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Document 22001D0321

2001/321/EC: Decision No 1/2001 of the EU-Morocco Association Council of 4 April 2001 setting up a working party on social affairs and migration

OJ L 112, 21.4.2001, p. 14–15 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT, FI, SV)

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22001D0321

2001/321/EC: Decision No 1/2001 of the EU-Morocco Association Council of 4 April 2001 setting up a working party on social affairs and migration

Official Journal L 112 , 21/04/2001 P. 0014 - 0015


Decision No 1/2001 of the EU-Morocco Association Council

of 4 April 2001

setting up a working party on social affairs and migration

(2001/321/EC)

THE ASSOCIATION COUNCIL,

Having regard to the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Kingdom of Morocco, of the other part(1),

Whereas:

Article 73 of the Agreement provides that a working party be set up to evaluate continuously and regularly the implementation of Chapters I, II and III of Title VI of the Agreement,

HAS DECIDED AS FOLLOWS:

Article 1

Pursuant to Article 73 of the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Kingdom of Morocco, of the other part, hereinafter referred to as "the Agreement", a working party on social affaires and migration, hereinafter referred to as "the working party", is hereby set up to perform a continuous and regular evaluation of the implementation of Chapters I, II and III of Title VI of the Agreement.

Article 2

The working party shall be competent in the following areas:

1. ensuring compliance with the principle of non-discrimination on the basis of nationality between workers of Moroccan nationality and workers who are nationals of each Member State as regards working conditions, remuneration and dismissal and social security (within the meaning of the Agreement);

2. implementing the social security provisions laid down in Articles 65 to 68 of the Agreement;

3. dialogue in accordance with Article 69 of the Agreement;

4. cooperation projects referred to in Article 71 of the Agreement.

Article 3

The working party shall be convened by its chair with the parties' mutual consent. It shall meet alternately in Brussels and in the territory of Morocco.

Article 4

The working party shall be chaired in turn by a representative of the party acting as President of the Association Council.

Article 5

1. The chair shall draw up the provisional agenda for each meeting. It shall be sent with the convening notice to the members of the working party no later than 20 days before the beginning of the meeting.

2. The provisional agenda shall include the items in respect of which the chair has received a request for inclusion on the agenda together with any relevant document from any of the working party's members not later than 25 days before the date of the meeting.

3. The agenda shall be adopted by the working party at the beginning of each meeting. Any item other than those on the provisional agenda may be placed on the agenda if the Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Kingdom of Morocco, of the other part, so agree.

Article 6

The working party shall consist of officials of the Member States of the European Communities, Morocco and the Commission of the European Communities assisted by officials of the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union.

An official of the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union and an official of the Moroccan Government shall jointly provide the working party with secretarial services.

If both parties agree that the presence or participation of particular experts is required in order to obtain specialised information, the working party may invite such experts for such purposes as it shall define.

Article 7

The working party shall report after each of its meetings to the Association Council and may submit to it drafts or proposals for decisions and/or recommendations.

Article 8

This Decision shall enter into force on the day of its adoption.

Done at Brussels, 4 April 2001.

For the Association Council

The President

M. Benaissa

(1) OJ L 70, 18.3.2000, p. 1.

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