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Annexes to the European Interim Agreement on Social Security Schemes relating to Old Age, Invalidity and Survivors

(ETS no. 012)
Updated as of 30 April 2002 - this page is updated following each communication

   Annex I – Social Security Schemes to which the Agreement applies

   Annex II – Bilateral and Multilateral Agreements to which the Agreement applies

   Annex III – Reservations to the Agreement formulated by the Contracting Parties


Annex I – Social Security Schemes to which the Agreement applies

Belgium

Laws and regulations relating to :

a. The income guaranteed to aged persons.

b. Retirement and survivors' pensions : schemes for employed persons and for self-employed persons.

c. Sickness and invalidity insurance : schemes for employed persons and for self-employed persons.

d. Allowances for handicapped persons.

The schemes listed under a. and d. are of a non-contributory nature, the others being contributory.

Cyprus

Social Insurance Law and the Regulations made thereunder which establish a scheme providing benefits in respect of old-age, invalidity and benefits payable to survivors (widow's pension and orphan's benefit).

The scheme is of a contributory nature.

Czech Republic

Schemes regulated by the Social Insurance Act related to :

a. old-age pensions.

b. invalidity pensions.

c. survival pension (widow, widower and orphan pension).

All the above are contributory schemes.

Denmark

Laws and regulations relating to :

a. Old-age pensions.

b. Invalidity pensions.

c. Widow's pensions (to be abolished with effect from 1 January 1984).

d. The Labour Market Supplementary Pension.

All these schemes are of a non-contributory nature, with the exception of the Labour Market Supplementary Pension which implies contributions from the employers and the employees.

Estonia

Laws and regulations relating to:

a. Old age pensions;

b. National pensions;

c. Invalidity pensions;

d. Survivors pensions;

e. Social tax.

The schemes listed under a, c and d are contributory social security schemes. The scheme mentioned under b. is non-contributory.

France

Laws and regulations relating to :

a. The organisation of social security.

b. General provisions governing the social insurance system applicable to insured persons in non-agriculture employment.

c. Social insurance provisions applicable to employed persons, and persons treated as employed persons, in agricultural employment.

d. Allowances granted to aged employees.

e. Allowances granted to aged persons other than employees.

f. Special social security schemes.

g. Laws on special allowances.

h. Allowances for compensation to the blind and to seriously disabled workers.

i. The additional benefit paid by the Fonds national de SolidaritÚ.

j. Law No. 65/555 of 10 July 1965, published in the Official Gazette of the French Republic on 11 July 1965, extending to all persons of French nationality working elsewhere than on French territory (whether employees or not) the option of joining the voluntary insurance scheme.

k. Law No. 76-1287 of 31 December 1976, published in the Official Gazette of the French Republic on 1 January 1977, relating to the situation with regard to the social security of French workers seconded or expatriated abroad.

l. Law No. 80-471 of 27 June 1980, published in the Official Gazette of the French Republic of 28 June 1980, extending the social protection of French nationals abroad.

m. Law No. 84-604 of 13 July 1984, published in the Official Gazette of the French Republic of 14 July 1984, adopting various measures relating to the improvement of the social protection of French nationals abroad.

The schemes listed under a., b., c. and f. above are of a contributory nature.

The schemes listed under d., g., h. and i. are non-contributory.

The laws relating to e. provide, first, for a permanent scheme of a contributory nature, and, secondly, for a temporary scheme of a non-contributory nature applied to persons who do not fulfil the conditions governing payment of contributions prescribed under the contributory scheme.

Germany

Laws and regulations relating to :

a. Pension insurance for manual workers.

b. Pension insurance for salaried employees and artisans.

c. Pension insurance for miners.

All these schemes are of a contributory nature.

Greece

Laws and regulations relating to :

a. Social insurance.

b. Special pension schemes for certain categories of workers, including certain liberal professions (lawyers, doctors, civil engineers, etc.).

These schemes are of a contributory nature.

c. The system of family allowances applicable to employed persons (Legislative Decree No. 3868/1959 and Regulations).

d. Social Insurance for agricultural workers (Law 4169/1961, Legislative Decrees and Regulations).

Iceland

Laws and regulations relating to :

a. Old-age pensions.

b. Invalidity pensions.

c. i. Children's annuities.

   ii. Widows' annuities.

For the purpose of this Agreement, these schemes are accepted as non-contributory.

Ireland

Laws and regulations relating to :

a. Non-contributory Old Age and Blind Persons' Pensions.

b. Contributory Old Age, Retirement and Invalidity Pensions.

c. Widows' and Orphans' pensions, contributory and non-contributory.

d. Disabled persons' (maintenance) allowances.

The scheme listed under d. above is non-contributory.

Italy

Laws and regulations relating to :

a. General compulsory insurance in case of invalidity, old age and death.

b. Special compulsory insurance schemes for certain categories of employees.

These schemes are of a contributory nature.

Latvia

Laws and regulations relating to:

a. State social insurance;

b. State pensions;

c. Social assistance concerning State social provision allowances.

Lithuania

Lithuanian laws and regulations relating to:

a. old-age pensions;

b. invalidity pensions;

c. widows and orphans (survivors) pensions;

d. social pensions.

All these schemes, except paragraph d., are contributory.

Luxembourg

Laws and regulations relating to :

a. Pensions insurance for wage earners.

b. Pensions insurance for salaried employees in private employment (including intellectual self-employed persons).

c. Supplementary insurance for wage earners in mining and metal working, technicians employed in underground mines and professional drivers.

d. Pensions insurance for artisans and for self-employed persons in commerce and industry.

e. Pensions insurance for agricultural cultivators.

The schemes are all contributory except the provisional pensions for artisans.

Netherlands

Laws and regulations relating to :

a. Insurance in case of incapacity for work.

b. General insurance in case of incapacity for work.

c. General old-age insurance.

d. Pension scheme for minors.

e. General insurance for widows and orphans.

The schemes mentioned under a., b., d. and e. are contributory. The legislation mentioned under c. introduces a permanent contributory scheme and a transitional non-contributory scheme for persons no longer entitled to normal benefit by reason of their advanced age at the time when this legislation came into force.

Norway

Laws and regulations relating to :

a. Old-age, invalidity and survivors pensions under the National Insurnce Act of 17 June 1966.

b. Special Supplement to benefits from the National Insurance Scheme under the Act of 19 June 1969.

c. Compensation Supplement to benefits from the National Insurance Scheme under the Act of 19 December 1969.

d. Pension insurance for seamen under the Act of 3 December 1948.

e. Pension insurance for forestry workers under the Act of 3 December 1951.

f. Pension insurance for fishermen under the Act of 28 June 1957.

The schemes listed under a. are non-contributory as far as the basic pension is concerned and contributory as far as the supplementary pension is concerned. The schemes listed under b. and c. are non-contributory while the schemes listed under d., e. and f. are contributory.

Portugal

Laws and regulations on :

a. benefits in respect of invalidity and old age;

b. benefits in respect of death (survivors);

c. special schemes for specific ranks of workers, insofar as they relate to the benefits mentioned in the sub-paragraphs here-above.

All these schemes are contributory.

Spain

Laws and regulations relating to :

a. Old-age benefits (pension).

b. Invalidity benefits.

c. Survivors' benefits from the general scheme and the special schemes of Social Security.

These schemes are of a contributory nature.

Sweden

Laws and regulations relating to :

National Basic Pensions under the National Insurance Act of 25 May 1962 (No. 381) which came into force on 1 January 1963.

This scheme is non-contributory.

Turkey

a. The Social Insurance legislation in force applying to employed persons, excluding agricultural workers other than those employed in forestry works and those employed on wages in the public or private agricultural works and those employed in such works which are related to agricultural crafts or carried out at agricultural work places without being considered as agricultural works and those employed in parks, gardens or plant nurseries or in similar works at such work places which are not considered as agricultural work places :

i. Invalidity insurance

ii. Old-age insurance

iii. Survivors' insurance.

b. The legislation pertaining to the special regime applying to the Social Insurance Funds which have been taken into the scope of the social insurance system and which, as a minimum requirement, are charged with the application of the above legislation.

c. The Social Insurance legislation applied to small businessmen and artisans and other self-employed persons :

i. Invalidity insurance

ii. Old-age insurance

iii. Survivors' insurance.

The above schemes are contributory.

United Kingdom

Laws and regulations concerning Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man :

a. Establishing insurance schemes in respect of sickness, widowhood, orphanhood and old age.

b. Relating to supplementary pensions and non-contributory invalidity pensions.

The schemes mentioned under a. are contributory. The schemes mentioned under b. are non-contributory.

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Annex II – Bilateral and Multilateral Agreements to which the Agreement applies

Belgium

a. Convention between Belgium and the Netherlands in respect of the application of the legislation of the two countries as regards social insurance, dated 29 August 1947.

b. General Convention between Belgium and France on social security, dated 17 January 1948.

c. General Convention between Belgium and Italy on social security, dated 30 April 1948.

d. General Convention between Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg on social security, dated 3 December 1949.

e. Multilateral Convention on social security concluded by the Brussels Treaty Powers on 7 November 1949.

f. Agreement on the social security of Rhine boatmen, dated 27 July 1950, revised on 13 February 1961.

g. Convention between Belgium, France and Italy on social security, dated 19 January 1951.

h. Convention on social security between His Majesty the King of the Belgians and Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britian and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth, signed at Brussels on 20 May 1957.

i. (i) General Convention on social security between the Kingdom of Belgium and the Federal Republic of Germany, Supplementary Agreements and Final Protocol, signed at Bonn on 7 December 1957 (entry into force: 9 November 1963, with retroactive effect from 1 January 1959).

   (ii) Supplementary Protocol to the General Convention on social security, to the third Supplementary Agreement and to the Final Protocol, signed at Bonn, on 10 November 1960 (entry into force: 9 November 1963, with retroactive effect from 1 January 1959).

j. General Convention between Belgium and Greece on social security, signed at Athens on 1 April 1958 (entry into force: 1 January 1961) and revised by the Convention of 27 September 1967.

k. General Convention on social security between the Kingdom of Belgium and the Republic of Turkey, signed at Brussels on 4 July 1966 (entry into force: 1 May 1968), revised by the Convention of 2 Feburary 1981.

l. General Convention on social security between the Kingdom of Belgium and the Republic of Portugal, dated 14 September 1970 (entry into force: 1 May 1973).

m. Convention between Belgium and Spain on social security dated 28 November 1956, revised by the Convention of 1 October 1967.

Cyprus

a. Agreement on Social Insurance between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Republic of Cyprus, dated 6 October 1969.

b. Agreement on Social Security between the Government of the Republic of Cyprus and the Government of the Hellenic Republic, dated 1 July 1979.

Czech Republic

a. General Convention on Social Security between the Czechoslovak Republic and the Republic of France signed on 12 October 1948 with Supplementary agreement in revised version of 17 October 1967.

b. Agreement between the Czech Republic and the Republic of Cyprus on Social Security signed on 19 January 1999 (entry into force: 1 March 2000).

c. Agreement between the Czech Republic and the Republic of Lithuania on Social Security signed on 27 January 1999 (entry into force: 1 August 2000).

d. Agreement between the Czech Republic and the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg on Social Security signed on 17 November 2000 (entry into force: 1 March 2002).

Denmark

a. General Convention between Denmark and France on social security, dated 30 June 1951.

b. Convention between Denmark and the Federal Republic of Germany on social security, dated 14 August 1953, with Final Protocol and Supplementary Agreement.

c. Convention between Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden on social security, dated 15 September 1955, with Additional Protocol, revised on 5 March 1981, in force as of 1 January 1982.

d. Convention on social security between Denmark and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, dated 27 August 1959.

e. Convention on social security between Denmark and Turkey, dated 22 January 1976, in force as of 1 February 1978.

Estonia

Agreement on Social Security between the Republic of Estonia and the Republic of Lithuania, signed on 28 May 1996, entered into force on 10 February 1997.

Agreement on Social Security between the Republic of Estonia and the Republic of Latvia, signed on 28 May 1996, entered into force on 29 January 1997.

France

a. General Convention between France and Belgium on social security, dated 17 January 1948.

b. General Convention between France and Italy to co-ordinate the application of French social security legislation and of Italian social insurance and family benefits legislation to the nationals of the two countries, dated 31 March 1948.

c. General Convention between France and the United Kingdom on social security, signed on 10 July 1956.

d. General Convention between France and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg on social security, dated 12 November 1949.

e. General Convention between France and the Netherlands on social security, dated 7 January 1950.

f. General Convention between France and the Federal Republic of Germany on social security, dated 10 July 1950.

g. General Convention between France and Denmark on social security, dated 30 June 1951.

h. Multilateral Convention on social security concluded by the Brussels Treaty Powers on 7 November 1949.

i. Convention between France, Italy and the Saar to extend and co-ordinate the application to nationals of the three countries of French social security legislation and Italian and Saar legislation on social insurance and family benefits, dated 27 November 1952.

j. Convention between France, Belgium and Italy to extend and co-ordinate the application to nationals of the three countries of Belgian and French social security legislation and of Italian legislation on social insurance and family benefits, dated 19 January 1951.

k. General Convention between France and Norway on social security, signed on 30 September 1954 and in force as from 1 July 1956.

l. General Convention between France and Greece on social security, signed on 19 April 1958 and in force since 1 May 1959.

m. Agreement concluded in application of Article 21 of the Supplementary Agreement to the General Convention of 12 November 1949 between France and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, applicable to miners and equivalent categories.

Germany

a. General Convention between the Federal Republic of Germany and France on social security, dated 10 July 1950, entered into force on 1 January 1952.

b. Convention between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Kingdom of the Netherlands on social insurance, dated 29 March 1951, entered into force on 1 November 1952.

c. Convention between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Italy on social insurance, dated 5 May 1953, entered into force on 1 April 1954.

d. Convention between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Kingdom of Denmark on social insurance, dated 14 August 1953, entered into force on 1 November 1954.

e. Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and Great Britain, dated 20 April 1960, relating to social security, entered into force on 1 August 1961.

f. General Convention on social security between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Kingdom of Belgium, dated 7 December 1957 (including the Supplementary Agreements and the Final Protocol) as well as the Protocol of 10 November 1960 (entered into force on 9 November 1963 with retroactive effect from 1 January 1959).

g. Revised Agreement of 13 February 1961 on social security for Rhine boatmen, entered into force for the Federal Republic of Germany on 1 February 1970.

h. Convention between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Kingdom of Greece on social security, dated 25 April 1961, entered into force on 1 November 1966, as amended and completed by the Convention dated 21 March 1967.

i. Convention between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Turkey on social security, dated 30 April 1964, entered into force on 1 November 1965.

j. Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Portugal on social security, dated 6 November 1964.

k. Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Kingdom of Sweden on social security, dated 27 February 1976.

Greece

a. General Convention between Greece and France on social security, signed on 19 April 1958.

b. General Convention between Greece and Belgium on social security, signed on 1 April 1958.

c. Convention between Greece and the Federal Republic of Germany on social security, signed on 25 April 1961.

Iceland

Convention between Iceland, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, dated 15 September 1955.

Ireland

a. Agreement on social security of 29 March 1960 between Ireland and the United Kingdom.

b. Agreement relating to insurance and workmen's compensation between the Minister for Social Welfare and the Northern Ireland Ministry of Labour and National Insurance of 22 July 1964.

c. Agreement on social security of 28 February 1966 between Ireland and the United Kingdom.

d. Agreement on social security of 3 October 1968 between Ireland and the United Kingdom.

e. Agreement on social security of 14 September 1971 between Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Italy

a. General Convention between Italy and France to co-ordinate the application of French social security legislation and of Italian social insurance and family benefits legislation to the nationals of the two countries, dated 31 March 1948.

b. General Convention between Italy and Belgium on social insurance, dated 30 April 1948.

c. Convention between Belgium, France and Italy to extend and co-ordinate the application of Belgian and French social security legislation and Italian social insurance and family benefits legislation to the nationals of the three countries, dated 19 January 1951.

d. General Convention between the Republic of Italy and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg on social security, dated 29 May 1951.

e. Convention on social insurance between the Republic of Italy and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, dated 28 November 1951.

f. General Convention between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Republic of Italy on social insurance, dated 28 October 1952.

g. Convention between the Republic of Italy and the Federal Republic of Germany on social insurance, dated 5 May 1953.

h. Convention between the Republic of Italy and the Kingdom of Sweden on social security, dated 25 September 1979.

i. Convention between the Republic of Italy and the Kingdom of Norway on social security, dated 12 June 1959.

j. Convention between the Republic of Italy and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on social insurance in Italy and in Northern Ireland, dated 29 January 1957.

k. Convention between Italy, France and the Saar to extend and co-ordinate the application to the nationals of all three countries of French social security legislation and Italian and Saar legislation on social security and family allowances, dated 27 November 1952.

Latvia

a. Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Latvia and the Government of the Republic of Lithuania on the Co-operation in the Field of Social Insurance signed on 17 December 1993 and entered into force on 31 January 1995.

b. Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Latvia and the Government of the Republic of Estonia on Co-operation in the Field of Social Security signed on 28 May 1996 and entered into force on 29 January 1997.

Luxembourg

a. General Convention between the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and France on social security, dated 12 November 1949.

b. General Convention between the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and Belgium on social security, dated 3 December 1949.

c. General Convention between the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the Netherlands on social security, dated 8 July 1950.

d. Multilateral Convention on social security concluded by the Brussels Treaty Powers on 7 November 1949.

e. Convention on social security between the United Kingdom and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, dated 13 October 1953.

f. General Convention between the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the Italian Republic on social security, dated 29 May 1951.

g. Convention on social security between the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and Portugal of 12 February 1965, with the exception of Article 3, paragraph 2 and special Protocol of 12 February 1965, in the wording of the supplementary agreements of 5 June 1972 and 20 May 1977.

Netherlands

a. Convention between the Netherlands and Belgium with respect to the application of the legislation of the two countries as regards social insurance, dated 29 August 1947, as amended by the Convention of 4 November 1957 revising the Convention of 29 August 1947.

b. General Convention between the Netherlands and France on social security, dated 7 January 1950.

c. Convention between the Netherlands and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg on social security, dated 8 July 1950.

d. Convention between the Netherlands and the Federal Republic of Germany on social insurance, dated 29 March 1951.

e. Multilateral Convention on social security concluded by the Brussels Treaty Powers on 7 November 1949.

f. Agreement on social security for Rhine boatmen, dated 27 July 1950, replaced by the Convention on social security for Rhine boatmen, dated 13 February 1961 (entered into force on 1 February 1970).

g. General Convention between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Italian Republic on social insurance, dated 28 October 1952.

h. Convention between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on social security, dated 11 August 1954.

i. Convention between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Republic of Turkey on social security and Protocol of signature, dated 5 April 1966 (entered into force on 1 April 1968), as amended by the Convention of 4 September 1980 revising the Convention of 5 April 1966.

j. Convention between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Kingdom of Greece on social security, dated 13 September 1966 (entered into force on 1 July 1970).

k. Convention on social security between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Republic of Portugal, dated 19 July 1979 (entered into force on 1 January 1981).

l. Convention on social security between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Kingdom of Sweden, dated 2 July 1982 (entered into force on 1 March 1983).

Norway

a. Convention between Norway and France on social security of 30 September 1954, in force as of 1 July 1956.

b. Convention between Norway and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland of 25 July 1957, in force as of 1 April 1958.

c. Convention between Norway and Italy on social security of 12 June 1959, in force as of 1 February 1962.

d. Convention between Norway and the Republic of Turkey of 20 July 1978, in force as of 1 June 1981. Administrative Agreement of 30 July 1981.

e. Convention between Norway and the Republic of Portugal on social security of 5 June 1980, in force as of 1 September 1981. Administrative Agreement of 15 December 1980.

f. Convention between Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Sweden on social security of 5 March 1981, in force as of 1 January 1982. Administrative Agreement of 25 October 1982.

g. Convention between Norway and the Republic of Greece on social security of 12 June 1980, in force as of 1 June 1983. Administrative Agreement of 12 December 1980.

Portugal

a. General Convention between Portugal and Belgium on social security and Protocol of 14 September 1970.

b. General Convention between Portugal and France on social security of 29 July 1971 in the wording of the supplementary agreements of 7 February 1977 and 1 October 1979.

General Protocol of 29 July 1971 and Supplementary Protocol of 1 October 1979.

c. Convention between Portugal and the Federal Republic of Germany on social security of 6 November 1964, in the amended version of 30 September 1974.

d. Convention between Portugal and Luxembourg on social security of 12 February 1965, excluding Article 3, paragraph 2, and Special Protocol of 12 February 1965 in the wording of the supplementary agreements of 5 June 1972 and 20 May 1977.

e. Convention between Portugal and the Netherlands on social security and Final Protocol of 19 July 1979.

f. Convention between Portugal and Sweden on social security of 25 October 1978.

g. Convention between Portugal and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on social security of 15 November 1978.

h. Convention between Portugal and Norway on social security and Protocol thereto of 5 June 1980.

i. Convention on social security between Portugal and Spain, signed on 11 June 1969.

Spain

a. General Convention between Spain and Belgium on social security, dated 28 November 1956 (entered into force on 1 July 1958).

b. Convention between the Spanish State and the Federal Republic of Germany on social security, dated 4 December 1973 (entered into force on 1 November 1977).

c. Convention between Spain and Italy on Social Security, dated 30 October 1971 (entered into force on 1 November 1982).

d. Convention and Special Attached Protocol between the Spanish government and the government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg on social security, dated 8 May 1969 (entered into force on 1 January 1972) and Supplementary Agreement, dated 27 June 1975 (entered into force on 1 June 1977).

e. Convention between the Spanish State and the Kingdom of the Netherlands on social security, dated 5 February 1974 (entered into force on 1 December 1974)

f. General Convention between Spain and Portugal on social security, dated 11 June 1969 (entered into force on 1 July 1970).

g. Convention between Spain and Sweden on social security, dated 4 February 1983 (entered into force on 1 July 1984).

h. Convention on social security between Spain and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, dated l3 September 1974 (entered into force on 1 April 1975).

i. General Convention on social security between the Spanish State and the French Republic, dated 31 October 1974 and Protocol (entered into force on 1 April 1976).

Sweden

Convention between Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway on social security, dated 15 September 1955, revised by Agreement of 2 December 1969, with Additional Protocol.

Turkey

a. Convention on social security between Turkey and the United Kingdom signed on 9 September 1959 and entered into force on 1 June 1961.

b. Convention on social security between Turkey and the Federal Republic of Germany, signed on 30 April 1964 and entered into force on 1 November 1965.

c. Convention on social security between Turkey and the Netherlands, signed on 5 April 1966 and entered into force on 1 February 1968.

d. Convention on social security between Turkey and Belgium, signed on 4 July 1966 and entered into force on 1 May 1968.

e. Convention on social security between Turkey and France, signed on 20 January 1972 and entered into force on 1 August 1973.

f. Convention on social security between Turkey and Denmark, signed on 22 January 1976 and entered into force on 1 February 1978.

g. Convention on social security between Turkey and Sweden, signed on 30 June 1978 and entered into force on 1 May 1981.

h. Convention on social security between Turkey and Norway, signed on 20 July 1978 and entered into force on 1 June 1981.

United Kingdom

a. Convention on social security and Protocol concerning benefits in kind between the United Kingdom and Belgium, signed in Brussels on 20 May 1957.

b. Convention on social security between the United Kingdom and Cyprus, signed in Nicosia on 6 October 1969.

c. Convention on social security between the United Kingdom and Denmark, signed in London on 27 August 1959.

d. Convention on social security (with Protocols) between the United Kingdom and France, signed in Paris on 10 July 1956.

e. Convention on social security between the United Kingdom and the Federal Republic of Germany, signed in Bonn on 20 April 1960.

f. Agreement on social security between the United Kingdom and the Irish Republic, signed in Dublin on 28 February 1966.

g. Agreement on social security between the United Kingdom and the Irish Republic, signed in Dublin on 3 October 1968.

h. Agreement on social security between the United Kingdom and the Irish Republic, signed in London on 14 September 1971.

i. Convention on social security between the United Kingdom and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, signed in London on 13 October 1953.

j. Convention on social security between the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, signed at The Hague on 11 August 1954.

k. Convention on social security between the United Kingdom and Norway, signed in London on 25 July 1957.

l. Convention on social security between the United Kingdom and Portugal, signed in London on 15 November 1978.

m. Convention on social security between the United Kingdom and Sweden, signed in Stockholm on 9 June 1956.

n. Convention on social security between the United Kingdom and the Republic of Turkey, signed in Ankara on 9 September 1959.

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Annex III – Reservations to the Agreement formulated by the Contracting Parties

1. The Government of Belgium has formulated the following reservation :

The benefit of guaranteed income instituted by the Belgian Law of 1 April 1969, in favour of aged persons and which is a non-contributory benefit subject to a means test, will only be granted to nationals of Contracting States whose legislation allows the award of equivalent advantages of Belgian nationals.

2. The Government of Denmark has formulated the following reservation :

The provisions of the Agreement shall not apply to :

- the Convention on social security between Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, revised by the Agreement of 5 March 1981, in force as of 1 January 1982;

- the Convention on social security between Denmark and Turkey, signed on 22 January 1976, in force as of 1 February 1978.

3. The Government of France has formulated the following reservations :

a. The additional non-contributory benefit subject to a means test, provided under the French Act of 30 June 1956 establishing a Fonds national de SolidaritÚ, shall be granted only to nationals of those States whose legislation awards similar benefits to French nationals.

b. The provisions of the Agreement shall not apply to the Law No. 65/555 of 10 July 1965, published in the Official Gazette of the French Republic of 11 July 1965, extending to all persons of French nationality working elsewhere than on French territory (whether employees or not) the option of joining the voluntary insurance scheme.

c. The provisions of the Agreement shall not apply to the Arrangement concluded in application of Article 21 of the Supplementary Agreement to the General Convention of 12 November 1949 between France and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, applicable to miners and equivalent categories, signed in Paris on 8 September 1970.

d. The provisions of the Agreement shall not apply to the Law No. 76-1287 of 31 December 1976, published in the Official Gazette of the French Republic on 1 January 1977, relating to the situation with regard to the social security of French workers seconded or expatriated abroad.

e. The provisions of the Agreement shall not apply to the Law No. 80-471 of 27 June 1980, published in the Official Gazette of the French Republic on 28 June 1980, extending the social protection of French nationals abroad.

f. The provisions of the Agreement shall not apply to the Law No. 84-604 of 13 July 1984, published in the Official Gazette of the French Republic on 14 July 1984, adopting various measures relating to the improvement of the social protection of French nationals abroad.

4. The Government of Iceland has formulated the following reservation :

The provisions of the Agreement shall not apply to the Convention between Iceland, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden of 13 September 1961 revising the Convention of 15 September 1955 on Social Security, which is listed in Annex II.

5. The Government of Italy has formulated the following reservation :

The provisions of the Agreement shall not apply to Act No. 153 of 30 April 1969 (modified and completed), which instituted a social pension in favour of persons without resources. It is a non-contributory benefit, subject to a means condition, the amount of which is determined in relation to income. The financing is entirely borne by the State.

6. The Government of Norway has formulated the following reservations :

a. The provisions of the Agreement and Protocol shall not apply to the transitional provisions in paragraph 7-5 of the National Insurance Act of 17 June 1966.

b. The provisions of the Agreement and Protocol shall not apply to :

- the Convention between Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Sweden on social security of 5 March 1981, in force as of 1 January 1982;

- the Administrative Agreement of 25 October 1982.

c. The provisions of the Agreement and Protocol shall not apply to :

- the Convention on social security between Norway and the Republic of Portugal of 5 June 1980, in force as of 1 September 1981;

- the Administrative Agreement of 15 December 1980.

7. The Government of Sweden has formulated the following reservations :

a. The provisions of the Agreement shall not apply to those parts of the General Insurance Act of 25 May 1962 (No. 381) which deal with supplementary pensions.

b. The provisions of the Agreement shall not apply to the Convention on social security between Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway, dated 15 September 1955, revised by the Agreement of 2 December 1969.

8. The Government of the United Kingdom has formulated the following reservation :

The provisions of the Agreement shall not apply to the obsolescent schemes for non-contributory old-age pensions in Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man, it being understood that equivalent benefits are available to the nationals of the contracting countries on the same conditions as to British nationals under the Supplementary Benefit schemes of Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man.

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