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Document 41980A1154

80/1154/EEC: Internal Agreement on the measures and procedures required for implementation of the Second ACP-EEC Convention of Lomé

OJ L 347, 22.12.1980, p. 206–209 (DA, DE, EN, FR, IT, NL)
Greek special edition: Chapter 11 Volume 022 P. 300 - 303

No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 28/02/1985

41980A1154

80/1154/EEC: Internal Agreement on the measures and procedures required for implementation of the Second ACP-EEC Convention of Lomé

Official Journal L 347 , 22/12/1980 P. 0206 - 0209
Greek special edition: Chapter 11 Volume 22 P. 0300


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INTERNAL AGREEMENT

ON THE MEASURES AND PROCEDURES REQUIRED FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SECOND ACP-EEC CONVENTION OF LOME

( 80/1154/EEC )

THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE GOVERNMENTS OF THE MEMBER STATES OF THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY , MEETING IN THE COUNCIL ,

HAVING REGARD TO THE TREATY ESTABLISHING THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY ( HEREINAFTER CALLED " THE TREATY " ) AND THE SECOND ACP-EEC CONVENTION OF LOME SIGNED ON 31 OCTOBER 1979 , ( HEREINAFTER CALLED " THE CONVENTION " ) ,

WHEREAS THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE COMMUNITY WILL HAVE TO ADOPT COMMON POSITIONS IN THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS PROVIDED FOR BY THE CONVENTION ( HEREINAFTER CALLED " THE COUNCIL OF ACP-EEC MINISTERS " ) ; WHEREAS , MOREOVER , IMPLEMENTATION OF THE DECISIONS , RECOMMENDATIONS AND OPINIONS OF THIS COUNCIL MAY REQUIRE , WHERE APPROPRIATE , ACTION BY THE COMMUNITY , JOINT ACTION BY THE MEMBER STATES OR ACTION BY A MEMBER STATE ;

WHEREAS , THEREFORE , IT IS NECESSARY FOR THE MEMBER STATES TO SPECIFY THE CONDITIONS FOR DETERMINING , IN THE FIELDS FOR WHICH THEY ARE COMPETENT , THE COMMON POSITIONS TO BE ADOPTED BY THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE COMMUNITY WITHIN THE COUNCIL OF ACP-EEC MINISTERS ; WHEREAS , IN THE SAME FIELDS , IT WILL ALSO BE FOR THEM TO TAKE THE MEASURES IMPLEMENTING SUCH DECISIONS , RECOMMENDATIONS AND OPINIONS OF THAT COUNCIL AS MAY REQUIRE JOINT ACTION BY THE MEMBER STATES OR ACTION BY A MEMBER STATE ;

WHEREAS PROVISION SHOULD , LIKEWISE , BE MADE FOR THE MEMBER STATES TO COMMUNICATE TO ONE ANOTHER AND TO THE COMMISSION ANY TREATY , CONVENTION , AGREEMENT OR ARRANGEMENT AND ANY PART OF A TREATY , CONVENTION , AGREEMENT OR ARRANGEMENT WHICH CONCERNS MATTERS DEALT WITH IN THE CONVENTION AND WHICH HAS BEEN , OR WILL BE , CONCLUDED BETWEEN ONE OR MORE MEMBER STATE AND ONE OR MORE ACP STATE ;

WHEREAS PROCEDURES SHOULD ALSO BE LAID DOWN WHEREBY MEMBER STATES MAY SETTLE ANY DISPUTES WHICH MAY ARISE BETWEEN THEM WITH REGARD TO THE CONVENTION ;

AFTER CONSULTING THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES ,

HAVE AGREED AS FOLLOWS :

ARTICLE 1

1 . THE COMMON POSITION TO BE SUPPORTED BY THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE COMMUNITY IN THE COUNCIL OF ACP-EEC MINISTERS WHEN THE LATTER CONSIDERS MATTERS FOR WHICH THE MEMBER STATES ARE COMPETENT SHALL BE ADOPTED BY THE COUNCIL , ACTING UNANIMOUSLY AFTER CONSULTING THE COMMISSION .

2 . WHERE , PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 169 OF THE CONVENTION , THE COUNCIL OF ACP-EEC MINISTERS ENVISAGES DELEGATING TO THE COMMITTEE OF AMBASSADORS PROVIDED FOR BY THE CONVENTION THE POWER TO TAKE DECISIONS OR PUT FORWARD RECOMMENDATIONS OR OPINIONS IN THE FIELDS FOR WHICH THE MEMBER STATES ARE COMPETENT , THE COMMON POSITION SHALL BE ADOPTED BY THE COUNCIL , ACTING UNANIMOUSLY AFTER CONSULTING THE COMMISSION .

3 . COMMON POSITIONS WHICH THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE COMMUNITY SUPPORT IN THE COMMITTEE OF AMBASSADORS SHALL BE ADOPTED UNDER THE SAME CONDITIONS AS THOSE LAID DOWN IN PARAGRAPH 1 .

ARTICLE 2

1 . DECISIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS ADOPTED BY THE COUNCIL OF ACP-EEC MINISTERS IN THE FIELDS FOR WHICH THE MEMBER STATES ARE COMPETENT SHALL BE IMPLEMENTED BY ACTS ADOPTED BY THE LATTER .

2 . PARAGRAPH 1 SHALL ALSO APPLY IN RESPECT OF DECISIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS ADOPTED BY THE COMMITTEE OF AMBASSADORS PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 171 OF THE CONVENTION .

ARTICLE 3

ANY TREATY , CONVENTION , AGREEMENT OR ARRANGEMENT , OR ANY PART OF A TREATY , CONVENTION , AGREEMENT OR ARRANGEMENT , OF WHATEVER FORM OR NATURE , WHICH HAS BEEN , OR WILL BE , CONCLUDED BETWEEN ONE OR MORE MEMBER STATES AND ONE OR MORE ACP STATES AND WHICH CONCERNS MATTERS DEALT WITH IN THE CONVENTION , SHALL BE COMMUNICATED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE BY THE MEMBER STATE OR STATES CONCERNED TO THE OTHER MEMBER STATES AND TO THE COMMISSION .

AT THE REQUEST OF A MEMBER STATE OR OF THE COMMISSION , ANY TEXTS SO COMMUNICATED SHALL BE DISCUSSED BY THE COUNCIL .

ARTICLE 4

IF A MEMBER STATE CONSIDERS IT NECESSARY TO INVOKE ARTICLE 176 OF THE CONVENTION ON MATTERS FOR WHICH THE MEMBER STATES ARE COMPETENT , IT SHALL FIRST CONSULT THE OTHER MEMBER STATES .

IF THE COUNCIL OF ACP-EEC MINISTERS HAS TO REACH A DECISION ON THE ACTION BY THE MEMBER STATE REFERRED TO IN THE FIRST PARAGRAPH , THE POSITION TO BE TAKEN BY THE COMMUNITY SHALL BE THAT OF THE MEMBER STATE CONCERNED , UNLESS THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE GOVERNMENTS OF THE MEMBER STATES , MEETING IN THE COUNCIL , DECIDE OTHERWISE .

ARTICLE 5

DISPUTES ARISING BETWEEN MEMBER STATES CONCERNING THE CONVENTION , THE PROTOCOLS ANNEXED THERETO OR THE INTERNAL AGREEMENTS SIGNED FOR ITS IMPLEMENTATION SHALL , AT THE REQUEST OF THE PARTY MAKING THE COMPLAINT , BE SUBMITTED TO THE COURT OF JUSTICE OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES UNDER THE CONDITIONS LAID DOWN IN THE TREATY AND IN THE PROTOCOL ON THE STATUTE OF THE COURT OF JUSTICE ANNEXED TO THE TREATY .

ARTICLE 6

AFTER CONSULTING THE COMMISSION , THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE GOVERNMENTS OF THE MEMBER STATES , MEETING IN THE COUNCIL , MAY AT ANY TIME AMEND OR SUPPLEMENT THIS AGREEMENT .

ARTICLE 7

THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE APPROVED BY EACH MEMBER STATE IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS OWN CONSTITUTIONAL REQUIREMENTS . THE GOVERNMENT OF EACH MEMBER STATE SHALL NOTIFY THE SECRETARIAT OF THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES OF THE COMPLETION OF THE PROCEDURES REQUIRED FOR THE ENTRY INTO FORCE OF THE AGREEMENT .

PROVIDED THAT THE CONDITIONS OF THE FIRST PARAGRAPH HAVE BEEN COMPLIED WITH , THIS AGREEMENT SHALL ENTER INTO FORCE AT THE SAME TIME AS THE CONVENTION . IT SHALL REMAIN IN FORCE FOR THE DURATION OF THAT CONVENTION .

ARTICLE 8

THIS AGREEMENT , DRAWN UP IN A SINGLE ORIGINAL IN THE DANISH , DUTCH , ENGLISH , FRENCH , GERMAN AND ITALIAN LANGUAGES , ALL SIX TEXTS BEING EQUALLY AUTHENTIC , SHALL BE DEPOSITED IN THE ARCHIVES OF THE SECRETARIAT OF THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES , WHICH SHALL TRANSMIT A CERTIFIED COPY TO EACH OF THE GOVERNMENTS OF THE SIGNATORY STATES .

UDFAERDIGET I BRUXELLES , DEN TYVENDE NOVEMBER NITTEN HUNDREDE OG NIOGHALVFJERDS .

GESCHEHEN ZU BRUESSEL AM ZWANZIGSTEN NOVEMBER NEUNZEHNHUNDERTNEUNUNDSIEBZIG .

DONE AT BRUSSELS ON THE TWENTIETH DAY OF NOVEMBER IN THE YEAR ONE THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-NINE .

FAIT A BRUXELLES , LE VINGT NOVEMBRE MIL NEUF CENT SOIXANTE-DIX-NEUF .

FATTO A BRUXELLES , ADDI VENTI NOVEMBRE MILLENOVECENTOSETTANTANOVE .

GEDAAN TE BRUSSEL , DE TWINTIGSTE NOVEMBER NEGENTIENHONDERDNEGENENZEVENTIG .

POUR LE GOUVERNEMENT DU ROYAUME DE BELGIQUE

VOOR DE REGERING VAN HET KONINKRIJK BELGIE

PAA KONGERIGET DANMARKS VEGNE

FUER DIE REGIERUNG DER BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND

POUR LE GOUVERNEMENT DE LA REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE

FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF IRELAND

PER IL GOVERNO DELLA REPUBBLICA ITALIANA

POUR LE GOUVERNEMENT DU GRAND-DUCHE DE LUXEMBOURG

VOOR DE REGERING VAN HET KONINKRIJK DER NEDERLANDEN

FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND

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