European Communities International Agreements
Agreement between the European Economic Community, the
Kingdom of Norway and the Kingdom of Sweden on civil aviation
Official Journal L 212 , 23/08/1993 P. 0021 - 0022
AGREEMENT between the European Economic Community, the Kingdom of Norway and the Kingdom of Sweden on civil aviation
THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY, THE KINGDOM OF SWEDEN AND THE KINGDOM OF NORWAY,
Whereas the Agreement between the European Economic Community, the Kingdom of Norway and the Kingdom of Sweden on civil aviation, hereinafter referred to as the Agreement, entered into force on 6 July 1992;
Whereas the Agreement establishes a uniform system of rules in the field of civil aviation;
Whereas, since the conclusion of this Agreement, new legislation in the field of civil aviation has been adopted in the Community; whereas Article 12 of the Agreement provides for the integration in the Agreement of amendments made to the legislation of each Party;
Whereas the Joint Committee, in accordance with Article 12 of the Agreement, decided on 26 March 1993 to integrate this new legislation into the Agreement;
Whereas this new legislation anticipates legislation that will be applicable under the EEA Agreement at the moment the internal procedures for its inclusion in the EEA Agreement are completed;
Whereas Article 19 (3) of the Agreement provides that the Agreement shall cease to be in force from the date an agreement between the Community and EFTA countries on the European Economic Area enters into force;
Whereas, in order to ensure that the objective of the Agreement, a uniform system of rules throughout the Community, Norway and Sweden will be met also after the entry into force of the EEA Agreement for the time required to complete the procedures to supplement the legislation in the EEA Agreement, it is important that the Agreement remains in force for a limited period of time;
Whereas, in view of these exceptional circumstances, this Agreement does not prejudice in any way the provisions of the EEA Agreement and in particular not the application of Article 120 of the EEA Agreement,
HAVE AGREED AS FOLLOWS:
Article 19 (3) of the Agreement will be replaced by the following:
'3. This Agreement shall cease to be in force from the date on which an agreement between the Community and EFTA countries of the European Economic Area (EEA) enters into force.
However, as far as legislation mentioned in the Annex to the said Agreement and adopted in accordance with Article 12 (3) is concerned, this Agreement shall continue to apply to the extent that the same subject matter is not governed by the EEA Agreement.
If this Agreement has continued to apply in part for 18 months after the entry into force of the EEA Agreement, the Joint Committee shall meet to decide upon the continued application of this Agreement. If the Joint Committee does not decide otherwise, this Agreement shall cease to be in force two years after the entry into force of the EEA Agreement.
In a case where the application of this Article conflicts with provisions of the EEA Agreement the latter shal prevail.'
This Agreement shall be subject to approval or ratification in accordance with the Contracting Parties' own procedures and the Parties shall notify each other of the completion of the procedures necessary for that purpose.
This Agreement shall enter into force on the date on which the last instrument of ratification has been deposited. It shall be published in the Official Journal of the European Communities.
This Agreement and the instruments of ratification shall be deposited in the archives of the Secretariat of the Council of the European Communities, which shall deliver a certified copy thereof to each Contracting Party.
This Agreement is drawn up in all the official languages: Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, of the Community as well as in the Norwegian and Swedish languages, all texts being equally authentic.
Done at Brussels, ont the twenty-eighth of July of the year one thousand nine hundred and ninety-three,
For the Council of the European Communities
For the Kingdom of Norway
For the Kingdom of Sweden