Law No. 47 Of 31 March 1999

Original Language Title:  LEGE nr. 47 din 31 martie 1999

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Law No. 47 of 31 March 1999 on the ratification of the agreement between the Government of Romania and the Government of the Republic of Hungary concerning the establishment of the joint Battalion of peacekeepers, signed at Budapest on 20 March 1998 PARLIAMENT ISSUING published in MONITORUL OFICIAL nr. 145 of 8 April 1999 the Parliament of Romania adopts this law.


The sole article Shall ratify the agreement between the Government of Romania and the Government of the Republic of Hungary concerning the establishment of the joint Battalion of peacekeepers, signed at Budapest on 20 March 1998.
This law was adopted by the Senate at its meeting on 15 December 1998, in compliance with the provisions of art. 74 para. (2) of the Constitution of Romania.
PRESIDENT of the SENATE, pp. ULM SADR this law was adopted by the Chamber of deputies at its meeting on 1 March 1999, in compliance with the provisions of art. 74 para. (2) of the Constitution of Romania.
p. CHAMBER of DEPUTIES PRESIDENT, PAULA IVANESCU agreement between the Governments of Romania and the Republic of Hungary concerning the establishment of the joint Battalion for peacekeeping operations the Government of Romania and the Government of the Republic of Hungary, hereinafter referred to as the parties, taking into account further developments in bilateral contacts based on common interests and for the implementation of the Vienna Document 1994 and of paragraphs relating to the development of bilateral military cooperation in accordance with the agreement between the Government of Romania and the Government of the Republic of Hungary concerning additional measures strengthening of confidence and security against the Vienna Document 1994, the development of military relations and participation in humanitarian missions and international peacekeepers agreed on those below: article 1 General provisions 1. The parties will form a joint battalion with a high level of readiness, capable of performing missions in support of peace and humanitarian.
2. the joint battalion Missions are:-the prevention of potential hostilities in the area of operations through the presence of a real military strongman and effective;
-acting as a combatanta force in peacekeeping missions and in crisis management situations;
-conducting operations in support of humanitarian and peace-enforcement missions and search/rescue;
-operations in crisis areas, crisis management operations and their planning;
-planning and directing the preparation of joint actions, scheduled in order to achieve and maintain a high level of operational efficiency, as well as to improve interoperability.
3. joint operational battalion Area may include, in the main, central regions, southeastern and eastern part of Europe and, in particular, the areas of operations with molding, with reduced displacement or uncertain in pitch and with bad weather, and, if necessary, other European territories or outside the continent.


Article 2 1 and Command assignments. The joint battalion can be used in bilateral or multilateral missions. It will also be used for WEU or NATO missions, in accordance with the procedures of these organizations.
2. After receipt of a request from the Security Council of the United Nations, of the O.S.C.E. or from other international organizations with which the two countries are working together at an appropriate level, joint battalion can perform international missions based on authorization of the Governments of Romania and the Republic of Hungary.
3. the joint battalion Missions will be determined jointly by the two sides. Activities in support of peace and humanitarian actions required by an international cooperation organization will be determined by the two defence ministers, who will submit the text for approval by understanding internal organs.
4. Joint Battalion conducted annual exercises in the order determined by the alternation of the place, as well as the preparation and annual exercise set, alternating the venue with the whole battalion or a part thereof. Joint preparation and exercises will be discussed by the two heads of the States major general, which will require the approval of legal forums for these activities. Workouts and exercises can take place only after receiving approval from the competent authorities.


Article 3 the manning and equipment 1. The personnel of the joint battalion may not exceed 500 people for each side, which together will total no more than 1,000 people. The joint battalion will maintain the location of modules of the national territory of each party.
2. the joint Battalion will carry out missions with troops, vehicles and equipment of the unit. The two sides have agreed to promote a politics of the endowment and the joint battalion forces.


Article 4 the parties will establish a Command body shared leadership of the joint battalion, in which both Nations will be represented equally. Important functions of the joint command of the battalion will be held by representatives of two parties, one at a time in a year and in equal proportions. Permanent staff who was in command of the joint battalion will be made up in equal parts from officers and subofiteri of Romanian citizenship or Hungary. It will keep the proportion of managerial functions in citizenship.


Article 5 Common Language work and Common Language documents Working within the joint battalion is English; all documents will be drawn up in the stock.


Article 6 Costs costs associated with setting up, maintaining, and tasks to the joint battalion will be borne by each party. Financial bodies and budgetary planning of the two armed strengths responsible for determining financial details and funding rules for joint activities.


Agreement on implementation of article 7 other technical details, problems concerning the joint battalion command and leadership functions, organizing and equipping, training, and preparation and funding rules for activities will be determined in a separate military agreement signed by the heads of the major States of the armed forces of the two countries.


Final clauses article 8 1. This agreement shall enter into force 60 days after the receipt of the last notification (notification) of the parties concerning the completion of internal legal procedures.
2. This agreement may be amended by consensus of both sides. The amendment will be proposed, in writing, through diplomatic channels, and shall enter into force in accordance with paragraph 1 of this article.
3. This agreement shall remain in force for an unlimited period. The agreement may be denounced by either party by written notification addressed to the other party. He shall cease to be valid six months after receipt of the notification of denunciation.
Signed at Budapest on 20 March 1998, in two originals in the Romanian, Hungarian and English languages, each text being equally authentic. In case of differences of interpretation between the texts, the English version shall prevail.
For the Government of Romania, Constantin Dudu Ionescu-National Defence Minister For the Government of the Republic of Hungary, Defence Minister Gyorgy Keleti, — — — — — — — — — — — —-