quotas to right no following:-mackerel of the species Scomber scombrus or Scomber japonicus, frozen (CN code 0303 74 30): 9 300 tonnes - herrings (Clupea harengus, Clupea pallasii), frozen (CN code 0303 51 00): 1,800 tons - fillets and flanks of herrings (Clupea harengus, Clupea pallasii), frozen (CN Codes 0304 29 75 and 0304 99 23) : 600 tons - other fish, frozen (CN code 0303 79 98): 2,200 tonnes - other Salmonidae, frozen (CN code 0303 29 00): 2,000 tonnes - shrimp, shelled and frozen (CN code ex 1605 20 10, ex 1605 20 91 and ex 1605 20 99): 2 000 tonnes Article 4 community throws the condition "for industrial manufacture", and therefore the requirement for the end user , for the tariff quotas opened in 2004 for frozen mackerel (numbers 09.0760, 09.0763 and 09.0778 order), frozen herring (order number 09.0752) and the flanks of herring frozen (order number 09.0756). Similarly, the requirement for human consumption of products falling within the same tariff quotas is removed. The annual tariff quotas set at zero currently applied on frozen shelled shrimp 09.0758 order number are available for CN codes ex 1605 20 10, ex 1605 20 91 and ex 1605 20 99. For the period from 1 January to 31 December 2008, the community merges the two tariff quotas set at zero currently applied to frozen shelled shrimp (order numbers 09.0745 and 09.0758) and the new additional annual tariff quota to law No 2 000 tonnes provided for in article 3, and it puts the tariff quota merged at the disposal of the CN codes ex 1605 20 10 ex 1605 20 91 and ex 1605 20 99. From January 1, 2009, the two tariff quotas currently applied to peeled frozen shrimp with the order number 09.0758 (2 500 tonnes) and the order number 09.0745 (5,500 tonnes), as well as the complementary right new annual tariff quota none of 2,000 tons are applied as three separate tariff quotas and are available in respect of CN code ex 1605 20 10 ex 1605 20 91 and ex 1605 20 99.
On June 15, 2008, the community merged sub periods in the three tariff quotas currently applied to mackerel (numbers 09.0760, 09.0763 and 09.0778 order) in a single period, from 15 June to 14 February.
Article 5 the representatives of the European Community and the Norway meet, before the end of 2007, to examine the possibility of also applying the rules of origin set out in Protocol 3 to the agreement products

covered by the exchange of letters on trade in the fish's April 16, 1973.
Article 6 this Protocol is ratified or approved by the European Community and Norway in accordance with procedures which are appropriate to them. The instruments of ratification or approval shall be deposited with the general secretariat of the Council of the European Union. It enters into force the day following the deposit of the last instrument of ratification or approval, that instruments of ratification or approval of the following related agreements have been also filed: i) agreement on the participation of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania in the European economic area;
(ii) agreement in the form of exchange of letters, between the European Community and the Kingdom of Norway concerning a cooperation programme for economic growth and sustainable development in Bulgaria;
(iii) agreement, in the form of exchange of letters, between the European Community and the Kingdom of Norway concerning a cooperation programme for economic growth and sustainable development in Romania;
and (iv) additional protocol to the agreement between the European Economic Community and the Republic of Iceland consequent on the accession of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Romania in the European Union.
Article 7 this Protocol is established in duplicate in languages German, English, Danish, Bulgarian, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovenian, Slovak, Swedish, Czech and Norwegian, each of these texts being equally authentic.
Done at Brussels, 25 July two thousand seven.
For the Community European for the Kingdom of Norway information about the application, provisionally, of the agreement on the participation of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania in the European economic area and four related agreements the procedures necessary for the provisional application of the agreement on the participation of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania in the European economic area and four related agreements signed in Brussels on 25 July 2007, is being completed on 25 July 2007, the agreements are applied provisionally as of August 1, 2007.
However, the provisions of the additional protocol to the agreement between the European Economic Community and Iceland consequent on the accession of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Romania in the European Union and the additional protocol to the agreement between the European Economic Community and the Kingdom of Norway consequent on the accession of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania to the Union European relating to the new tariff quotas and the modified tariff quotas applicable to imports into the Community of certain fish and fishery products from Iceland and Norway shall apply provisionally from 1 September 2007.

Agreement on the participation of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania in the European economic area, and the final act, made in Brussels on July 25, 2007 States/OrganisationDate AuthentificationType of consentementDate of Consentemententree ALLEMAGNE25/07/2007Ratification06/07/200909/11/2011 AUTRICHE25/07/2007Ratification03/06/200809/11/2011 BELGIQUE25/07/2007Ratification29/03/201009/11/2011 BULGARIE25/07/2007Ratification29/02/200809/11/2011 CHYPRE25/07/2007Ratification10/07/200909/11/2011 community union25/07/2007Ratification08/11/20119/11 local date. 2011 DANEMARK25/07/2007Ratification04/08/200809/11/2011 spain25/07/2007Ratification25/03/200909/11/2011 ESTONIE25/07/2007Ratification13/01/200909/11/2011 FINLANDE25/07/2007Ratification18/04/200809/11/2011 FRANCE25/07/2007Ratification12/02/200909/11/2011 GRECE25/07/2007Ratification12/09/201109/11/2011 HONGRIE25/07/2007Ratification20/11/200709/11/2011 IRLANDE25/07/2007Ratification22/01/200809/11/2011 ISLANDE25/07/2007Ratification30/07/200709/11/2011 italy25/07/2007Ratification29/06/201009/11/2011 LETTONIE25/07/2007Ratification03/04/200809/11/2011 LIECHTENSTEIN25/07. 2007Ratification08 01-200809/11/2011 LITUANIE25/07/2007Ratification14/05/200809/11/2011 LUXEMBOURG25/07/2007Ratification15/06/200909/11/2011 MALTE25/07/2007Ratification29/05/200809/11/2011 NORVEGE25/07/2007Ratification31/08/200709/11/2011 country-BAS25/07/2007Ratification10/03/200809/11/2011 POLOGNE25/07/2007Ratification24/06/200809/11/2011 PORTUGAL25/07/2007Ratification28/10/200909/11/2011 romania25/07/2007Ratification23/05/200809/11/2011 Kingdom-UNI25/07/2007Ratification19/05/200809/11/2011 SLOVAQUIE25/07/2007Ratification04/12/200709/11/2011 SLOVENIE25/07/2007Ratification21/04/200809. 11/2011 Czech SUEDE25/07/2007Ratification23/04/200809/11/2011 REP.25/07/2007Ratification29/04/200909/11/2011

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