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Document 31997R0542

Council Regulation (ECSC, EC, Euratom) No 542/97 of 13 March 1997 laying down the weightings applicable from 1 July 1996 to the remuneration of officials of the European Communities serving in third countries

OJ L 84, 26.3.1997, p. 1–5 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT, FI, SV)

No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 31/12/1996

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/1997/542/oj

31997R0542

Council Regulation (ECSC, EC, Euratom) No 542/97 of 13 March 1997 laying down the weightings applicable from 1 July 1996 to the remuneration of officials of the European Communities serving in third countries

Official Journal L 084 , 26/03/1997 P. 0001 - 0005


COUNCIL REGULATION (ECSC, EC, EURATOM) No 542/97 of 13 March 1997 laying down the weightings applicable from 1 July 1996 to the remuneration of officials of the European Communities serving in third countries

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing a Single Council and a Single Commission of the European Communities,

Having regard to the Staff Regulations of officials of the European Communities and the conditions of employment of other servants of the Communities laid down by Regulation (EEC, Euratom, ECSC) No 259/68 (1), as last amended by Regulation (Euratom, ECSC, EC) No 2485/96 (2), and in particular the first subparagraph of Article 13 of Annex X thereto,

Having regard to the proposal from the Commission,

Whereas account should be taken of changes in the cost of living in countries outside the Community and weightings applicable to remuneration payable in the currency of the country of employment to officials serving in third countries should be determined with effect from 1 July 1996;

Whereas, under Annex X of the Staff Regulations, the Council sets the weightings every six months; whereas it will accordingly have to set new weightings for the coming half-years;

Whereas the weightings to apply with effect from 1 July 1996 in respect of which payment has been made on the basis of a previous regulation could lead to retrospective adjustments to remuneration (positive or negative);

Whereas provision should be made for back-payments in the event of an increase as a result of these weightings;

Whereas provision should be made for the recovery of sums overpaid in the event of a reduction as a result of these weightings for the period between 1 July 1996 and the date of the Council decision setting the weightings to apply with effect from 1 July 1996;

Whereas, however, in order for the weightings applicable within the Community to reflect the remuneration and pensions of officials and other servants of the European Communities, provision should be made for any such recovery to apply solely to a period of no more than six months preceding the decision and for its effects to be spread over a period of no more than 12 months following the date of that decision,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

With effect from 1 July 1996, the weightings applicable to remuneration paid in the currency of the country of employment of Community officials shall be as shown in the Annex.

The exchange rates for the calculation of such remuneration shall be those used for implementation of the general budget of the European Communities for the month preceding the date referred to in the first subparagraph.

Article 2

In accordance with the first subparagraph of Article 13 of Annex X to the Staff Regulations, the Council shall set weightings every six months. It shall accordingly set new weightings with effect from 1 January 1997.

The institutions shall make back payments in the event of an increase in remuneration as a result of these weightings.

For the period between 1 July 1996 and the date of the Council decision setting the weightings applicable with effect from 1 July 1996, the institutions shall make retrospective negative adjustments to remuneration in the event of a reduction as a result of these weightings.

Retrospective adjustments involving the recovery of sums overpaid shall, however, concern only a period of no more than six months preceding the decision and this recovery shall be spread over no more than 12 months from the date of that decision.

Article 3

This Regulation shall enter into force on the day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Communities.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 13 March 1997.

For the Council

The President

J. VAN AARTSEN

(1) OJ No L 56, 4. 3. 1968, p. 1.

(2) OJ No L 338, 28. 12. 1996, p. 1.

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