On The Agreement, Amending, For The Second Time, The Partnership Agreement Between The African, Caribbean And Pacific Group Of States, Of The One Part, And The European Community And Its Member States, Of The Other Part, Signed In Cotonou On 23 June 20...

Original Language Title: Par Nolīgumu, ar kuru otro reizi groza Partnerattiecību nolīgumu starp Āfrikas, Karību jūras reģiona un Klusā okeāna valstu grupas locekļiem, no vienas puses, un Eiropas Kopienu un tās dalībvalstīm, no otras puses, kas parakstīts Kotonu 2000.gada 23.jūnij

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The Saeima has adopted and the President promulgated the following laws: an agreement amending, for the second time, the partnership agreement between the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, of the one part, and the European Community and its Member States, of the other part, signed in Cotonou on 23 June 2000 and first amended in Luxembourg on 25 June 2005 in article 1. June 22, 2010 in the Ouagadougou agreement signed, amending, for the second time, the partnership agreement between the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, of the one part, and the European Community and its Member States, of the other part, signed in Cotonou on 23 June 2000 and first amended in Luxembourg on 25 June 2005 (hereinafter the agreement), this law is adopted and approved.
2. article. Fulfilment of the obligations provided for in the agreement are coordinated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
3. article. The agreement shall enter into force of the partnership agreement between the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, of the one part, and the European Community and its Member States, of the other part, signed in Cotonou on 23 June 2000, for the period specified in article 93 and in order, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs shall notify the newspaper "journal".
4. article. The law shall enter into force on the day following its promulgation. To put the agreement by law Latvian language.
The Parliament adopted the law of 7 April 2011.
President Valdis Zatlers in Riga V 2011 April 27 agreement, amending, for the second time, the partnership agreement between the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, of the one part, and the European Community and its Member States, of the other part, signed in Cotonou on 23 June 2000 and first amended in Luxembourg on 25 June 2005, his Majesty the King of the Belgians, the President of the Republic of BULGARIA , President of the Czech Republic, her Majesty the Queen of Denmark, the Federal Republic of Germany President, the President of the Republic of ESTONIA, the President of Ireland, the President of the Hellenic Republic, his Majesty the King of Spain, the President of the French Republic, the Italian President of the Republic, the President of the Republic of CYPRUS, the President of the Republic of Latvia, the President of the Republic of Lithuania, his Royal Highness the Grand Duke of LUXEMBOURG, the President of the Republic of HUNGARY, the President of Malta, her Majesty the Queen of the Netherlands, the Austrian Federal President of the Republic, the President of the Republic of POLAND, the President of the Republic of Portugal the President of Romania, the President of the Republic of SLOVENIA, the Slovak Republic, the President, the President of the Republic of Finland, the Government of the Kingdom of Sweden, her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland the Queen, of the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty on the functioning of the European Union, hereinafter referred to as "the Contracting Parties", the Member States and the European Union, hereinafter called "the Union" or "EU", of the one part, and the President of the Republic of ANGOLA, her Majesty the Queen of Antigua and Barbuda, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas public Manager , head of State of BARBADOS, her Majesty the Queen of BELIZE, the President of the Republic of BENIN, Botswana, Burkina Faso, the President of the Republic, the President of Burundi, the President of the Republic, the President of the Republic of Cameroon, the President of the Republic of Cape Verde, the Central African Republic's President, President of the Union of the Comoros, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, President, President of the Government of the Cook Islands, Côte d'Ivoire, the President of the Republic, the President of the Republic of DJIBOUTI, the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Dominican Republic, Eritrea, the President of the Federal Democratic REPUBLIC of ETHIOPIA to the President of the Republic of the Fiji Islands, President , President of the Gabonese Republic, the Republic of the GAMBIA, President and head of State and the President of the Republic, her Majesty the Queen of GRENADA, President of the Republic of Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, the President of the Republic of Guyana co-operative, the President of the Republic, the President of the Republic of Haiti, JAMAICA's head of State, the President of the Republic of KENYA, the President of the Republic of Kiribati, his Majesty the King of the Kingdom of Lesotho, Liberia, the President of the Republic of Madagascar, the President of the Republic, the President of the Republic of MALAWI, the President of the Republic of Mali, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, President , the President of the Republic of Mauritius, the Federated States of Micronesia to the FEDERAL Government, the President of the Republic of Mozambique, the President of the Republic of NAMIBIA, the Government of the Republic of Nauru, the Niger, the President of the Republic, the President of the Federal Republic of NIGERIA, Niue Government, the Government of the Republic of Palau, her Majesty the Queen of Papua New Guinea-independent State of the Republic of RWANDA, the Queen, her Majesty the QUEEN of Saint Kitts-Nevis, her Majesty the Queen of SAINT LUCIA, her Majesty the Queen of Saint Vincent and the GRENADINES, Samoa independent head of State, the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe, President the President of the Republic, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, the President of the Republic, the President of the Republic, her Majesty the Queen of the SOLOMON Islands, South Africa, the President of the Republic, the President of the Republic of SURINAME, his Majesty the King of the Kingdom of SWAZILAND, the United Republic of Tanzania, the President of the Republic of CHAD, the Democratic Republic of EAST TIMOR, the President of the Togolese Republic, residents of his Majesty the King, Trinidad and Tobago, the President of the Republic, her Majesty the Queen of TUVALU, the President of the Republic of Uganda, the Government of the Republic of VANUATU to the President of the Republic of ZAMBIA , the Government of the Republic of Zimbabwe, which the countries hereinafter referred to as "ACP States", on the other hand, having regard to the Treaty on the functioning of the European Union, on the one hand, and the Georgetown Agreement establishing the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, of the other part, having regard to the partnership agreement between the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States members, of the one part, and the European Community and its Member States on the other hand, signed in Cotonou on 23 June 2000 and first amended in Luxembourg on 25 June 2005 (' Cotonou Agreement '), taking the view that article 95 of the Cotonou Agreement, paragraph 1 stipulates that the duration of the agreement is 20 years old, from 1 March 2000, taking the view that the Cotonou agreement was first signed in Luxembourg on 25 June 2005 and came into force on July 1, 2008 in have decided to sign this agreement, by which the Cotonou agreement is amended a second time, and to this end have designated as their Plenipotentiaries: His Majesty the KING of the Belgians in the name of Adrien Theatre Ambassador to Burkina Faso BULGARIA on behalf of the President of the Republic of Milena LUYTSKANOV Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic on behalf of the President of Burkina Faso Ambassador MACHÁLEK Miloslav her Majesty the QUEEN of Denmark on behalf of the Ulla Chargé d ' Affairs NÆSBY TAWIAH a.i. of Burkina Faso, PRESIDENT of the Federal Republic of Germany Ulrich HOCHSCHILD in the name of the Ambassador of the Republic of ESTONIA, the PRESIDENT of Burkina Faso on behalf of Raul MALK Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the European Union on behalf of the President of IRELAND, Kyle O SULLIVAN Ambassador to Nigeria, the President of the Republic of Greece, on behalf of Theodoros n. SOTIROPOULO Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the European Union his Majesty the King of Spain Soraya RODRÍGUEZ Ramos, on behalf of international cooperation Secretary of State of the Republic of FRANCE, on behalf of the President François GOLDBLAT Ambassador of Burkina Faso to the President of the Republic of ITALY, on behalf of Ambassador Giancarlo Izzo in Côte d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Liberia, Niger, Sierra Leone, the President of the Republic of Cyprus, on behalf of the Charalambo of the HADJISAVV Ambassador to Libya in the President of the Republic of Latvia, on behalf of normunds POPEN Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the European Union the President of the Republic of Lithuania – the name of the MARTIKON the Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the European Union, his Royal Highness the Grand Duke of Luxembourg Christian BRAUN on behalf of the Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the European Union of the Republic of HUNGARY, the President of Gábor IVAN Ambassador , Permanent Representative to the European Union on behalf of the President of MALTA Joseph CASSAR Ambassador to the Portuguese Republic, her Majesty the QUEEN of the Netherlands on behalf of Gerard DUIJFJ's Ambassador to Burkina Faso, the Republic of AUSTRIA, on behalf of the Federal President Gerhard DOUJAK Ambassador to Senegal, the Republic of POLAND, on behalf of the President of the Republic of TOMBINSK, Ambassador, Jan Permanent Representative to the European Union the President of the Republic of Portugal, on behalf of Maria DE CARVALHO Inê Rosa Portuguese Institute of development assistance, President of ROMANIA, on behalf of the President of the Mihne MOTOC Ambassador , Permanent Representative to the European Union of the Republic of Slovenia, on behalf of the President Igor SENČAR Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the European Union, the President of the Slovak Republic Ivan KORČOK, Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the European Union the President of the Republic of Finland, on behalf of the Claus-Jerker lindroos Advisor Government of the Kingdom of SWEDEN, on behalf of the Swedish International Klas MARKENSTEN development cooperation agency (Sida), National Director of her Majesty's United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland the Queen's name Nicolas WESTCOT High Commissioner in Accra on behalf of the European Union Soraya RODRÍGUEZ Ramos, international cooperation of the Kingdom of Spain, the State Secretary in the Office of the Council of the European Union the President Andris Piebalgs, Member of the European Commission responsible for development cooperation issues for the President of the Republic of Angola Ana Afonso Dias in LOURENÇ Planning Minister of her Majesty the QUEEN of Antigua and Barbuda on behalf of Carl B.W. Roberts High Commissioner to the Commonwealth of the Bahamas on behalf of the head of State Paul FARQUHARSON High Commissioner for BARBADOS in the name of the head of State Maxine McCLEAN, foreign and foreign trade ministers of her Majesty the Queen of BELIZE on behalf of Audrey Joy grant Ambassador of the Republic of BENIN, on behalf of the President Christine a. i. Nougbodé OUINSAV, Minister of trade of the Republic of BOTSWANA, on behalf of the President of the the Chah Tombol Phand SKELEMAN in foreign and international cooperation Minister of Burkina Faso, on behalf of the President Lucien Marie Noël BEMBAMB-Minister of economy and Finance of Burundi on behalf of the President of the Republic Joseph NDAYIKEZ of the Ministry of finance, head of the Office of the President of the Republic of Cameroon on behalf of Luc Magloire MBARG ATANGAN Trade Minister of the Republic of Cape Verde, on behalf of the President of the Maria de Jesus Miranda Veig Ambassador MASCARENH of the Central African Republic, on behalf of the President of the Chargé d ' Affairs SABONIS Abel-President of the Union of the Comoros on behalf of Sultan CHOUZOUR Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo on behalf of the PRESIDENT In the financial NGEDZ MBITS of Minister, Deputy President of the Republic of the Congo on behalf of Pierre Moussa Minister of State, Coordinator of the economic structure, economy, planning, land use and integration Minister of the Cook Islands Wilkie RASMUSSEN on behalf of GOVERNMENT financial and economic Minister of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire on behalf of the President of the Jean-Marie Gervais KACO of Foreign Affairs and African integration of the Republic of DJIBOUTI Minister President of Mohamed Moussa CHEH by Ambassador to the Commonwealth of Dominica on behalf of the Government of the Shirley SKERRIT-ANDREW Ambassador for the President of the Dominican Republic Domingo JIMÉNEZ in the Secretary of State and the EDF national authorising officer Eritrean President Girma Asmerom TESFAY, on behalf of the Ambassador to the Ethiopian Federal Democratic Republic in the name of PRESIDENT Ahmed SHID financial the Ministry of economic development and Minister of State of the Republic of the Fiji Islands, on behalf of the President of the Vuniwaq VOCE Pecel-Ambassador to the Gabonese Republic, on behalf of the President of the Paul BUNDUK-Latha economic, trade, industry and Tourism Minister attached to the Minister's delegate, the President of the Republic of the GAMBIA and the head of State on behalf of Ambassador Mamour a. JAGN and the President of the Republic of Kwaben the DUFFUOR financial and economic planning Minister, her Majesty the Queen of GRENADA Stephen FLETCHER on behalf of Ambassador of the Republic of Guinea on behalf of the President of the State Minister Bakary FOFANA , responsible for Foreign Affairs, African integration and the French-speaking world in the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, on behalf of the President of the QUET Adelino MY Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, on behalf of the President Carolyn Rodrigues-BIRKET to the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Haiti for the President of the price EDF national authorising officer PADY Jamaican head of State named Marcia Yvette Gilbert-Roberts Ambassador KENYA on behalf of the President of the Republic of AMBETS OPARANYAH of Wycliffe national planning, national development and the 2030 plan, the Minister President of the Republic of KIRIBATI on behalf of Karl KOCH Honorary Consul to his Majesty the KING of the Kingdom of Lesotho, on behalf of the Mamorut a. tiheli Ambassador of the Republic of LIBERIA The PRESIDENT in the name of comfort the Chargé d ' affaires SWENGB MADAGASCAR on behalf of the President of the Republic of the Andrianjatov the RAZAFITRIM the Solof Foreign Ministry Secretary General, the President of the Republic of MALAWI, on behalf of the brave Ron NDISAL of the Ambassador of the Republic of Mali, on behalf of the President of the Foreign Affairs and Moctar OUAN international cooperation Minister of the Republic of the Marshall Islands on behalf of the Government of the Federated States of Micronesia NIME Fabian s. federal national statistics, budget, overseas regional development and contract management of the Office of the Director of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, on behalf of President Mohamed Abdellah Ould OUDAÂ, Minister of industry and mining of the Republic of Mauritius Arvin BOOLELL President of MICRONESIA, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs on behalf of the Government of the Federated States of Micronesia NIME Fabian s. federal national statistics, budget, overseas regional development and contract management of the Office of the Director of the Republic of MOZAMBIQUE, on behalf of the President Henrique of foreign BANZ and cooperation Deputy Minister President of the Republic of NAMIBIA, on behalf of the Ambassador Hannu Burkhard RUMPF Republic of Nauru on behalf of the Government of Karl KOCH Honorary Consul of the Republic of NIGER on behalf of the President of the EDGE to the Maman ANNO economic and Finance Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, on behalf of the President Sylvester MONY, National Planning Commission, Secretary of the Niue Government of the Federated States of Micronesia Fabian s. NIME federal national statistics, budget, overseas regional development and contract management Director of the Palau on behalf of the Government of the Republic of REHUHER-Faustina MARUGG community and Cultural Affairs Minister her Majesty's Papua New Guinea-independent State of Queen Pulkiy of MAGIND on behalf of Ambassador Peter RWANDA on behalf of the President of the Republic of NTWAR, Ambassador Gérard, her Majesty the QUEEN of Saint Kitts and Nevis on behalf of Shirley SKERRIT-ANDREW Ambassador her Majesty the QUEEN of SAINT LUCIA, on behalf of Shirley SKERRIT-ANDREW Ambassador her Majesty the ST. VINCENT and the GRENADINES in the Queen's name Shirley SKERRIT-ANDREW Ambassador Samoa independent head of State in the name of Hans Joachim KEIL associate trade, industry and employment Minister in the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Principe, on behalf of the President Carlos Gustavo dos Anjos Ambassador of the Republic of Senegal Abdoulaye DIOP is the President of the economic and financial Minister of State, the President of the Republic of Seychelles on behalf of Ambassador Vivianne FOCK YOU the President of the Republic of Sierra Leone on behalf of Richard KONTEH finance and economic development Deputy Minister of her Majesty the QUEEN of the Solomon Islands on behalf of Steve Williams of UNIVERSAL planning and coordination Minister, the President of the Republic of South Africa on behalf of the Bitch -By NKOAN MASHABAN international relations and Cooperation Minister of the President of the Republic of SURINAME, on behalf of Ambassador Gerhard Otmar you HIW to his Majesty the King of the Kingdom of Swaziland Joel m. NHLEK on behalf of the Ambassador of the United Republic of Tanzania on behalf of the President of CHAD Uforosi MLAY Ambassador Simon, President of the Republic in the name of Ambassador Ahm you Awad SAKIN Democratic Republic of East Timor, on behalf of the President of the Albano da Costa Zacari Foreign Minister Togo on behalf of the President of the Republic the EKOU AHOEF Dede, Minister attached to the President of the Republic , responsible for the planning, development and land use planning of his Majesty the King of TONGA on behalf of the KIO Ngong Sion was Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago, on behalf of the President of the Republic Margaret KING-Rousseau Ambassador her Majesty the QUEEN of Tuvalu, on behalf of the METI Lotoal financial, economic planning and industries Minister of the Republic of Uganda, on behalf of the President of the Fred OMACH Joch to the Minister of Finance of the REPUBLIC of VANUATU Government, Joe NATUMAN Foreign Affairs, foreign trade and the Minister of telecommunications of the Republic of ZAMBIA on behalf of the President of the Lwip PUMA trade and industry Deputy Minister of the Government of the Republic of ZIMBABWE on behalf of Michael c. BIMH industrial and Deputy Minister of trade which, familiar with their full powers, found in good and due form, have agreed as follows.
The only article in accordance with article 95 of the Cotonou agreement procedure provided for in the agreement shall be amended as follows.
A. preamble 1. Eleventh recital, which begins with the words "Recalling the Libreville and Santo Domingo heads of State and Government of the ACP Declaration (...)", shall be replaced by the following: "Recalling the ACP Heads of State and Government at the successive summits of the Declaration;".
2. The twelfth recital, commencing "considering that the Millennium Development Goals (...)", shall be replaced by the following: "considering that the Millennium development goals arising from the year 2000 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Millennium Declaration, in particular, extreme poverty and hunger eradication, as well as United Nations conferences agreed development goals and principles, provide a clear vision and that they must be based on ACP-EU cooperation within this agreement. Recognising that the EU and the ACP States should take concerted measures to accelerate the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals; ".
3. the twelfth recital, commencing "considering that the Millennium Development Goals (..) ', the following is inserted:" logging on to effective aid program, which was launched in Rome, "said Paris and further developed in the Accra agenda for action;".
4. The thirteenth recital, commencing "paying particular attention (...)", shall be replaced by the following: "paying particular attention to the main un and other international conferences made promises and agreed objectives and recognizing the need for further action to achieve the goals and implement the action programmes which have been developed in these forums;".
5. the thirteenth recital, beginning with the words "with particular attention to (..) ', the following shall be inserted:" conscious of the serious global environmental problems caused by climate change, and truly concerned about the fact that the most vulnerable people living in developing countries, particularly the least developed countries and the small island ACP countries climate-related phenomena, such as sea level rise, coastal erosion, floods, drought and desertification, endangering the livelihoods and sustainable development; ".
B. Cotonou agreement article 1 article 1 of the agreement shall be amended as follows: (a)) the third subparagraph shall be replaced by the following: "these objectives and international commitments of the parties, including the Millennium development goals, includes all development strategies and focuses on an integrated approach, taking into account developments at the political, economic, social, cultural and environmental aspects. The partnership provides a harmonised support system by each ACP State development strategies. ";
(b)), the fourth subparagraph is replaced by the following: "stable economic growth, developing the private sector, increase employment and improve access to productive resources, is part of this system. Support is provided by the respect for the rights of the individual and to the satisfaction of basic needs, the promotion of social development and development of fair distribution of the results. Promotes and supports regional and sub-regional integration processes which foster the integration of ACP countries into the world economy, trade and private investment. Participants in the development of capacity-building and improving the institutional framework necessary for social cohesion, the existence of a democratic society and market economy, as well as an active and organised civil society, is an integral part of this approach. Systematically take into account the situation of women and gender equality in all areas-political, economic and social. Each partnership level applied and integrated natural resources and environment, including climate change, sustainable management principles. ".
2. Article 2 of the agreement shall be replaced by the following: ' article 2 basic principles of ACP-EC cooperation, based on the legal system and the existence of joint institutions, takes into account internationally agreed aid effectiveness in regard to affiliation, approximation, harmonisation, results oriented management of assistance and mutual accountability, implemented on the basis of the following fundamental principles: equality and development partner-strategy: partnership affiliation for the purpose of implementing the ACP States shall determine their economic and social development strategies fully sovereign and with due regard to article 9 of the main elements and described key elements; partnership promotes national development strategies and population affiliation; The EU's development partners brings its own programs, these strategies,-participation: in addition to the Central Government as the main partner, the partnership shall be open to ACP parliaments, local authorities of the ACP countries and the different kinds of other actors in order to encourage all sections of society, including the private sector and civil society organizations, the integration of political, economic and social life in the main direction, main role-dialogue and mutual obligations and accountability: the implementation of the obligations of the parties within the framework of the dialogue is the key to partnership and cooperation; The Parties shall closely cooperate in setting up and implementing the necessary donor approximation and harmonisation processes to ensure that the ACP States the main role in these processes, the differentiation and regionalisation:-cooperation measures and priorities change according to the partner's level of development, its needs, performance and long-term development strategy. Special treatment granted to least developed countries. Take into account the country landlocked and island States vulnerability. Special emphasis on regional integration, including continental level. ".
3. Article 4 of the agreement shall be replaced by the following: "article 4 of the general approach to the ACP countries fully sovereign shall determine the development principles, strategies and their economic and social models. Together with the community down the cooperative programmes provided for under this agreement. However, the parties recognise the non-governmental actors, national parliaments and local authorities dispersed the complementary role of and potential for contributions by promoting development, in particular the national and regional levels. To this end, in accordance with the terms of this agreement, non-State actors, national parliaments and local decentralised authorities where appropriate:-to inform and engage in consultations on cooperation policies and strategies, on priorities for cooperation especially in areas that concern them or affect them directly, and on the political dialogue, provide support for capacity-building in key areas, to strengthen the capacity of members, especially with regard to the Organization of representation and negotiation mechanisms including communication channels and dialogue, and to promote strategic alliances.
Non-State actors and local decentralised authorities where appropriate:-receives financial means in accordance with the conditions laid down in this agreement in order to support local development processes-are involved cooperation projects and programmes in areas that concern them or where these actors have a comparative advantage. "
4. Article 6 of the agreement shall be amended as follows: (a)) of paragraph 1 of article 3 is replaced by the following: "1. The actors of cooperation will include: a) country (local, regional and national level), including the parliaments of the ACP States;
(b)) and the ACP regional organisations African Union. In the agreement, regional organizations or the concept of levels also include sub-regional organisations or levels;
c) non-State actors:-private sector – economic and social partners, including trade union organisations-civil society in all its forms according to national characteristics. ";
(b) in paragraph 2 of article) amendment, which does not apply to the Latvian language text.
5. Article 8 of the agreement shall be replaced by the following: ' article 8 political dialogue 1. the Parties shall regularly engage in a comprehensive, balanced and deep political dialogue leading to commitments on both sides.
2. The objective of this dialogue shall be to exchange information, to foster mutual understanding and to facilitate the establishment of agreed priorities and shared agendas, in particular by recognising existing links between the different aspects of the relations between the parties and the various areas of cooperation as laid down in this agreement. The dialogue shall facilitate the talks and strengthen cooperation between the parties in international forums, as well as promote and support an effective multilateral system of relations. The aim of the dialogue is also the situation for prevention, in which one party might deem it necessary to use and 97 96. consultation procedure provided for in article.
3. The dialogue shall cover all the aims and objectives laid down in this agreement, as well as all the common, General or regional issues, including issues relating to regional and continental integration. With the dialogue the Parties shall promote peace, security and stability and promote a stable and democratic political environment. This includes cooperation strategies, including effective aid program, as well as global and sectoral policies, including environment, gender, climate change and migration, and issues related to cultural heritage. It is also considered by both parties to the global and sectoral policies that may affect the achievement of the objectives of cooperation in the field of development.
4. In the dialogue, among others, the focus is on specific political issues of mutual interest or which is of general significance for the attainment of the objectives of this agreement in relation to, for example, the arms trade, excessive military expenditure, drugs, organised crime or child labour, as well as any form of discrimination, for example, depending on the race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other affiliation, national or social origin, property status, place of birth, or other status. The dialogue also includes event evaluation of regular human rights, democratic principles, the rule of law and good governance.
5. an important role in this dialogue broadly based policies to promote peace and to prevent, manage and resolve violent conflicts, as shall the need to take full account of the objective of peace and democratic stability in the definition of priority areas of cooperation. To this end, the dialogue fully engage ACP regional organisations concerned and, where appropriate, the African Union.
6. The dialogue shall be conducted in a flexible manner. If the dialogue is formal or informal, and it happens within and outside the institutional framework, including the ACP group, the Joint Parliamentary Assembly, in the manner and at the appropriate level, including national, regional, continental or all ACP level.
7. regional organizations and representatives of civil society organisations to be associated with this dialogue, as in the case of the ACP parliaments.
8. Where necessary and to avoid a situation in which one party might deem it necessary to use the consultation provided for in article 96, dialogue with regard to the most important elements is a systematic and formalised in accordance with the provisions set out in the annex. ".
6. Article 9 of the agreement shall be amended as follows: (a) paragraph 3 of article) the second subparagraph shall be replaced by the following: "good governance, based on which the ACP-EU partnership is based on the parties ' domestic and international policy and is a key element of this agreement. The parties agree that only serious cases of corruption, including bribery leading to such corruption, as referred to in article 97, is this item. ";
(b) in paragraph 4 of article) the following subparagraph is added: "in this article, the most important element and key principles apply equally to the ACP States, of the one part, and the European Union and its Member States, of the other part.".
7. Article 10 of the agreement shall be amended as follows: (a) of paragraph 1 of article), the second indent is replaced by the following: "– the Parliament, the ACP countries where appropriate, local authorities and decentralised active and organised civil society and the private sector more involvement.";
(b) in paragraph 2 of the article), the words "market economy" shall be replaced by the words "social market economy".
8. Article 11 of the agreement shall be replaced by the following: ' article 11 peace-building policies, conflict prevention and resolution and response to situations of fragility 1. the parties acknowledge that without poverty reduction and development will not be possible to sustainable peace and security, and without peace and security sustainable development is not possible. The Parties shall pursue an active, comprehensive and integrated peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution and the security policy, and addressing the unstable situation in the partnership. This policy is based on the principle of ownership, and that particular attention is paid to the capacity building of national, regional and continental level as well as for the prevention of violent conflicts at an early stage, addressing their root causes in a targeted, including poverty, and according to the combination of all available instruments.
Aware that the parties should address new or expanding all security threats, such as organized crime, piracy and in particular human, drugs and arms trafficking. Account should be taken of the impact of the global challenges as the international financial market turmoil, climate change and pandemics.
The parties underline the great importance of regional organizations in peace-building and conflict prevention and resolution, as well as new or expanding all security threats in Africa, the main responsibility for it gulstot to the African Union.
2. Security and developmental interdependence determines such measures as the consolidation of peace, conflict prevention and resolution in nature, which combines both short-and long-term approaches that include as crisis management, the other – more – actions. Measures for new or expanding all security threats, among others, support the application of the law, including cooperation between the border control, promoting the international supply chain security and improving air, sea and road transport.
Measures for peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution, in particular the field focused on the political, economic, social and cultural opportunities among all segments of society balancing, democratic legitimacy and effectiveness of governance, strengthening mechanisms for reconciliation of the interests of the group, the active involvement of women, the reduction of disparities between different segments of society, as well as support for an active and organised civil society. In this context, special attention should be paid to early warning and peace-building mechanisms, which contribute to conflict prevention.
3. Appropriate measures, among others, also includes support for mediation, conciliation, negotiation and joint, limited natural resources for effective regional governance, former combatants and demobilization reintegration in society, child soldiers problem and against women and children violence prevention. Appropriate measures are taken to identify the responsible military expenditure and the arms trade, including support for restrictions, harmonised standards and the promotion of codes of conduct and application, as well as to fight against activities that fuel the conflict.
3. a special significance to the fight against anti-personnel mines and explosive remnants of war and small arms and light weapons and their ammunition illegal production, transportation, and storage of circulation problem, including by addressing inadequate and poorly secured managed stocks and warehouses, as well as their uncontrolled dissemination.
The parties agree to coordinate, to respect and fully implement their respective obligations in accordance with all relevant international conventions and instruments, and to this end they undertake to cooperate at national, regional and continental levels.
3. (b) the parties Also undertake to cooperate to prevent the mercenary-related activities in accordance with its obligations under all relevant international conventions and instruments, as well as their relevant laws and regulations.
4. to strategically and effectively address the unstable situation, the Parties shall exchange information and encourage preventative aizsargreaģēšan, which include coordinated diplomatic, security, and development cooperation instruments. They agree on the best way to strengthen the performance of national basic capacity and to stimulate the political will to carry out reforms, respecting the principle of ownership. In situations of fragility, political dialogue is of particular importance and can develop and strengthen further.
5. In situations of violent conflict the Parties shall take all appropriate measures to prevent an intensification of violence, to limit its territorial spread, and to facilitate a peaceful settlement of the existing disputes. Particular attention will be paid to ensuring that financial resources would be used for cooperation in accordance with the principles and objectives of the partnership, and to prevent the diversion of funds for war purposes.
6. In post-conflict situations, the Parties shall take all suitable measures to stabilize the situation during the transition and to facilitate the return to a non-violent, stable and democratic State. The Parties shall ensure the necessary links between emergency measures, rehabilitation and development cooperation.
7. Promoting peace and international justice, the parties reaffirm their commitment to:-share experience regarding legal adjustments required to allow for the adoption to ratify and implement the International Criminal Court Rome Statute, and-to fight against international crime in accordance with international law, taking into account the Rome Statute.
The Parties shall endeavour to take measures to ratify and implement the Rome Statute and related instruments. ".
9. Article 12 of the agreement shall be replaced by the following: ' article 12 unity of Community policies and their impact on the implementation of this agreement, the parties have undertaken targeted, strategic and partnership-oriented to ensure policy coherence for development, including strengthening dialogue on the implementation of a consistent development policy issues. The Union is aware that the policies of the Union, unlike development policy can support the development priorities of the ACP States in accordance with the objectives of this agreement. Based on this approach, the EU will increase the coherence of policies to achieve the objectives of this agreement.
Without prejudice to article 96, where the community using their rights, intends to take a measure which might affect the interests of the ACP States, in so far as the objectives of this agreement, it shall inform the ACP Group about its intentions. For this purpose, the Commission shall regularly inform the Secretariat of the ACP group of States about planned proposals and at the same time notify his proposal these measures. If necessary, the information can also be requested by ACP countries ' initiatives.
At their request, consultations shall take place immediately prior to the final decision would take into account their concerns about the impact of these measures.
In addition, after these consultations, the ACP States and the ACP group of countries may their concern for the community to express, in writing, as soon as possible and submit suggestions for amendments indicating the way to dispel their concerns.
If the community does not agree with the submissions of the ACP States, it shall inform them as soon as possible, indicating the reasons therefor.
The ACP group of States as possible above also provide sufficient information about the entry into force of this decision. ".
10. Article 14 of the agreement shall be replaced by the following: ' article 14 1 the common authorities. This agreement institutions are the Council of Ministers, Committee of ambassadors and the Joint Parliamentary Assembly.
2. the common institutions and the institutions set up under the economic partnership agreements, without prejudice to relevant existing or future economic partnership agreements the provisions seek to ensure coordination, coherence and complementarity, as well as effective and mutual information flow. ".
11. The following article shall be inserted: ' Article 14a public or Government If the meeting of the parties jointly agree, they shall hold the heads of State or Government level meetings. ".
12. Article 15 of the agreement is amended as follows: (a)) of article the third subparagraph shall be replaced by the following: ' the Council shall normally meet once a year on the initiative of the President, and then, when it seems necessary, in such a way and geographical composition that corresponds to the questions under discussion. These meetings will include high-level consultations on issues that are especially important to the parties, adding to the work carried out during the Joint Ministerial Trade Committee as set out in article 38, as well as the ACP-EC development finance cooperation Committee, as laid down in article 83, contributing to annual regular meetings of the Council of Ministers. "
(b) of article 3.) the second subparagraph shall be replaced by the following: "the annual regular meetings or written procedure, it may take decisions that are binding on the parties, as well as pamatrezolūcij, recommendations and opinions. It shall report each year to the Joint Parliamentary Assembly on the implementation of this agreement. It shall consider and take into account the resolutions and recommendations adopted by the Joint Parliamentary Assembly. ".
13. Article 17 of the agreement shall be amended as follows: (a) article) is amended as follows: (i)) the third and the fourth indents shall be replaced by the following indent: "to discuss issues of development and the ACP-EU partnership, including the economic partnership agreements, other trade agreements, the European Development Fund and the national and regional strategy documents. To this end, the Commission is following the strategy documents sent to the European Joint Parliamentary Assembly, to discuss the annual report of the Council of Ministers on the implementation of this agreement and to adopt resolutions and make recommendations to the Council of Ministers, with a view to achieving the objectives of this agreement. ";
(ii)), the following indent shall be added: "to support the development of national parliaments institutional and capacity building in accordance with article 33 of this agreement, paragraph 1.";
(b)) paragraph 3 of article 3 is replaced by the following: "3. The Joint Parliamentary Assembly shall meet twice a year in plenary session, alternately in the European Union and in an ACP country. To strengthen regional integration and to promote cooperation between national parliaments, regional level organized by the EU and ACP members of Parliament meeting.
Such meetings organised at regional level according to the objectives provided for in article 14 of the agreement (2). ".
14. Article 19 of the agreement point 2 shall be replaced by the following: "2. the cooperation shall cover the conclusions of United Nations conferences and to the internationally agreed objectives, targets and action programmes and to control it as a basis for development principles. The cooperation also covers the objectives of international cooperation in the field of development and particular emphasis on qualitative and quantitative indicators of progress. The parties will seek to harmonise the measures to accelerate the achievement of the Millennium development goals. "
15. Article 20 of the agreement is amended as follows: (a) article) is amended as follows: (i)) the introductory phrase shall be replaced by the following: ' 1. The objectives of ACP-EC development cooperation shall be pursued through integrated strategies that incorporate economic, social, cultural, environmental and institutional elements that must be locally owned. Thus, cooperation shall provide a coherent, raising support for the ACP's own development strategies, ensuring complementarity between the different elements and interactions, especially in the national and regional levels, as well as between these levels. In this regard, as well as in relation to development policy and reform goals that are implemented by the ACP States, ACP-EC cooperation strategy the goal of national and, where appropriate, regional level, is: ";
(ii)) (a)) shall be replaced by the following: "(a)) achieving rapid and sustained job-creating economic growth, developing the private sector, increasing employment and improving access to productive economic activities and resource;"
III) include the following: "aa) fostering regional cooperation and integration;"
b) of paragraph 2 of article 3 is replaced by the following: "2. Systematically draws attention to the following thematic or cross-cutting theme section for inclusion in all areas of cooperation: human rights, gender equality, democracy, good governance, environmental sustainability, climate change, infectious diseases, infkecij and institutional development and capacity-building. These areas are also eligible for community support. ".
16. Article 21 of the agreement shall be amended as follows: (a)) the introductory part of article, the words "private investments" shall be replaced by ' the investment ';
(b)) (c) of paragraph 3 of article) amendment, which does not apply to the Latvian language.;
(c) article) shall be replaced by the following: "5. support for investment and private sector development activities and initiatives include the macro-and micro-economic forest-level and promote innovative financing mechanisms for development financing, including searches of private and public sources and use.";
(d)), the following paragraph is added: "6. Cooperation shall support to private sector development, economic growth and the eradication of poverty the focus of private sector investment in the basic infrastructure.".
17. Article 22 of the agreement, paragraph 1 (b)) the introductory part of point a is replaced by the following: "(b)) structural policies designed to reinforce the different actors, especially the private sector, the role and improve the environment for increased use of local resources, thus contributing to the business, investment and employment, as well as:".
18. Article 23 of the agreement shall be amended as follows: "article 23 economic sector development cooperation shall support sustainable policy and institutional reforms and the investments necessary for equitable access to economic activities and productive resources, particularly: a) the development of training systems that help increase productivity in both the formal and the informal sectors;
b) capital, credit, land, especially as regards property rights and use;
c) development of rural strategies aimed at establishing a framework for participatory decentralised planning, resource allocation and management;
(d) strategies to) increase agricultural production and productivity in the ACP countries, in particular by ensuring the necessary funding for agricultural research, agricultural inputs and services, field support infrastructure, as well as risk reduction and management. Support includes public and private investments in agriculture, agricultural policy and strategy development, farmers and private sector organizations, strengthening management of natural resources and agricultural markets and activities. Strengthen the strategy of agricultural production policy that promotes food security at national and regional level, as well as regional integration; in this context, cooperation shall strengthen ACP efforts to boost its export competitiveness and adjust its export strategy to changing trade conditions;
e) sustainable water resources development, based on a complex water resources management principles, ensuring a fair and sustainable use of water resources of the common sharing of their different use;
(f) sustainable aquaculture and fisheries) development, which includes both the domestic fisheries and marine resources in the ACP countries exclusive economic zones.
g) economic and technological infrastructure and services, including transport, telecommunication systems, communication services and the development of the information society;
h) the development of competitive industrial, mining and energy sectors, while encouraging private sector involvement and development;
I) trade development, including the promotion of fair trade;
j) business, financial and banking activities and other service industry development;
k) tourism development;
l) scientific, technological and research infrastructure and services development, including new technology, transfer and absorption;
m) the strengthening of capacities in productive areas, especially in public and private sectors;
n) the promotion of traditional knowledge;
o reduction of preferences directed) on specific adaptation strategy development and implementation, may (a)) until n) the measures referred to in subparagraph. ".
19. The following article shall be inserted: ' article 23 a fisheries fisheries and aquaculture realizing the importance of ACP countries and their positive contribution to job creation, revenue assurance, rural and coastal communities to food security and livelihoods, and therefore poverty reduction, in the aim of cooperation in the fisheries and aquaculture sector in the further development of the ACP countries to sustainably increase the related social and economic benefits.
With cooperation programmes and measures supported, inter alia, sustainable aquaculture and fisheries development strategy and management plan development and implementation in ACP countries and regions; aquaculture and fisheries into national and regional development strategies; the infrastructure and technical the development of best practices required to ACP countries to get the maximum value from their sustainable fisheries and agriculture; Capacity building in ACP countries to successfully overcome the external challenges that do not allow these countries to fully exploit their fishery resources; as well as the promotion and development of joint ventures to invest in ACP fisheries and aquaculture sectors. Any fishery agreement that may be negotiated between the community and the ACP States, with due regard to compliance with the development strategies in this area.
If a common agreement is reached, you can hold a high level consultations, including at ministerial level, to develop, improve and/or strengthening ACP-EU cooperation, the development of sustainable aquaculture and fisheries ".
20. Article 25 of the agreement, paragraph 1 (a)) and (b)) shall be replaced by the following: "(a)) to enhance education and training at all levels, promoting the tertiary higher education recognition, by introducing quality assurance system for education, including education and training, which is provided online or through other unusual ways, and create technical support and skills;
(b) to improve the health system), in particular to ensure fair access to General and high-quality health care services, as well as nutrition, prevent hunger and insufficient supply of nutrition, and to ensure sufficient supply of food and food security, including the security thereof; "
21. Article 27 of the agreement is amended as follows: (a)) the title is replaced by the following: "Culture and development";
(b)) (c)) shall be replaced by the following: "(c)) to admit to preserve and promote cultural heritage value; to support the development of capacity in this area; "
(c)) the following points shall be added: "e) recognize and support the cultural players and cultural networks and their contribution to sustainable development; and (f)) to promote the cultural dimension of education and young people's participation in cultural activities. ".
22.28, 29 and 30 shall be replaced by the following: ' article 28 General approach 1. Acp-EU cooperation shall provide effective assistance to achieve the objectives and priorities which the ACP States have established regional cooperation and integration.
2. pursuant to the General objectives set out in article 1 and 20, the ACP-EU cooperation aimed at: (a)) to promote peace and stability, as well as to prevent conflicts and resolve them;
(b)) to promote economic development and economic cooperation, creating a wider market, enhancing the free movement of persons, goods, services, capital, labour and technology among ACP countries, speeding up the diversification of ACP economies, promoting and expanding the ACP and third country trade, as well as the gradual integration of ACP countries into the world economy;
(c) to promote the transnational dimension) sustainable development issues management, using, inter alia, the coordination of regional cooperation and coordination.
3. in accordance with article 58 of the said conditions of cooperation also supports inter-regional and intra-ACP cooperation, which include: (a)) of one or more ACP regional organisations, including the continental level;
(b)) the European overseas countries and territories (OCTs) and remote regions;
(c)) the ACP countries that are not developing countries.
Article 29 of the ACP-EU cooperation, regional cooperation and integration support 1. Stability, peace-keeping and conflict prevention in the area of cooperation support: a) regional political dialogue and development of conflict prevention and resolution, human rights and democratisation; Exchange, networking and promotion of mobility between the different actors of development, especially in civil society;
b) regional initiatives and policies with security-related issues, including arms control, combating drugs, organised crime, money laundering, bribery and corruption.
2. The regional economic integration, cooperation shall support: a) least-developed ACP participation in the promotion of the establishment of regional markets and sharing the benefits therefrom;
(b)) the sectoral economic reform policies at regional level;
c) liberalisation of trade and payments;
d) cross-border foreign and domestic investment and other regional economic integration initiatives;
e) the effects of net transitional costs of regional integration on budget revenue and balance of payments reduction; and (f)) infrastructure, particularly transport and communications infrastructure, as well as their security and related services, including the development of regional opportunities in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector.
3. Regional policy sustainable development cooperation shall support ACP regional priorities and, in particular: (a)) environment and natural resources, including sustainable management of water and energy resources management and solutions according to climate change;
b) food security and agriculture;
c) health, education and training;
d) research and technological development; and e) regional initiatives for disaster preparedness and mitigation, as well as reconstruction work after a disaster.
Article 30 of the ACP States to create regional cooperation and integration support to achieve the regional policy, efficiency and effectiveness of cooperation and strengthen a) developed their regional integration capabilities of the institutions and bodies set up by the ACP States and the ACP States which are participating in, and contributing to regional cooperation and integration;
(b) the Government and Parliament) on the ability of regional integration; and (c)) non-State actors, including the private sector. ".
23. The following article shall be inserted: ' article 31A HIV/AIDS cooperation shall support ACP States ' efforts, in all sectors to develop and strengthen policies and programs aimed at addressing the HIV/AIDS pandemic and prevent its development. It supports the efforts of the ACP States to increase universal access to HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, HIV/AIDS patient care and support and its specific objective are: (a)) with HIV/AIDS related multi-sectoral overall strategy and plan development and implementation support, setting it as the priority of national and regional development plans;
(b) all appropriate development sectors) for inclusion in the national response to HIV/AIDS and stakeholders at all levels, wide involvement;
(c)) on the basis of the national health systems strengthening and the issue of the scarcity of human resources in health care, provide universal access to HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and nursing care, as well as other health care services, and to ensure their effective integration;
d) gender inequality, gender-based violence, inequality and abuse issues, what is the HIV/AIDS pandemic, enhancing conditions; promotion of measures that ensure the rights of women and girls, effective, gender-oriented HIV/AIDS programme and the development of services for women and girls, including those related to sexual and reproductive health and rights; and support the full participation of women in planning and decision-making in the context of HIV/AIDS strategies and programmes;
e) supportive legal and political systems and the repressive legislation, policies, practices, stigma and discrimination, which undermined the abolition of human rights, increased vulnerability to HIV/AIDS and hinders access to effective HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support to patients, including medicines, medical products and services for people who have HIV/AIDS, as well as risk groups in the population;
(f) expanding access to) evidence-based, comprehensive HIV/AIDS prevention, fighting with the local epidemic contributing circumstances, as well as women, young people and groups at risk population of special needs better assurance; and (g)) General and reliable access to safe, high-quality products at an affordable price, as well as medical goods, including sexual and reproductive health. "
24. The following article shall be inserted: ' Article 32a climate change parties aware that climate change is a serious global environmental problem and undermines the achievement of the Millennium development goals, why need a predictable and timely financial support provided. For these reasons, as well as under article 32, and particularly its paragraph 2 (a)): (a) cooperation) of the ACP States and recognises in particular the small island and the land above sea level the existing ACP vulnerability to climate change, such phenomena as coastal erosion, cyclones and flooding caused by environmental conditions; and especially the least-developed ACP States and the ACP countries, which is landlocked, vulnerability to floods, drought, deforestation and desertification;
(b) strengthen and support) policies and programmes that mitigate the effects of climate change and the threats, as well as those, including adjusting to institutional development and capacity-building assistance;
(c) increase the capacity of the ACP countries) to develop a global carbon market and to participate in it; and (d)) pay attention to the following measures: (i)) to integrate climate change in development strategies and poverty reduction activities;
II) to improve the climate change political profile for development cooperation, including through the appropriate political dialogue;
(iii)) to help ACP countries to adapt to climate change relevant sectors, such as agriculture, water resources management and infrastructure, including transferring and adapting appropriate and environmentally sound technologies;
IV) promoting disaster risk reduction, showing that climate change is increasing the number of disasters;
v) provide financial and technical support for climate change mitigation in the ACP States in accordance with national objectives of poverty reduction and sustainable development, including addressing the challenges of deforestation and forest degradation and the reduction in emissions in the agricultural sector;
vi) improve weather and climate information apstāļ, forecasting and early warning systems; and (VII)) to promote renewable energy sources and low-carbon technology, which enhances sustainable development. ".
25. Article 33 of the agreement in paragraph 3 (c)) shall be replaced by the following: "(c)) public financial management improvement and strengthening, to promote economic activity and increased revenue from taxes in the ACP countries, while fully respecting the sovereignty of the ACP countries in this area.
Measures may include: (i) capacity building of local) revenue management, creating an efficient, effective and sustainable system of taxation;
(ii) promotion of international participation) tax cooperation structures and processes to facilitate the further development of international standards and their effective observance;
(iii)) with tax issues related to the introduction of international best practice, including support for transparency and information exchange in support of the principle of ACP countries that committed themselves to follow. "
26. Article 34 of the agreement of 2 through 4 shall be replaced by the following: "2. the economic and trade cooperation, the ultimate goal is to enable the ACP States to participate fully in international trade. In this context, particular attention is drawn to the need for ACP countries to participate actively in multilateral trade negotiations. Taking account of the current level of development, economic and trade cooperation is geared to enable ACP States to manage the challenges of globalisation and to adapt progressively to new conditions of international trade, thereby facilitating their transition to the liberalised global economy. In this context, particular attention should be paid to the vulnerability of many ACP countries, due to their dependence on commodities or some important products, including agro products with added value, as well as the reduction in risk preferences.
3. To this end economic and trade cooperation, through title I, in national and regional development strategies is to increase ACP production, supply and trading capacities, as well as their ability to attract investment. Its goal is also to create a new trading dynamic between the parties, the strengthening of ACP countries trade and investment policies, reduce dependence on commodities, to promote further diversification of the economy and to improve the ability of ACP countries to address all trade-related issues.
4. Economic and trade cooperation shall be implemented in full conformity with the World Trade Organization (WTO) rules, including special and differential treatment, taking into account the mutual interests of the parties and their respective levels of development. It will also reduce the effects of preferences, fully respecting the multilateral obligations. ".
27. Article 35 of the agreement. and (2) shall be replaced by the following: "1. Economic and trade cooperation is based on a true, strengthened and strategic partnership. It is also based on a comprehensive approach that increases the previous ACP-EC conventions advantages and achievements.
2. Economic and trade cooperation is based on ACP regional integration initiatives. Cooperation, in support of regional cooperation and integration, as set out in section I, and economic and trade cooperation is mutually reinforcing. Economic and trade cooperation in addressing issues related to supply and demand constraints, in particular infrastructure, economic diversification and trade development measures as a means of inter-connection, in order to increase the competitiveness of the ACP countries. Therefore, the proper importance to the appropriate measures for the ACP countries and regions in the development strategies that support community, especially providing aid for trade. "
28.36.37. Agreement and article 2 shall be replaced by the following: "article 1 of Order 36. taking into account the objectives and principles set out above, the parties agree to take all necessary measures to ensure that the new WTO compatible economic partnership agreements, removing progressively barriers to trade between them and enhancing cooperation in all areas relevant to trade.
2. Economic Partnership agreements as instruments for development aims at fostering the smooth and gradual integration of the ACP States into the world economy, in particular through regional integration and trade among developing countries.
3. The parties agree that these new trade measures introduced gradually.
37. Article 1 of the procedure. The economic partnership agreement negotiations under the provisions of title I and article 35 provides capacity building in ACP countries both in the public and private sector, including measures to increase competitiveness, for strengthening of regional organisations and regional trade integration initiatives, where appropriate with the budget and fiscal reforms of adaptation, as well as the modernisation of the infrastructure and the development and promotion of investment.
2. the parties will regularly review the progress of the negotiations, as provided for in article 38.
3. The economic partnership agreement negotiations will take place with those ACP countries which consider themselves in a position to negotiate an appropriate level and in accordance with procedures to be agreed by the ACP group of countries, and with a view to supporting the process of regional integration in the ACP countries.
4. The economic partnership agreement negotiations aims to create a schedule by which will be gradually removed barriers to trade between the parties in accordance with the relevant WTO rules. On the community side trade liberalisation shall build on the acquis and shall aim to improve the current ACP market access, inter alia, a review of the rules of origin. The negotiations take into account the level of development and marketing for the socio-economic impact on ACP countries, and their ability to organize and adjust their economies to the liberalisation process. Therefore, the negotiations will be as flexible as possible, establish a sufficient length of the transitional period, the final product coverage, taking into account sensitive sectors, and the degree of asymmetry in relation to the schedule of tariff elimination, while maintaining compliance with the then current rules of the WTO.
5. the Parties shall cooperate closely in the World Trade Organization, to explain and justify the agreement, in particular with regard to the degree of flexibility available.
6. the parties continue to discuss how to simplify and review the rules of origin, including cumulation provisions, that apply to their exports.
7. as soon as the ACP countries have concluded an economic partnership agreement, the ACP countries that are not party to such agreement may accede at any time.
8. in the light of the ACP-EU cooperation shall support ACP regional cooperation and integration, as set out in section I, and in accordance with article 35, the Parties shall pay special attention to the needs arising from the implementation of economic partnership agreements. Apply the principles laid down in annex IV of the agreement article 1. To this end, the parties agree to use existing or new regional financing mechanisms through which can be issued from the collaboration of the multiannual financial framework or other advanced features. ".
29. The following article shall be inserted: ' article 37a other trade measures 1. current trends of trade policy, the aim of which is to achieve greater liberalisation of trade, the EU and the ACP countries can participate in the negotiations of such agreements and to implement them, and as a result is achieved more multilateral and bilateral trade liberalisation. Such liberalization can be achieved as a result of the preferences granted to ACP countries and be affected, their competitiveness both on the EU market, and those development activities that the EU is committed to support.
2. under the economic and trade cooperation, the EU shall endeavour to take measures to overcome the possible negative impact of liberalization and maintain significant preferential access of ACP countries to the multilateral trade system as long as possible, as well as to ensure that any reduction in the preferences, which can not be avoided, are introduced gradually, perhaps for a long period of time. ".
30. Article 38 of the agreement point 2 shall be replaced by the following: "2. the Ministerial Trade Committee shall discuss any matter relating to trade, which applies to all ACP countries, and regularly monitor the negotiations and the implementation of economic partnership agreements. It pays special attention to current multilateral trade negotiations and check for more impact of liberalisation initiatives on ACP-EC trade and development of ACP economies. It shall report and make appropriate recommendations to the Council of Ministers, including support measures to increase the benefits of the ACP-EC trading arrangements. ".
31. The following article shall be inserted: "article 38 consultation 1. If the new measures or the measures provided for in the Community regulations adopted laws, to promote trade, may affect one or more of the interests of the ACP States, the community before the adoption shall inform the Secretariat of the ACP group and the ACP States concerned.
2. To enable the community to comply with the respective interests of the ACP group, and this group of ACP States request consultations in accordance with article 12 of this agreement, to achieve a satisfactory solution.
3. If the existing Community rules adopted in order to facilitate trade, the influence of one or more ACP States interest, or where the interpretation of these terms refer to these interests, as well as the application or administration of the request of the ACP States concerned shall organise consultations in accordance with the provisions of article 12, to reach a satisfactory solution.
4. to find an acceptable solution, the parties may also propose to examine in the Joint Ministerial Trade Committee of any other trade-related issues that might arise in Member States of the measures taken or envisaged.
5. the Parties shall inform each other of the following measures to ensure effective consultations.
6. the parties agree that the meetings of the economic partnership agreements, and the provision of information through them on issues relating to such agreements are also considered under this article and article 12 of this agreement, when all potentially affected ACP countries have signed the economic partnership agreement, which was negotiated or provide information. ".
32. Article 41 of the agreement point 5 shall be replaced by the following: "5. The Community shall support the ACP States ' efforts, through national and regional development strategies, as set out in section I and under article 35, to strengthen their capacity to provide services. Special attention is paid to services related to labour, business, distribution, finance, tourism, culture and construction and related engineering services, to increase their competitiveness and thereby increase their trade in goods and services of value and volume. "
33. Article 42 of the agreement point 4 shall be replaced by the following: "4. the Community shall support the ACP States ' efforts, through national and regional development strategies, as set out in section I and under article 35, to develop and promote cost-effective and efficient maritime transport services in the ACP States with a view to increasing the participation of ACP operators in international shipping services.".
34. Article 43 of the agreement point 5 shall be replaced by the following: "5. the parties also agree to step up cooperation between them in the area of information and communication technologies and the information society. This cooperation through the national and regional development strategies, as set out in section I, and in accordance with article 35, is especially focused on communication system for more complementarity and coordination at national, regional and international level and their adaptation to new technologies. ".
35. Article 44 of the agreement point 2 shall be replaced by the following: "2. the Community shall support the ACP States ' efforts, through national and regional development strategies, as set out in section I and under article 35, to strengthen their capacity to handle all areas related to trade, including, where necessary, improving and supporting the institutional framework.".
36. paragraph 3 of article 45 shall be replaced by the following: "3. the parties also agree to reinforce cooperation in this area with a view to formulating and supporting effective competition policies with the appropriate national competition agencies that progressively ensure the competition rules by both private and State enterprises effective enforcement. Cooperation in this area, in particular through national and regional development strategies, as set out in section I, and in accordance with article 35, include assistance in an appropriate legal framework and its administrative enforcement with particular reference to the least developed countries in particular situation. ".
37. Article 46 of the agreement, paragraph 6 shall be replaced by the following: "6. The parties further agree to strengthen cooperation in this area. Upon request, with mutually agreed rules, using national and regional development strategies, as set out in section I, and in accordance with article 35 of the cooperation, among others, is also referred to the following areas: the preparation of laws on intellectual property rights protection and implementation, this abuse of the rights of the rightholders and the infringement of those rights, the parties of the competitors, the national and regional offices and other agencies, the creation and strengthening of , including support for regional intellectual property organisations involved in enforcement and protection, including the training of personnel. "
38. Article 47 of the agreement in paragraph 2, the introductory part shall be replaced by the following: "2. the cooperation in standardisation and certification through the national and regional development strategies, as set out in section I, and in accordance with article 35, aim at promoting compatible systems between the parties and in particular include:".
39. Article 48 of the agreement shall be replaced by the following: "3. the parties agree to strengthen their cooperation through the national and regional development strategies, as set out in section I, and in accordance with article 35 of the ACP countries, to strengthen public and private sector capacity in the industry.".
40. Article 49 of the agreement shall be amended as follows: (a)) of paragraph 1 of article 3 is replaced by the following: "1. the parties reaffirm their commitment to promoting the development of international trade in such a way as to ensure sustainable and sound management of the environment, in accordance with the international conventions and undertakings in this area and with due regard to their respective level of development. They agree that the special needs of the ACP countries and take into account the environment in the planning and implementation of measures, including in relation to the provisions of article 32A. ";
(b)), the following paragraph is added: ' 3. the parties agree that the environmental measures may not be used for protectionist purposes. ".
41. Article 50 of the agreement, paragraph 3 is replaced by the following: "3. The parties agree that labour standards should not be used for protectionist purposes.".
42. Article 51 of the agreement point 2 shall be replaced by the following: "2. the cooperation through the national and regional development strategies, as set out in section I, and in accordance with article 35, aimed in particular at institutional and technical capacity-building in this area, the rapid alert systems for mutual information on dangerous products, the exchange of information and experience on the safety of products and product post-market monitoring, the improvement of information provided to consumers on prices, characteristics of products and services, independent consumer association and the creation of communication between consumer interest representatives, consumer policy and improve interoperability, the announcement of the implementation of legislation and promoting cooperation, investigation of harmful and unfair business practices, and the introduction of the export ban the trade in goods and services between the parties, which trade their production in the country is prohibited.
43. Article 56 of the agreement, paragraph 1 is replaced by the following: "1. Development finance cooperation shall be implemented on the basis of and in accordance with the development objectives, strategies and priorities established by the ACP States at national, regional and intra-ACP level. Account is taken of their respective geographical, social and cultural characteristics, as well as their specific potential. On the basis of internationally recognised aid effectiveness programme based on cooperation, approximation, donor coordination and harmonisation, exercising leadership, focused on development results and mutual accountability. Cooperation in particular: (a) promote local ownership of) at all levels of the development process;
b) reflect a partnership based on mutual rights and obligations;
(c)) stressed the significant preferential terms and keep the flow of the funds assigned to the predictability and security;
d) be flexible and appropriate to the situation in each ACP State as well as adapted to the specific nature of the project or programme concerned; and (e) ensure efficiency, coordination) and consistency. "
44. Article 58 of the agreement shall be amended as follows: (a)) of article b) shall be replaced by the following: "(b)) regional or inter-State bodies to which one or more ACP States are party, including the African Union and other institutions that operate in countries other than ACP States and the ACP States is authorized; and ";
(b) article) is amended as follows: (i))) (d) shall be replaced by the following: "d) ACP or Community financial intermediaries providing, promoting and financing private or public investment in ACP countries";
(ii) in paragraph (f))) is replaced by the following: "(f)) to developing countries, which are not part of the ACP group where they participate in a joint initiative or regional organisation with ACP States-in accordance with annex IV to this agreement article 6.".
45. Article 60 of the agreement shall be amended as follows: (a) point (c))) shall be replaced by the following: "(c)), including the external crisis of instability in export earnings, the adverse short-term effects on socio-economic reforms and policy reduction;";
(b) article g)) shall be replaced by the following: "(g)) and emergency humanitarian assistance, including assistance to refugees and displaced persons; measures that relate to short-term assistance and rehabilitation to long-term development crisis and after crisis situations; and preparedness for disasters. ".
46. Article 61 of the agreement shall be amended as follows: (a)) of paragraph 2 of article 3 is replaced by the following: "2. the direct budgetary assistance in support of macroeconomic or sectoral reforms shall be granted where: (a)) is well defined, poverty focus, national or sectoral development strategies, or they are already being implemented;
(b)) is well defined, the stability-oriented macroeconomic policies established by the country itself and positively assessed by its main donors, including, where appropriate, international financial institutions, or it is already implemented; and (c)) public financial management is sufficiently transparent, accountable and effective.
Join the community of each ACP country systems and procedures to monitor the budget support to partner countries and to support partner countries ' efforts to strengthen local ownership, parliamentary oversight, audit capabilities and information available to the public. ";
(b) article) shall be replaced by the following: "4. In accordance with the agreement, the funding granted under this agreement, the cooperation of the multiannual financial framework, the European investment bank (the" Bank ") features and, where appropriate, other funds from the European Community budget is used to finance projects, programmes and other activities that contribute to the attainment of the objectives of this agreement.".
47. Article 66 of the agreement shall be replaced by the following: "1. in order to reduce the debt burden of the ACP States and their balance of payment problems, the parties agree to use funds in accordance with the multiannual financial framework of cooperation under this agreement, to contribute to debt relief initiatives that benefit the ACP countries accepted at international level. In addition, the community undertakes to examine, as a longer term internationally agreed debt relief initiatives support may attract other community features. ".
48. Article 67 of the agreement, paragraph 1 is replaced by the following: "1. the multiannual financial framework of cooperation under this Agreement shall provide support for macroeconomic and sectoral reforms implemented by the ACP States. Within the parties ensure that the adjustment should be of an economically viable and socially and politically bearable. Support is provided in the context of a joint assessment between the community and the ACP State concerned on the reform measures taken or proposed in support of macroeconomic or sectoral level and the impact of the reform of the general assessment. To the extent possible the joint assessment apply national measures and special support for the monitor, on the basis of the results achieved. Rapid payment of the aid program is important. ".
49. part 4 of the agreement, section II, Chapter 3 of the title shall be replaced by the following: "3. the chapter support external crises".
50. Article 68 of the agreement shall be replaced by the following: "article 1 68. Parties recognize that macroeconomic instability arising from external crises, may adversely affect the development of the ACP States and jeopardise the attainment of their development requirements. Therefore, in accordance with the multiannual financial framework of cooperation under this agreement is to create a system of additional support in order to mitigate the short-term adverse impact arising from external crises, including the impact on export earnings.
2. the objective of this support is the result of revenue, protect the socio-economic reforms and policies that could be adversely affected, and to prevent this crisis, the short-term negative effects.
3. the distribution of Funds is considered in the ACP States ' economies on the extremely high dependency on exports, in particular from the agricultural and mining sectors. In this context, the least developed ACP States, ACP countries, which is landlocked, island ACP States and the ACP States, survivors of conflict and natural disasters, shall receive more favourable treatment.
4. The additional resources shall be provided in accordance with the specific modalities of the support mechanism as set out in annex II on terms and conditions of financing.
5. the Community shall also provide support for market based insurance schemes designed for ACP States seeking to protect themselves against external crises short consequences. ".
51. part 4 of the agreement, section II, Chapter 6 of the title shall be replaced by the following: "Chapter 6 humanitarian, emergency assistance and assistance at the emergency".
52. Article 72 of the agreement shall be replaced by the following: ' article 72 general principles 1. humanitarian, emergency assistance and assistance provided by the emergency crisis situations. Humanitarian and emergency aid is to save and protect lives, prevent and relieve human suffering when the need arises. After the emergency assistance aims at rehabilitation and short-term assistance linking with longer-term programmes of development cooperation.
2. A crisis situation, including long-term structural instability and fragility, posing a threat to law and order or for the protection and safety of individuals, threatening to escalate into armed conflict or to destabilise the situation in the country. Crisis situation may also occur from natural disasters, man-made crises such as wars and other conflicts or extraordinary circumstances having comparable effects, which result, inter alia, related to climate change, environmental degradation, access to energy and natural resources or extreme poverty.
3. humanitarian, emergency assistance and assistance provided by the emergency situations as long as necessary to meet the needs of victims which occurs as a result of this situation, thus linking relief, rehabilitation and development.
4. humanitarian assistance is provided only according to the crisis to the needs and interests of victims and in accordance with the principles of international humanitarian law, respecting humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independence. In particular, it is not permissible for the victim of discrimination on grounds of race, ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, nationality or political affiliation and are guaranteed free access to victims and their protection, as well as providers of humanitarian assistance and the safety of installations.
5. humanitarian, emergency assistance and emergency aid financed by the multiannual financial framework of cooperation under this agreement, if such assistance cannot be financed from the EU budget. Humanitarian emergency assistance and assistance by the emergency exercise in addition to the efforts of the Member States and to coordinate them in accordance with best practice in aid effectiveness. ".
53. The following article shall be inserted: ' article 72A goal 1. Humanitarian and emergency assistance aims at (a)) to protect human lives in crisis situations, and immediately after the crisis;
(b)) by all means contribute to the financing and delivery of humanitarian aid, as well as its intended beneficiaries of direct access to this assistance;
(c)) to carry out short-term rehabilitation and reconstruction to victims to enjoy minimum socio-economic integration and, as soon as possible to create the conditions for a resumption of development on the basis of the ACP countries and regions established long-term objectives;
(d)) to meet the needs of people (refugees, displaced persons and persons in return) as a result of movements by natural or manmade disasters, for as long as is necessary, meet all the requirements of refugees and displaced persons (regardless of where the person is located) and facilitate action for their voluntary repatriation and reintegration in the country of origin; and (e)) assist the ACP State or region to create short-term disaster prevention and preparedness mechanisms, including those intended for forecasting and early warning, with a view to reducing the consequences of disasters.
2. assistance may be granted to ACP countries or regions, which take in refugees or persons to meet acute needs not covered by emergency assistance.
3. after the emergency assistance aimed at physical and social rehabilitation according to the crisis, and it can be made to link short-term relief and rehabilitation with the appropriate longer term development programme financed from national, regional programmes or initiatives of ACP programs in-house. Such actions should facilitate the transition from the emergency phase to the development phase, promote the population groups affected by the socio-economic reintegration, eliminating the causes of the crisis and strengthening local government institutions and the national authorities of the importance of sustainable development in policy formulation in the ACP State concerned.
4. where appropriate, the short-term disaster prevention and preparedness mechanisms, referred to in paragraph 1 (e)), will be coordinated with other existing disaster prevention and preparedness mechanisms.
National, regional and all-ACP for disaster risk reduction and management mechanism and strengthening the development helps to strengthen the capacity of ACP countries to resist the impact of disasters. All related measures may be taken, in cooperation with regional and international organizations and programs that have already made progress in disaster risk reduction. ".
54. Article 73 of the agreement shall be replaced by the following: ' article 73 1 the implementation of assistance activities carried out by the crisis situation in the ACP countries or regions affected, on the initiative of the Commission or by international organisations or local or international non-governmental organisation recommendations.
2. the Community shall take appropriate measures to encourage quick action necessary to meet the immediate needs that need help. Such aid is managed and implemented under procedures that allow for fast, flexible and efficient operations.
3. in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, the emphasis on the developmental nature of the assistance, at the request of a country or region can only be used together with the indicative programme. ".
55. Article 76 of the agreement in paragraph 1 (d)) shall be replaced by the following: "(d)) loans from the Bank's own resources and the investment facility, which the rules provided for in annex II to this agreement. Such loans can also be used to finance public investment in basic infrastructure. ".
56. Article 95 of the agreement, first subparagraph, replacing with the following: "3. The community and the Member States, of the one part, and the ACP States, on the other, shall notify the other party not later than 12 months before each five-year period for the review of the provisions they desire to make with a view to possibly amend the agreement. Regardless of this term, if one party requests the review of the provisions of the agreement, the other party has two months in which to request the extension of the review to other provisions that are related to those who was the original subject of the request. ".
57. Article 100 of the agreement, the second subparagraph with the following: replacing "this agreement, drawn up in duplicate in the Bulgarian, Czech, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Dutch, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish and Swedish languages, each text being equally authentic, shall be deposited with the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union and the ACP States, in the archives of the Secretariat, who shall send a certified copy to each of the signatory Government.".
1. annex c Annex II, as amended by joint Council decision No 2/2009 (29 May 2009) 1, is amended as follows: (a) article 1 of the annex) replacing it with the following: "article 1 1. Terms and conditions of financing in relation to the investment facility (facility), loans from the European investment bank (Bank) own resources and special operations shall be as set out in this chapter. These resources may be diverted to eligible companies, directly or indirectly, through eligible investment funds and/or financial intermediaries.
2. Features of interest-rate subsidies under this annex will be available from paragraph 2 of annex Ib c) referred to the interest subsidy allocation.
3. Interest subsidies may be capitalised or used as loans. The interest rate subsidy calculated in terms of its value at the time of loan disbursement, including the interest subsidy allocation laid down in annex Ib, article 2 (c)), and paid directly to the EIB. Up to 10% of the grant interest rate subsidies may be used to support project-related technical assistance in ACP countries.
4. These provisions shall not prejudice the provisions which can be applied to the ACP countries concerned by limited borrowing conditions under the heavily indebted poor countries (HIPC) initiative or another internationally agreed debt sustainability framework. Accordingly, if in accordance with the following principles require a reduction of the interest rate of the loan by more than 3%, as allowed under this chapter 2 and article 4, the bank with appropriate co-financing with other donors trying to reduce the average cost of funds. If it is considered that this is not possible, the loan interest rate may be reduced by such amount as required to comply with the level arising from the HIPC initiative or any other internationally accepted principles of debt sustainability. "
(b) article 2 of the annex), 7 and 8 shall be replaced by the following: ' 7. Ordinary loans in countries not covered by the limited loan terms under the HIPC or other internationally accepted principles of debt sustainability can be extended on concessional terms and conditions in the following cases: (a) infrastructure projects) are prerequisites for private sector development in the least developed countries, in post-conflict countries and countries that have been subjected to natural disasters. In such cases, the interest rate of the loan will be reduced by no more than 3%;
b) for projects which involve restructuring operations in the framework of privatisation or for projects with substantial and clearly demonstrable social or environmental benefits. In such cases, loans may apply an interest rate subsidy the amount and form of which shall be fixed taking into account the specific features of the project. However, the interest rate subsidy shall not exceed 3%;
The final loan interest rate corresponding to a) or (b)), in no case be less than 50% of the reference rate.
8. the resources necessary for the application of these provisions will be granted favorable through interest subsidy allocation referred annex Ib of this agreement, (2) c). ";
(c)) article 4, paragraph 2 is replaced by the following: "2. Loans from the Bank's own resources shall be granted in accordance with the following provisions: (a)) of the reference rate of interest shall be the rate applied by the bank for a loan with the same conditions in terms of currency, and repayment period on the day of conclusion of the contract or on the date of disbursement;
(b)) the countries to which, however, does not apply to limited borrowing rules under HIPC or other internationally accepted principles of debt sustainability: i) in principle, public sector projects can grant interest rate subsidies of up to 3%;
II) private sector projects falling within article 2, point 7 (b)) of the categories listed in point may grant interest rate subsidies on the same terms, as defined in article 2, paragraph 7 (b)).
In all such cases, the final interest rate may not be less than 50% of the reference rate;
(c)) the Bank from its own resources the repayment period of loans is determined based on the project's economic and financial characteristics. These loans shall normally comprise a grace period, determined on the basis of the creation of the project. ".
2. Annex III to the agreement shall be amended as follows: (a)) (a) of article 1 of the annex)) and (b) shall be replaced by the following: "(a)) to consolidate and increase business development centre (UAC) role for the private sector to provide the necessary support to private sector development in the ACP countries and the promotion of the regions; and (b)) to consolidate and increase the technical centre for agricultural and rural cooperation (CTA) in ACP institutional capacity development, particularly information management, in order to improve access to technology in order to increase agricultural production, trade, food security and rural development. "
(b) of the annex to article 2) shall be replaced by the following: ' article 2 1 UAC UAC encourages business environment conducive to private sector development, and supporting private sector development strategies in the ACP countries by providing non-financial services, including consulting, ACP companies and business sectors, as well as support joint initiatives that are developed by the community and ACP operators. In this context, due account was taken of the needs arising from the implementation of economic partnership agreements.
2. the UAC aims to assist private ACP enterprises to become more competitive in all sectors of the economy. In particular: (a)) promotes and facilitates business cooperation and partnerships between ACP and EU enterprises;
b) helps develop business support services through support for capacity building for private sector organisations or support for technical, vocational, management, marketing and training services providers;
c) helps to promote investment-related measures, such as investment promotion organisations, organisation of investment conferences, training programmes, strategy workshops and investment promotion activities;
d) supports initiatives that promote innovation and technology transfer, know-how and best practices on all aspects of business management;
e) inform the ACP private sector about the provisions of the agreement; and (f)) provide information to European companies and private sector organisations on business opportunities and modalities in ACP countries.
3. UAC shall also contribute to improving the business environment at national and regional level to encourage businesses to use the development of the regional integration processes and market opening. This includes: (a)) companies existing and new standards of quality and performance of other established regional integration development and implementation of economic partnership agreements;
(b)) the dissemination of information in local ACP private sectors related to external markets require product quality and standards;
c) regional and national business reform, including by promoting a dialogue between the private sector and public authorities; and (d)) the national and/or regional services assisting mediator of meaning and function.
4. UAC activity based on coordination, complementarity and value added concepts for any private sector development initiatives undertaken by public or private institutions. It measures comply with national and regional development strategies, as set out in part 3 of this agreement. UAC your task works selectively and provide financial sustainability. It provides an appropriate distribution of tasks between its headquarters and regional offices.
5. measures taken by the UAC are periodically evaluated.
6. The Committee of Ambassadors shall be the supervisory authority of the Centre. Following the signing of this agreement, it shall: (a) the Statute for the Centre);
(b) appoint the members of the Executive Board);
(c)) shall appoint, acting on a proposal from the Executive Board, the management of the Centre; and (d) monitor the Centre's overall) strategy and the work of the Board.
7. the Management Board shall, in accordance with the Statute of the Centre: (a)) develop financial and staff regulations and rules;
(b) to monitor its work;)
c) adopt the Centre's programme and budget;
(d) the supervisory authority) shall submit periodic reports and assessments;
e) carry out any other tasks laid down in the statutes.
8. the budget of the Centre shall be financed in accordance with the rules laid down in this agreement concerning development finance cooperation. ";
(c) article 3 of the annex) shall be replaced by the following: ' article 3 CT CT 1 task is to strengthen ACP agricultural and rural development policies and institutional capacity development and information and communication management capacities. It helps these organizations to formulate and implement policies and programmes to reduce poverty, promote sustainable food security, conserving the natural resource base and thus encourage self-reliance in ACP rural and agricultural development.
2. CT: a) develop and provide information services and provide better access for research, training and innovation, agriculture and rural development and expansion, in order to promote agricultural and rural development, and (b)) develops and reinforces ACP capacity to: (i)) to improve agricultural and rural development policy and strategy formulation and management at national and regional levels including improved capacity for data collection, policy research, analysis and formulation;
II) improve information and communication management, in particular the national agricultural strategy;
III) promote effective institutional internal information and communication management (SOMETHING) performance monitoring, as well as consortia with regional and international partners;
IV) promote decentralised SOMETHING at local and national level;
v) strengthen measures to regional cooperation and create a policy approach) for the evaluation of the agricultural and rural development.
3. the Centre shall support measures and regional networks, and the distribution of the capacity to gradually development programs with appropriate ACP organisations. To this end, the Centre shall support decentralised regional information networks. These networks are formed gradually and effectively.
4. the CTA measures are periodically evaluated.
5. The Committee of Ambassadors shall be the supervisory authority of the Centre. Following the signing of this agreement, it shall (a) draw up the statutes of the Centre);
(b) appoint the members of the Executive Board);
(c)) shall appoint, acting on a proposal from the Executive Board, the management of the Centre; and (d) monitor the Centre's overall) strategy and the work of the Board.
6. the Management Board shall, in accordance with the Statute of the Centre (a)) develop financial and staff regulations and rules;
(b) to monitor its work;)
c) adopt the Centre's programme and budget;
(d) the supervisory authority) shall submit periodic reports and assessments;
e) carry out any other tasks it provides for the Statute of the Centre.
7. the budget of the Centre shall be financed in accordance with the rules laid down in this agreement with respect to the development of financial cooperation. ".
3. Annex IV to the agreement, as amended by the ACP-EC Council of Ministers decision No 3/2008 of 15 December 2008 2, is amended as follows: (a) Annex 1, 2), and article 3 shall be replaced by the following: ' article 1 the measures financed from the grant under this agreement, the plan of the multiannual financial framework of cooperation activities at the beginning of the period.
Planning based on affiliations, zoom, donor coordination and harmonisation, results-oriented management and mutual accountability.
Therefore, planning means: (a)) national, regional or intra-ACP strategy document (SD) training and development, based on the medium-term development objectives and strategies and taking into account principles such as joint planning and the Division of labour between donors, which makes this process possible in the management of the partner country or region to pass;
(b)) a clear indication from the community of the indicative financial allocation planned, from which country, region, or intra-ACP cooperation can benefit during the period covered by the multiannual financial framework of cooperation under this agreement, as well as any other relevant information, including on the possible margin for unforeseen needs;
(c)) for the implementation of the strategy paper preparation and the indicative programme in the light of the adoption of other donors ' commitments and obligations of the EU Member States in particular; and (d)) the verification process, which covers the strategy papers, indicative programmes and the resources allocated to it.
Article 2 the national strategy document for country strategy papers (CSPS) drawn up by the ACP State concerned and the EU. It shall be made after consultation with a wide range the participants, including non-State actors, local authorities and, where appropriate, with the ACP parliaments, and it is based on the experience and best practices. Each CSP adapted the needs of each ACP country, and it responds to each ACP country specific circumstances. VSD is a tool to determine the priority of operations and build local ownership of cooperation programmes. Account is taken of any divergences between the country's own analysis and the analysis of the community. VSD include the following standard elements: a) the political, economic, social and environmental state of the context, constraints, capacities and prospects analysis, including an assessment of basic needs, such as per capita income, population and social indicators, and vulnerability;
(b)) the national medium-term development strategy details, clearly defined priorities and expected financing requirements;
c) country of other donors, including the EU Member States in particular as bilateral donors, relevant outline plans and operations;
d) responses strategies that determine the specific contribution that the EU can provide. They are to the extent possible, ensure complementarity with operations financed by the ACP State itself and other country donors, and e) reference to the most appropriate support and its implementation mechanisms to be used for the implementation of the above strategy.
Article 3 1 the allocation of resources. The indicative allocation of resources between ACP countries is based on a standard, objective and transparent needs and performance criteria. In this context a) needs shall be assessed on the basis of criteria pertaining to per capita income, population size, social indicators and level of indebtedness, vulnerability to external crises. Special treatment shall be granted at least developed ACP countries and take due account of the island country and the vulnerability of the countries that are landlocked, vulnerability. In addition, take into account the particular difficulties, what are the countries that overcome conflict or natural disaster; and (b)) performance is assessed on the basis of criteria relating to management, progress in implementing institutional reforms, country performance in the handling of resources, effective implementation of current measures, poverty alleviation or reduction in the burden, to achieve the Millennium development goals, sustainable development measures and macroeconomic and sectoral policy performance.
2. The assigned resources include: a) to cover the planned allocation for macroeconomic support, sectoral policies, programmes and projects that support the main or other Community assistance. The planned allocation of community support contribute to long-term scheduling of the State concerned. Along with other possible Community resources, these allocations are the basis for the preparation of the indicative programme for the country concerned; and (b)) and that agreement on article 66.68 and 72, 72 and 73 (a) defined in article, not intended to cover requirements for the grants available under the said articles, the conditions, when such support cannot be financed from the budget of the Union.
3. the grant will be based on unforeseen needs of the margin provided for in countries that exceptional circumstances can not access normal planned resources.
4. Without prejudice to article 5 of this annex, point 7 on inspections, the community, in order to take account of new needs or exceptional results, you can increase that State grant or grants provided for unforeseen needs: a) can create new needs in emergency circumstances, such as crisis or post-crisis situation, or unexpected need, as referred to in paragraph 2 (b));
(b)) brilliant results have a situation that is not in the mid-term and final examinations when a State planned allocation is completely attached, and it is possible to take additional funding from national indicative programmes, as is the implementation of effective poverty reduction policies and sound financial management. '
(b) article 4 of the annex) 1 to 4 shall be replaced by the following: ' 1. upon receipt of the information referred to above, each ACP State shall develop and submit to the community a draft indicative programme, on the basis of and consistent with its development objectives and priorities, as defined in the VSD. The draft indicative programme shall include (a)) general budget support and/or limited their major industry or the number of areas on which support should be concentrated;
(b)) the most appropriate measures and actions to achieve the goal (s) in the primary sector (s) or area (s);
c) resources that may, for a limited number of programmes and projects outside the main structural member (s) or industry sector (s) and/or the broad outlines of these measures, as well as an indication of the resources to be redirected for each of these elements;
(d) the types of non-governmental actors) are eligible to receive funding under the Council of Ministers established criteria, the resources allocated for non-State actors and the type of actions supported to be non-profit;
(e) proposals for possible participation) regional programmes and projects; and (f)) may reserve for insurance against possible claims and the increase in costs and unexpected expenses.
2. The draft indicative programme shall, where appropriate, contain the resources designed to reinforce human, material and institutional ACP capacity for preparing and implementing the national indicative programmes and possible participation in programmes and projects financed from the regional indicative programmes of the ACP countries, and to improve public investment project cycle management.
3. the indicative programme of the project are the exchange of views between the ACP State concerned and the community. The indicative programme shall be adopted by common agreement between the Commission on behalf of the community and the ACP State concerned. Once it is adopted, it is binding on both the community and the State concerned. This indicative programme added to the CSP, and it also includes a reference to specific and) clearly specified measures, especially those that can take on before the next review;
(b) indicative schedule) of the indicative programme, including commitments and inspection and the cost of resources; and (c)) results-oriented criteria for inspections.
4. the community and the ACP State concerned shall take all necessary measures to ensure the completion of the planning process in the shortest possible time and, save in exceptional circumstances, within twelve months after the cooperation of the multiannual financial framework adoption. In this context, the VSD and the preparation of the indicative programme must be a continuous process, as a result of the single document is taken. ";
c) article 5 is amended as follows: (i)) of paragraph 2 of article 3 is replaced by the following: "2. In exceptional circumstances, as referred to in article 3, paragraph 4 to take account of new needs or exceptional results, at the request of either of the parties may make ad hoc inspection. ';
4. the introductory part of point II) shall be replaced by the following: "4. The indicative programme for the annual, mid-term and end-of-term reviews of implementation of the programme include joint assessment and take account of the relevant activities of monitoring and evaluation results. These inspections are carried out locally and complete the national authorising officer and the Commission, in consultation with relevant stakeholders, including non-State actors, local authorities and, where appropriate, the ACP parliaments. They shall in particular include an assessment of: ";
(iii)), article 5, 6 and 7 shall be replaced by the following: "5. the Commission once a year, the development finance cooperation Committee shall submit a summary report on the activities of the conclusions of the examination year. The Committee shall examine the report in accordance with their obligations and rights under this agreement.
6. Taking into account the annual activity inspections, the national authorising officer and the Commission's mid-term and end checks can verify and accept the VSD, a) if the checks shows on specific problems; and/or (b)) in the light of changed circumstances of an ACP State.
A decision on changing the CSP may also make ad hoc inspection process, as provided for in paragraph 2.
Expiry check can also include the adaptation of the new multiannual financial framework of cooperation for both the allocation and preparation for the next programme.
7. Following the completion of mid-term and end-of-term reviews, the Commission, on behalf of the community, you can increase or decrease the national resource allocation in the light of current needs and performance of the ACP State concerned.
After the ad hoc inspections, as provided for in paragraph 2, the Commission, on behalf of the community, can also increase the allocation of resources, taking into account the new ACP State concerned needs or exceptional results, as laid down in article 3 paragraph 4. ";
Article 6 of annex d), is amended as follows: (i)) the title is replaced by the following: "scope";
(ii)) the following points shall be added: ' 3. the financing of regional programmes shall be submitted: (a) demand) duly authorised regional body or organization, or (b) a duly mandated sub-regional) authority, organisation or an ACP State in the region that it affected the program in its planning stage, if this action is specified in the regional indicative programme (RIP).
4. The developing countries, which are not ACP States, participation in regional programmes provided only on the condition that (a)) of the multiannual financial framework of cooperation in the projects and programmes financed by the Centre of gravity stays in the ACP State;
(b)) the Community financial instruments include equivalent provisions; and (c)) the principle of proportionality is respected. "
e) 7, 8 and 9 shall be replaced by the following: ' article 7 Regional programmes in the ACP States concerned shall decide on the geographical region. Regional integration programmes to the extent possible to meet the existing regional organizations. In principle, more relevant regional organisations overlaps in case of participation in regional integration programme should correspond to the joint participation of these organisations.
8. Article 1 of the Regional Planning Scheduling takes place each region level. Planning is the result of the exchange of views between the Commission and the duly mandated regional organisation (s), and in the absence of such a mandate, the national authorising officers of this region – countries. Appropriate planning can include consultations with non-State actors who are represented at the regional level and, where appropriate,-regional parliaments.
2. the Commission shall prepare and RSD duly mandated regional organisation (s) in collaboration with the ACP States in the region concerned, on the basis of the principles of subsidiarity and complementarity principles and taking into account the VSD.
3. the RSD will be a tool to determine the priority of operations and build local ownership of supported programmes. RSD include the following standard elements: (a) political, region) economic, social and environmental context analysis;
b) regional economic integration and integration into the world economy and prospect assessment;
(c) regional strategies and priorities) and the expected financing requirements in detail;
(d) regional cooperation) other external partners in the transaction record;
(e) the specific EU contribution) an outline of the objectives of regional integration, which complement the activities financed by the ACP States themselves and by other external partners, particularly the EU Member States; and f) reference to the most appropriate support and implementation mechanisms to be used in the implementation of the above strategy.
Article 9 in the allocation of resources 1. Indicative allocation of resources between ACP regions is based on the standard, objective and transparent assessment of needs, as well as the progress and prospects of regional cooperation and integration process.
2. The assigned resources include: a) to cover the planned allocation of support for regional integration, sectoral policies, programmes and projects that support community main or other assistance; and (b)) for each ACP region for an allocation to cover unforeseen needs, such as defined in this agreement, (a) 72 72 73 article, and if, in the light of unexpected needs and/or cross-border nature of their scope, such support can be provided more effectively at regional level. This funding is available under the terms of this agreement, (a) 72 73 72 and the conditions referred to in article when such support cannot be financed from the budget of the Union. Ensure complementarity between the actions under this grant, and possible activities at the national level.
3. the planned allocations will contribute to long-term scheduling of Community aid for the region concerned. In order to achieve an adequate scale and to increase efficiency, regional and national funding can be combined to fund the regional activities with clear national element.
Regional allocation for unforeseen needs you can use in the region and the ACP countries outside this region, where the unexpected nature of the needs of the country require this involvement and proposed projects and programmes remains the Centre of gravity in the region.
4. Without prejudice to article 11, the Community rules on checks to take account of new needs or exceptional results, can increase the planned allocation for the region or the allocation for unforeseen needs: a) is where new needs resulting from exceptional circumstances, such as crisis or post-crisis situation, or unforeseen needs, as referred to in paragraph 2 (b));
(b)) brilliant results have a situation that is not in the mid-term and final examinations when a State planned allocation is completely attached, and it is possible to take additional funding from the regional indicative programme, as is the implementation of effective regional integration and sound financial management. '
(f) article 10 annex) point 2 shall be replaced by the following: "2. the regional indicative programmes shall be adopted by common agreement between the community and the duly mandated regional organisation or organisations in question or, where such a mandate, the ACP States concerned.";
(g) in article 11 of the annex) the existing part number and add the following: "2. In exceptional circumstances as referred to in article 9, paragraph 4 to take account of new needs or exceptional results, the test may be carried out at the request of either party. Ad hoc inspections resulted in both parties can decide on RSD and/or changes on behalf of the community, the Commission may increase the resource allocation.
Check the expiry may also include the adaptation of the new multiannual financial framework of cooperation both in relation to the allocation of resources, and preparation for the next regional indicative programme. ";
Article 12 of annex h) is replaced by the following: ' article 12 intra-ACP cooperation 1. Intra-ACP cooperation as a tool for development, contribute to the ACP-EC partnership objectives. Intra-ACP cooperation is having a cooperation. Its purpose is to address common problems faced by ACP countries, measures that exceed the geographical location of concepts and benefit many or all ACP States.
2. in the light of the principles of subsidiarity and complementarity, ACP internal measures are designed, if national and/or regional action was not possible or is less effective, to provide added value compared with the measures taken by other cooperation instruments.
3. If the ACP Group decides to contribute to international or inter-regional initiatives from intra-ACP resources, adequate transparency is assured. "
(I)) the following articles shall be inserted: ' article 12 intra ACP strategy paper 1. Intra-ACP cooperation programming is based on the results of the exchange of views between the Commission and the ACP Committee of ambassadors, and the services of the Commission and the ACP Secretariat to prepare jointly, after consultation with relevant actors and stakeholders.
2. Intra-ACP strategy paper sets out priority measures in relation to intra-ACP cooperation, as well as the measures to be taken to create a support program. It includes the following standard elements: (a)) of the ACP group of States in the political, economic, social and environmental context analysis;
(b) assessment of the ACP internal collaboration) for its contribution to the attainment of the objectives of this agreement and of the experience gained;
(c)) and the destination of intra-ACP strategy outline and expected funding requirements;
(d)) other external partners of the measures concerned; and (e)) the indication of the EU's contribution to intra-ACP cooperation in the achievement of the objectives of this cooperation and complementarity with the measures financed by the national and regional levels, other external partners and in particular the Member States of the EU.
12. (b) funding request for internal ACP program funding applications shall be submitted: (a)) directly to the ACP Council of Ministers or the ACP Committee of ambassadors; or (b)): (i) indirect) at least three duly mandated regional bodies or organisations belonging to different geographic regions, or at least two ACP States from each of the three regions;
II) international organisations, such as the African Union, to take the measures that facilitate regional cooperation and integration, and the attainment of the objectives of the ACP Committee of Ambassadors prior approval; or (iii)), the Caribbean or the Pacific, taking account of their particular geographical situation, after the Council of ACP Ministers or the ACP Committee of Ambassadors prior approval.
Article 12 c in the allocation of resources of the indicative resource allocation shall be based on the needs assessment, progress and prospects in the context of intra-ACP cooperation. It includes unplanned funding. ";
13. Annex j), and article 14 shall be replaced by the following: ' article 13 the intra-ACP indicative programme 1. Intra-ACP indicative programme includes the following main elements: (a) standard) community support key sectors and themes;
(b)) the most appropriate measures and actions to achieve these core areas and objectives; themes and (c)) programs and projects necessary for achieving its objectives, as long as they are clearly defined, as well as on the resources to be allocated to achieve each of these goals, and the timetable for implementation.
2. the Commission and the ACP Secretariat shall determine and assess the measures in question. Based on this performance, the services of the Commission and the ACP Secretariat jointly prepare the intra-ACP indicative programme and shall submit it to the ACP-EC Committee of ambassadors. To be adopted by the Commission on behalf of the community and the ACP Committee of ambassadors.
3. Without prejudice to article 12 (b) (b) (ii))) part of the ACP Committee of Ambassadors shall submit each year to the intra-ACP indicative programme of priority action funding request for consolidated list. The Commission, together with the ACP Secretariat shall determine and prepare appropriate measures, as well as annual action programme. To the extent possible and taking into account the funds, requests to finance actions which are not intended for intra-ACP indicative programme, shall include in the annual action programme. In exceptional cases, these requests are accepted by Commission special financing decision.
Article 14 review process 1. Intra-ACP cooperation should be sufficiently flexible and reactive, to ensure that its activities continue to meet the objectives of this agreement and shall take into account any changes in the context of the priorities and objectives of the ACP group.
2. the ACP Committee of ambassadors and the Commission carried out the intra-ACP cooperation strategy and the indicative programme for the mid-term and end-of-term examination to adapt it to current circumstances and to ensure their proper implementation. Where the circumstances you can also perform ad hoc checks, in order to take account of the new needs which can lead to exceptional or unforeseen circumstances, such as a new problem which is common to the ACP countries.
3. the ACP Committee of ambassadors and the Commission may mid-term and final examinations, or by ad hoc verification, check and adjust the intra-ACP cooperation strategy document.
4. at the mid-term and end-of-term examination, or by ad hoc inspections, the ACP Committee of ambassadors and the Commission may adjust the allocations to the intra-ACP indicative programme and the use of non-scheduled intra-ACP reserve. ";
k) article 15 of annex a is amended as follows: (i)) of paragraph 1 of article 3 is replaced by the following: "1. Programmes and projects that are presented by the ACP State concerned, or the relevant body or authority regional or intra-ACP level, are subject to joint appraisal. ACP-EC development finance cooperation Committee shall develop the General guidelines and criteria for the evaluation of programmes and projects. These programs and projects are generally multi-annual and can cover a wide range of activities of a limited amount in a specific area. ";
paragraph 3 of article II) shall be replaced by the following: "3. the evaluation of programmes and projects take due account of national human resource constraints and ensure a strategy favourable to the promotion of such resources. It shall also take into account each ACP State or region specific features and restrictions. ';
III) paragraph 4, the words "the national authorising officer" shall be replaced by the words "relevant officer";
l) article 16, the words "the ACP State concerned" shall be replaced by the words "by the ACP State concerned, or the relevant regional organization or institution or of the ACP States in accordance with the internal level";
m) article 17 is replaced by the following: ' article 17 financing agreement 1. generally to programs and projects financed by the multiannual financial framework of cooperation, subject to the financing agreement, which the Commission and the ACP State or the relevant body or authority regional or intra-ACP level.
2. financing agreements within 60 days after the financing decision adopted by the Commission in a statement. Financing agreement (a)) contain information on a Community financial contribution, the financing arrangements and terms, as well as General and specific provisions relating to the programme or project, including expected achievements and results; and (b)) provides for appropriations to cover cost increases, contingencies, audits and assessments.
3. Any unexpended balance left upon program or project account closing time, provided for the enforcement of obligations under the multiannual financial framework of cooperation from which these programs and projects are funded, accumulates to the ACP State or an organization or authority regional or intra-ACP level. ";
paragraph 18 of the annex to n), the words "the national authorising officer" shall be replaced by the words "in accordance with the relevant authorising officer";
o) article 19 is amended as follows: (i) in point 1 of article), the words "the ACP States" shall be replaced by the words "the ACP States or the organization or body concerned regional and intra-ACP level" appropriate;
paragraph 3 of article II), the words "the ACP States" shall be replaced by the words "in the ACP State or the relevant regional organization or institution or of the ACP States in accordance with the internal level";
p) 19 (a) paragraph 1 is amended as follows: (i)) the introductory phrase shall be replaced by the following: ' 1. The programmes and projects financed from multi-annual financial framework for cooperation under this agreement, the implementation gets mostly the following: ";
(ii) in paragraph (d))) is replaced by the following: "(d) direct payments as budgetary) support, support for sectoral programmes, debt relief and support to alleviate short-term external crises, including the negative impact of fluctuations in export earnings."
q) 19 (b), the words "the ACP States" shall be replaced by the words "the ACP States or the organization or body concerned regional and intra-ACP level" appropriate;
r) 19 (c) and article 20 shall be replaced by the following: ' article 19 c award, award of grants and contracts 1. except for article 26 cases set out in contracts and grants awarded and implemented in accordance with Community rules, as well as these rules, except in the specific cases are eating, according to standard procedures and the Commission and published in the documentation to the relevant at the time of initiation of the implementation of the then-existing cooperation measures with third countries.
2. in the case of decentralised management, in the case of the joint assessment that the contract and award procedures in the beneficiary ACP State or region, or the granting of funds for approved procedures comply with the transparency, proportionality, equal treatment and the principle of non-discrimination and exclude any conflict of interest, the Commission used this procedure in accordance with the Paris Declaration, and without prejudice to article 26 of the agreement, in full respect of the rules governing its powers in this field.
3. the ACP State or the relevant body or authority regional or intra-ACP level undertakes to check regularly whether the activities financed under the multiannual financial framework of cooperation under this agreement are properly carried out, to take the appropriate measures to prevent irregularities and fraud and if necessary take legal action to recover unduly paid funds.
4. In connection with the decentralized administration agreements, developed in consultation and implementation of the ACP States or the organization or body concerned regional and intra-ACP level. However, these States or the organization or authority regional or intra-ACP level may invite the Commission to negotiate on their behalf, to develop, to sign and execute contracts.
5. in accordance with article 50 of the agreement the obligations laid down in the contracts and grants financed by the cooperation with the ACP of the multiannual financial framework features according to internationally accepted standards in the area of labour law.
6. establish a group of experts composed of the Secretariat of the ACP group of States and the representatives of the Commission, to the request of any party, determine the appropriate changes and proposed 1 and 2 of the rules and procedures referred to in the amendments and improvements.
The expert group also regularly report to the ACP-EC development finance cooperation Committee, to help it examine the problems arising in the course of development and to propose appropriate measures.
Article 20 rights except where derogation has been granted in accordance with article 22, and without prejudice to article 26:1. Participation in procedures for public procurement contracts or grants financed by the multiannual financial framework of cooperation under this agreement, may (a)) any natural person who is an ACP State, the Member State of the European Community, the official candidate of the European Community or the European economic area Member State or legal person established in the countries listed above;
(b)) any natural person who is the least developed countries, as defined by the United Nations, and/or, or legal person established in these countries.
1. (a) to participate in the procedures for public procurement contracts or grants financed by the multiannual financial framework of cooperation under this agreement, to any natural person who is any other country not referred to in paragraph 1, national or legal person established in the above-mentioned countries have established reciprocal access to external assistance. Reciprocal access to the least developed countries, as defined by the UN, it automatically assigns the OECD/DAC members.
Reciprocal access shall be established by means of a specific Commission decision concerning a given country or regional group of the countries concerned. Decision adopted by the Commission in agreement with the ACP countries, and it is valid for at least one year.
2. The services in accordance with the agreement, financed by the multiannual cooperation financial framework under this agreement, of any nationality can provide experts, without prejudice to the qualitative and financial requirements set out in the community's procurement rules.
3. Supplies and materials acquired by contract, which is financed by the multiannual financial framework of cooperation under this agreement, must be from a country that is eligible under point 1 or 1a. In this context, the concept of "originating products" shall be assessed in connection with the definition of the relevant international agreements and supplies originating in the community covering the supply originating in the overseas countries and territories;
4. Participation in procedures for the awarding of procurement contracts or grants financed from multi-annual financial framework for cooperation under this agreement, shall be open to international organisations;
5. when of the multiannual financial framework of cooperation under this agreement funded, implemented by an international organisation, participation in procedures for the awarding of procurement contracts or grants shall be open to any natural or legal person who is entitled under paragraph 1 or 1A, and any natural or legal person eligible according to the rules of the organisation, taking care to ensure equal treatment for all donors. For supplies and materials subject to the same rules;
6. when of the multiannual financial framework of cooperation under this agreement funded an operation implemented as part of a regional initiative, participation in procedures for the awarding of procurement contracts or grants shall be open to any natural or legal person who is entitled under paragraph 1 or 1A, and any natural or legal person from a country that participates in the initiatives concerned. For supplies and materials subject to the same rules;
7. when of the multiannual financial framework of cooperation under this agreement funded by the action, which is co-financing the third country participation in procedures for the awarding of procurement contracts or grants shall be open to any natural or legal person who is entitled under paragraph 1 or 1A, and every person who is entitled by the above laws of the third country. For supplies and materials subject to the same rules. ";
s annex to article 21) svītro3.
t) article 22 of annex 1 shall be replaced by the following: "1. in exceptional, duly justified circumstances, natural or legal persons from third countries who are not eligible to participate, in accordance with article 20, may be authorised to participate in procedures for the awarding of procurement contracts or grants financed by the community of the multiannual financial framework of cooperation under this agreement, by the ACP State or the relevant organizations or institutions at regional or intra-ACP level reasonable request. The ACP State or the relevant body or authority regional or intra-ACP level in each case provide the Commission with the information necessary to decide on such derogation, with particular attention to: (a)) the ACP State or the geographical location of the region;
(b) the Member States and the ACP States) contractors, suppliers and consultants for competitiveness;
(c)) the need to avoid excessive increases in the costs of performance of the contract;
d) transport difficulties or delays due to delivery times or other similar problems;
(e)) to be the most appropriate and suitable technologies to local conditions;
(f)) in cases of extreme urgency;
g) product and service availability in the relevant markets. ";
23. Annex u) and article 25 of the svītro4;
Annex v) article 26 paragraph 1, introductory part shall be replaced by the following: "1. Measures shall be taken to encourage the ACP countries the widest participation of the natural and legal persons in the performance of contracts financed from multi-annual financial framework for cooperation under this agreement, to allow the physical and human resources of those States optimization. For this purpose: ";
Annex 27), 28 and 29 of article svītro5;
Article 30 of annex x), the introductory phrase shall be replaced by the following: "any dispute arising between the authorities of an ACP State or an organization or institution concerned regional and intra-ACP level and the contractor, supplier or provider of services during the performance of a contract financed by the multiannual financial framework of cooperation under this agreement:";
33. Annex y) and article 34 shall be replaced by the following: ' article 33 1. Without prejudice to the arrangements in the ACP States or the organisation or institutions at regional or intra-ACP level, or the Commission's reviews, this work is carried out jointly by the ACP State (is) or the relevant regional organization or authority, or in the ACP States and the Community internal level. The ACP-EC development finance cooperation Committee shall ensure a common monitoring and evaluation activities in common. To help the ACP-EC development finance cooperation Committee, the Commission and the ACP General Secretariat shall prepare and implement joint monitoring and evaluations and report to the Committee. The Committee's first meeting after the conclusion of the agreement sets the agenda, the purpose of which is to ensure the common nature of the action, and each year, approve the work programme.
2. Monitoring and evaluation activities, in particular: (a) the operations and activities), financed by the multiannual financial framework of cooperation under this agreement, regular and independent assessments by comparing results with objectives, and thus b) enables ACP countries or bodies or institutions at regional or national level, the ACP and the internal Commission and joint authorities put the experience and activities of future policy development and implementation.
34. Article 1 of the Commission the Commission shall undertake the financial execution of operations financed from multi-annual financial framework of cooperation funds under this agreement, except for the investment facility, and interest rate subsidies, using the following main methods of management: a) centralised management;
b) decentralised management.
2. the Commission on the financial execution of the multiannual financial framework of cooperation instruments under the agreement usually takes place on a decentralised basis.
In this case, the enforcement duties of the ACP States in accordance with article 35.
3. in order to carry out the financial execution of the multiannual financial framework of cooperation instruments under the agreement, the Commission's implementing powers delegated to the departments of the Commission. The Commission shall inform the ACP States and the development of the Financial Committee (DFC) the delegation of tasks. "
Article 35 of annex z) is amended as follows: (i)) the introductory part of article is replaced by the following: "1. the Government of each ACP State shall appoint a national authorising officer to represent it in all operations financed from multi-annual financial framework of cooperation instruments under the agreement, which is managed by the Commission and the Bank. The national authorising officer shall appoint one or more Deputy national authorising officer that his officers if he would not be able to perform his duties, and on this appointment shall be communicated to the Commission. If the conditions of institutional capacity and sound financial management are met, the national authorising officer may within their respective program and project implementation functions delegated to the body responsible in his State administration. The national authorising officer shall inform the Commission of any such delegation.
Regional programmes and projects of the organization or institution appointed by the regional authorising officer whose duties correspond mutatis mutandis the responsibilities of the national authorising officer.
ACP internal programmes and projects in the case of the ACP Committee of Ambassadors appointed by the intra-ACP authorising officer whose duties correspond mutatis mutandis the responsibilities of the national authorising officer. If the ACP Secretariat is authorising officer shall inform the ACP Committee of Ambassadors under the program and project financing for the implementation of the agreement.
If the Commission becomes aware of the multiannual financial framework of cooperation of the funds under this agreement control procedure implementation problems, it carries out negotiations with the national authorising officer to remedy the situation, and if necessary, shall determine the appropriate measures.
The authorising officer is financially liable only for the execution of the tasks entrusted to him.
If the multiannual financial framework of cooperation of the funds under the agreement runs in a decentralised manner and subject to any additional powers that the Commission may be granted by the authorising officer responsible: ";
Article II), the words "the national authorising officer" shall be replaced by the words "in accordance with the relevant authorising officer";
za) article 37 of the annex is amended as follows: article i), the words "the ACP States" shall be replaced by ' ACP countries or organisations or institutions concerned regional and intra-ACP level "appropriate;
Article II), the words "the national authorising officer" shall be replaced by the words "in accordance with the relevant authorising officer";
Article III) in point 6, the words "the national authorising officer" shall be replaced by the words "in accordance with the relevant authorising officer";
Article IV), the words "the ACP State or States concerned" shall be replaced by the words "by the ACP State concerned, or the relevant regional organization or institution or of the ACP States in accordance with the internal level" fold.
4. Annex V to the agreement and the Protocol shall be deleted.
5. Annex VII of the agreement article 3, paragraph 4 is replaced by the following: "4. the parties confirm the importance of the ACP group in political dialogue based on modalities to be determined by the ACP group and communicated to the European Community and its Member States. The ACP Secretariat and the European Commission shall exchange all information necessary for the process of political dialogue, which happened before the consultations under this agreement and to article 96.97, those discussions during and after those. ".
(D) PROTOCOL 3 of the agreement.. the Protocol on South Africa, as amended by the ACP-EC Council of Ministers decision No 4/2007 of 20 December 2007 6, shall be amended as follows.
1. Article 1 of the Protocol, the words "in paragraph 2 concluded in 1999 11 October in Pretoria" shall be replaced by the words "as amended by an agreement concluded in 2009" on 11 September.
2. Article 4 is amended as follows: (a)) of paragraph 2 of article 3 is replaced by the following: "2. However, by way of derogation from this principle, South Africa are eligible to participate in the ACP-EC development finance cooperation in the areas listed in article 8 of this Protocol, on the basis of reciprocity and proportionality, meaning that South Africa's participation will be funded from funds provided under Title VII of the TDC. If the means of the TDCA is awarded for participation in the activities of the ACP-EC financial cooperation, South Africa will be entitled to participate fully in decision-making procedures that govern the implementation. ";
(b)), the following point shall be added: "4. the financing of the investment provided for in annex II of the agreement chapter 1, may be regarded as eligible for investment funds and registered in South Africa financial and non-financial intermediaries."
3. Article 5 of the Protocol, point 3 shall be replaced by the following: "3. this Protocol shall not prevent South Africa to lead the negotiations and sign the economic partnership agreements (EPAs) part 3 of this agreement, (II) section, if the other Contracting Parties to the EPA agrees.".
In witness whereof, the Plenipotentiaries have signed this agreement.
Споразумение открито за Настоящото е на подписване в 22 юни 2010 Ouagadougou и г. след юли 2010 г. това от 1 до октомври 31, 2010 г. в секретариат на Генералния съюз на Европейския в Брюксел Съвета.
El presente quedará a la the abiert the Acuerd the firm en Uagadug el 22 de junio de y, a continuación, 2010 del 1 de Julio de 2010 al 31 de octubr de 2010 en la Secretarí del Consejo General de la Unión Europea, en bruselas.
Tat was the je k dohod otevřen DNI červn podpis 22. Ouagadougou a poté v od 1.2010 červenc do 31. říjn v generálním of the 2010 sekretariát Evropské Rady and g Brusel.
Denn er åben undertegnels aftal of the Dan-jun 22, for 2010 i og derefter Ouagadougou fra den 1 Juli 2010 til den 31. October 2010 i Råde for Den Generalsekretariate for Europæisk Union i Bruxelles dieses Abkommen deny am 22. Juni 2010 in Ouagadougou und danach vom 1. Juli bis 31. Oktober 2010 beim Generalsekretari der Europäischen Union a des rates zur Unterzeichnung auf in Brüssel.
Leping allakirjutamisek avatud Käesolev on a juunil of 22 2010 seejärel 1. ning juulis Ouagadougou 2010 Kuni oktoobrin 31 2010 Nõukog of the peasekretariaad Euroopa Liid has Brüssel.
Η παρούσα συμφωνία κατατίθεται προς υπογραφή στο Ουαγκαντούγκου, στις 22 Ιουνίου 2010 και στη συνέχεια, από την 1η Ιουλίου 2010 έως τις 31 Οκτωβρίου 2010, στη Γενική Γραμματεία του Συμβουλίου της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης, στις Βρυξέλλες.
This agreement shall be open for signature in Ouagadougou on June 22, 2010 and thereafter from 1 July 2010 to 31 October 2010 at the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union in Brussels.
Let the accord EST ouvert présen à la signature à le 22 juin 2010 Ouagadougou et du 1er juillet 2010 ensuite au 31 octobr 2010 au Conseil général du Secretariat de l ' Union European, à Bruxelles.
Il presente accord the company of Alla apert è a Ouagadougou il 22 giugno 2010 successivament e a Bruxelles il Générale of the presss Segretariat del Consiglio dell ' Union Europea, divided by 1 ° luglio 2010 al 31 ottobr 2010. this Agreement shall be made available for signature on 22 June 2010 at Ouagadougou (Ouagadougou) and then from 1 July 2010 to 31 October 2010 in Brussels, to the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union.
This issue of the pasirašyt of the susitarim 2010 m. birželio 22 d. Uagadug, o pasku, 2010 m. liepo 1 d-2010 m. d., the spali 31 European Council of generaliniam of sekretoriat of Sąjungo of briuselyje.
EZ a megállapodá júni of 2010.22-én Ouagadougouban, majda. Július 1.2010. október 31. és közöt az európai Unió a Brüsszelben, Főtitkárságán a aláírásr nyitv a Tanácsának áll.
Dan il-Agreement to the iffirmar għall-huw miftuħ f ' Ouagadougou fit-22 ta ' Ġunj u wars 2010 dan mills-1 ta ' Lulj ta ' of the island-31 2010 Ottubr 2010, fis-Ġeneral Segretarjat tal-Kunsill tal-Unjon to the Ewrope, fi Brussell.
Deze Staat open voor overeenkoms the op 22 Juni 2010 te ondertekening Ouagadougou en vervolgen met ingang van 1 Juli tot en met 31 October 2010 was het van de Raad secretaria-generaal van de Europes and the in Brussels.
The będz of the otwart Niniejsz do Umow podpis w Wagadug w dni 22 czerwca 2010 r., następn a.-od 1 do lipc 2010 r. 31 październik 2010 r. w Generalnym Sekretariac Rady Europejskiej w the Unit of Briuselyje.
O presente Acord was the use of abert está em Uagadug, em 22 de Junh de 2010, posteriorment, e de 1 de Julh de Outubr de 31 (a), of the Secretariado-Geral 2010 do Conselho da União, em bruxelas Commission.
Acess to the pentr of the acord va fi desch of Ouagadougou, în semnar la 22-I 2010, începând cu 1, iar ulterior IULA până la octombr-the 2010 31 2010, la Secretariatul al Consiliulu in the Europen Uniuni General din Bruxelles.
Tato dohod-je na 22 jún otvorená podp. Ouagadougou a potom v 2010 od 1 do októbr 31 2010 júl 2010 na Generálnom a sekretariát Rady Európskej ún g Brusel.
Ta sporaz na-ne of bo volj podp 22nd June 2010 v Ouagadougouj in NATO's Ode 1. Julia 2010 31 October 2010 will give v generaln svetu-Evropsk by the Secretariat in unij v Bruslj.
Tämä on avoinn of allekirjoittamist of sopim of Ouagadougouss kesäkuut varten 22 päivänä 2010 if ancient päivästä päivään jälkeen 1 heinäkuuta Euroopan unionin 2010 31 2010 lokakuut uvoston not pääsihteeristössä Brysselissä.
Avtal för öppe är Dett's the undertecknand i den 22 Juni 2010 Ouagadougou och från och med den 1 sedan Juli till och med den 31 oktober 2010 environment to the European unionen för in generalsekretariate råd i Bryssel.
1 OJ L 168, 30.6.2009. EU, p. 48.
2 the EU OJ L 352, 31.12.2008, p. 59.
3. the deletion of article 21 of the annex to the ACP-EC Council of Ministers decision No 3/2008 of 15 December 2008 (OJ L 352, 31.12.2008, p. 59).
23 and 25 of annex 4, article deleted by the ACP-EC Council of Ministers decision No 3/2008 of 15 December 2008 (OJ L 352, 31.12.2008, p. 59).
5. Annex 27, 28 and 29 of the article deleted by the ACP-EC Council of Ministers decision No 3/2008 of 15 December 2008 (OJ L 352, 31.12.2008, p. 59).
6 the EU OJ L 25, 30.1.2008, p. 11
 
 
Final Act by a party authorised by: His Majesty the King of the Belgians, the President of the Republic of BULGARIA, the Czech Republic, the President of the Republic, her Majesty the Queen of Denmark, the Federal Republic of Germany President, the President of the Republic of ESTONIA, the President of Ireland, the President of the Hellenic Republic, his Majesty the King of Spain, the President of the French Republic, the Italian President of the Republic, the President of the Republic of CYPRUS, the President of the Republic of Latvia, the President of the Republic of Lithuania, his Royal Highness the Grand Duke of LUXEMBOURG, the President of the Republic of HUNGARY, the President of Malta Her Majesty the Queen of the Netherlands, the Austrian Federal President of the Republic, the President of the Republic of POLAND, the Portuguese President of the Republic, President of Romania, the President of the Republic of SLOVENIA, the Slovak Republic, the President, the President of the Republic of Finland, the Government of the Kingdom of Sweden, her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland the Queen, of the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty on the functioning of the European Union, hereinafter referred to as "the Contracting Parties", the Member States and the European Union, hereinafter called "the Union" or "EU", of the one part, and the people authorised by: the President of the Republic of ANGOLA, her Majesty the Queen of Antigua and Barbuda, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas national leader, head of State of BARBADOS, her Majesty the Queen of BELIZE, the President of the Republic of BENIN, Botswana, Burkina Faso, the President of the Republic, the President of Burundi, the President of the Republic, the President of the Republic of Cameroon, the President of the Republic of Cape Verde, the Central African Republic's President, President of the Union of the Comoros, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, President, President of the Government of the Cook Islands, Côte d'Ivoire, the President of the Republic, the President of the Republic of DJIBOUTI , the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Dominican Republic, Eritrea, the President of the Federal Democratic REPUBLIC of ETHIOPIA, the President of the Fiji Islands The President of the Republic, the President of the Republic of GABON, the Gambia, the President of the Republic and head of State and the President of the Republic, her Majesty the Queen of GRENADA, President of the Republic of Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, the President of the Republic of Guyana co-operative, the President of the Republic, the President of the Republic of Haiti, JAMAICA's head of State, the President of the Republic of KENYA, the President of the Republic of Kiribati, his Majesty the King of the Kingdom of Lesotho, Liberia, the President of the Republic of Madagascar, the President of the Republic, the President of the Republic of MALAWI, the President of the Republic of Mali, the Republic of the Marshall Islands Government , PRESIDENT of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, the President of the Republic of Mauritius, the Federated States of Micronesia to the FEDERAL Government, the President of the Republic of Mozambique, the President of the Republic of NAMIBIA, the Government of the Republic of Nauru, the Niger, the President of the Republic, the President of the Federal Republic of NIGERIA, Niue Government, the Government of the Republic of Palau, her Majesty the Queen of Papua New Guinea-independent State of the Republic of RWANDA, the Queen, her Majesty the QUEEN of Saint Kitts-Nevis, her Majesty the Queen of SAINT LUCIA, her Majesty the Queen of Saint Vincent and the GRENADINES, Samoa independent head of State, the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe, President the President of the Republic, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, the President of the Republic, the President of the Republic, her Majesty the Queen of the SOLOMON Islands, South Africa, the President of the Republic, the President of the Republic of SURINAME, his Majesty the King of the Kingdom of SWAZILAND, the United Republic of Tanzania, the President of the Republic of CHAD, the Democratic Republic of EAST TIMOR, the President of the Togolese Republic, residents of his Majesty the King, Trinidad and Tobago, the President of the Republic, her Majesty the Queen of TUVALU, the President of the Republic of Uganda, the Government of the Republic of VANUATU to the President of the Republic of ZAMBIA , the Government of the Republic of Zimbabwe, which the countries hereinafter referred to as "ACP States", on the other hand, in the year two thousand and ten, on the 10th June, meeting for the signature of the Ouagadougou agreement, amending, for the second time, the partnership agreement between the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, of the one part, and the European Community and its Member States, of the other part, signed in Cotonou on 23 June 2000 and first amended in Luxembourg on 25 June 2005, the , at the time of signature of this agreement, have adopted the following declarations annexed to this final act: (I) the Declaration: Joint Declaration on support for the market access of the ACP-EC Partnership Declaration II: Joint Declaration on migration and development (article 13) (iii) Declaration: Declaration of the European Union on the institutional changes, the Treaty of Lisbon enters into force as well as have agreed that by deleting the annex V, the following existing declarations is outdated.
Declaration XXII: Joint Declaration on article 1 of annex V, paragraph 2 (a)) and the agricultural products referred to in;
Declaration XXIII: Joint Declaration on market access for the ACP-EC partnership;
Declaration XXIV: Joint Declaration on rice;
Declaration XXV: Joint Declaration on rum;
Declaration: XXVI Joint Declaration on beef and veal;
Declaration XXVII: Joint Declaration on the arrangements governing the annex V, article 1, paragraph 2 of products originating in the ACP States access to the markets of the French overseas departments;
Declaration XXIX: Joint Declaration on products covered by the common agricultural policy;
XXX Declaration: annex V, the ACP Declaration on article 1;
Declaration XXXI: Community Declaration on article 5 of annex V, paragraph 2 (a));
Declaration XXXII: Joint Declaration on non-discrimination;
Declaration XXXIII: Community Declaration on article 8 of annex V, point 3;
Declaration XXXIV: Joint Declaration on article 12 of annex V;
Declaration XXXV: Joint Declaration relating to Protocol 1 of annex V;
Declaration XXXVI: Joint Declaration relating to Protocol 1 of annex V;
Declaration XXXVII: Joint Declaration relating to Protocol 1 of annex V on the origin of fishery products;
Declaration XXXVIII: Community Declaration relating to Protocol 1 of annex V on the extent of territorial waters;
Declaration XXXIX: ACP Declaration relating to Protocol 1 of annex V on the origin of fishery products;
XL the Declaration: Joint Declaration on the value of the tolerance rule tuna sector;
XL: Declaration Joint Declaration on Protocol 1 of annex V, article 6, paragraph 11;
XLII Declaration: Joint Declaration on rules of origin: cumulation with South Africa;
XLIII Declaration: Joint Declaration on Protocol 1 of annex V to annex 2.
In witness whereof, the Plenipotentiaries have signed this final act.
(I) Declaration Joint Declaration of support for the market access of the ACP-EC partnership the parties recognize that the conditions that provide preferential market access are essential to the economy of the ACP countries, in particular in relation to the goods and other agro industries, which are very important for the ACP countries ' economic and social development and significantly contribute to employment, export earnings and Government revenue.
The parties confirm that some sectors with the support of the EU is in the process of transformation, the purpose of which is to allow the relevant EU and ACP exporters to compete in international markets, including developing brand products and other products with added value.
They also recognize that it may be necessary for additional support if the greater liberalization of trade would create the most important change in the ACP producers access to the market conditions. The parties therefore agree to examine all measures that would be needed to maintain the competitiveness of the ACP countries in the EU market. This evaluation can be carried out as regards the rules of origin, sanitary and phytosanitary measures and special measures, which addressed issues related to the supply constraints in the ACP countries. these measures will be directed to ACP countries to use their existing and potential relative advantage on the EU market.
When the assistance programs are developed and resources are allocated, the parties agree to periodically assess the progress and the results achieved, as well as to decide on the appropriate accompanying measures.
Joint Ministerial Trade Committee shall monitor the implementation of this Declaration and provide appropriate reports and recommendations to the Council of Ministers.
Declaration of the II Joint Declaration on migration and development (article 13), the parties agree to strengthen and deepen their dialogue and cooperation in the field of migration, on the basis of the following General and balanced approach to migration in the three pillars: 1. migration and development, including issues of diaspora, brain drain and remittances;
2. legal migration, including the entry permit, the skills and mobility of services; and 3. illegal migration, including people smuggling, people trafficking and border management, as well as the readmission.
Without prejudice to the current article 13, the parties undertake to develop in detail the enhanced cooperation in the field of migration.
In addition, they agree to work on it to this dialogue are completed in a timely manner, and to report on achievements in the next ACP-EC Council.
(Iii) a statement of the European Union Declaration on institutional changes, the Treaty of Lisbon enters into force as of December 1, the Lisbon Treaty entered into force, the European Union has been replaced by the European Community and succeeds, and from that date, the European Community shall exercise all the rights and assume all of its responsibilities. Therefore, references to the "European Community" in the text of the agreement, where appropriate, be read as references to "European Union".
The European Union will propose to the ACP countries, the exchange of letters in order to achieve compliance with the agreement of the authorities of changes in the European Union resulting from the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon. "____ ____ ____ ____