List of declarations made with respect to treaty No. 159

Additional Protocol to the European Outline Convention on Transfrontier Co-operation between Territorial Communities or Authorities

Status as of: 25/10/2014

 

    Albania :


Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of Albania, dated 2 November 2001, handed to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 11 December 2001 - Or. Engl.

For the purpose of Article 8, paragraph 1, of the Additional Protocol, the Republic of Albania declares that it will apply the provisions of Articles 4 and 5.
Period covered: 12/3/2002 -            
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 4, 5, 8

 

    Armenia :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 31 October 2003 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 8 of the Additional Protocol, the Republic of Armenia declares that it will apply the provisions of Articles 4 and 5.
Period covered: 1/2/2004 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 8

 

    Austria :


Declaration contained in the full powers handed at the time of signature on 28 February 2001 - Or. Fr.- and confirmed in the instrument of ratification deposited on 17 March 2004.

The Government of the Republic of Austria, in accordance with Article 8 of the Additional Protocol, declares that it will apply the provisions of Article 4 only.
Period covered: 18/6/2004 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 8

 

    Azerbaijan :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 30 March 2004 - Or. Engl.

The Republic of Azerbaijan declares that it will be unable to guarantee compliance with the provisions of the Convention in its territories occupied by the Republic of Armenia until these territories are liberated from that occupation (the schematic map of the occupied territories is available here).
Period covered: 1/7/2004 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : -


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 30 March 2004 - Or. Engl.

The Republic of Azerbaijan, in accordance with paragraph 1 of Article 8 of the Additional Protocol, declares that it will apply the provisions of Article 4 only.
Period covered: 1/7/2004 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 8

 

    Belgium :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 12 June 2009 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 8, paragraph 1, of the Additional Protocol, the Kingdom of Belgium declares that it will apply the provisions of Articles 4 and 5 of the Protocol.
Period covered: 13/9/2009 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 8

 

    Bosnia and Herzegovina :


Declaration contained in a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina deposited with the instrument of ratification, on 7 October 2008 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 8, paragraph 1, of the Additional Protocol, Bosnia and Herzegovina declares that it will apply the provisions of Articles 4 and 5.
Period covered: 8/1/2009 -            
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 4, 5, 8

 

    Bulgaria :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 30 June 2005 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 8, paragraph 1, of the Additional Protocol, the Republic of Bulgaria declares that it will apply the provisions of Article 4 only.
Period covered: 1/10/2005 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 8

 

    Cyprus :


Objection handed over to the Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe at the time of signature of the instrument on 8 September 2011 - Or. Engl., and confirmed in the instrument of ratification deposited on 18 December 2013 - Or. Engl.

The Republic of Cyprus objects to the reservation in the instrument of ratification deposited by the Republic of Turkey on 11 July 2001, limiting cooperation to local administrations of States with which the Republic of Turkey has diplomatic relations. The aforesaid reservation is contrary to the object and purpose of the Convention as it precludes the realisation of the cooperation foreseen by the Convention between all Member States of the Council of Europe, one of which is the Republic of Cyprus, and, as such, the said reservation is invalid.

[Note by the Secretariat: The Republic of Cyprus reiterated its Objection by a Note Verbale from the Permanent Representation of Cyprus, dated 16 July 2014, registered at the Secretariat General on 17 July 2014 – Or. Engl.]
Period covered: 19/3/2014 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : -


Declaration handed over to the Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe at the time of signature of the instrument on 8 September 2011 - Or. Engl., and confirmed in a Note Verbale from the Permanent Representation of Cyprus, dated 16 July 2014, registered at the Secretariat General on 17 July 2014 – Or. Engl., completing the instrument of ratification deposited on 17 April 2014 – Or. Engl.

The Republic of Cyprus declares that the Additional Protocol shall apply exclusively to all authorities, Municipalities and Communities as defined, created and functioning respectively under the erstwhile relevant Laws of the Republic, i.e. the Law on Municipalities and the Law on Communities.
Period covered: 18/7/2014 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : -


Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Permanent Representation of Cyprus, dated 16 July 2014, registered at the Secretariat General on 17 July 2014 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 3, paragraph 5, of the Convention, the competent authority, under the Law of the Republic of Cyprus, to exercise control or supervision with respect to the local communities and authorities covered by the Outline Convention (as well as for the implementation of the Convention and its Protocols), is the Minister of Interior and any other person authorised by the Minister for this purpose.
Period covered: 17/7/2014 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : -


Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Permanent Representation of Cyprus, dated 16 July 2014, registered at the Secretariat General on 17 July 2014 – Or. Engl., completing the instrument of ratification deposited on 17 April 2014 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 8, paragraph 1, of the Additional Protocol, the Republic of Cyprus declares that it will apply the provisions of Article 4 and 5 of the Protocol.
Period covered: 18/7/2014 -            
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 4, 5, 8

 

    France :


Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Permanent Representation, dated 2 November 1995, handed to the Secretary General at the time of signature on 9 November 1995 - Or. Fr. - and confirmed in a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of France, dated 15 September 1999, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of approval, on 4 October 1999 - Or. Fr..

Referring to paragraph 1 of Article 8 of the said Protocol, the Government of the French Republic declares that it will applies the provisions of Article 4 only.
Period covered: 5/1/2000 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 4, 8

 

    Germany :


Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Permanent Representation, dated 9 November 1995, handed to the Secretary General at the time of signature on 9 November 1995 - Or. Fr., and confirmed at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 16 September 1998 - Or. Fr./Germ. .

In accordance with Article 8, paragraph 1, of the Additional Protocol, the Federal Republic of Germany declares that the provisions of Article 4 of the said Protocol will be applied in the Federal Republic of Germany.
Period covered: 17/12/1998 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 4, 8

 

    Latvia :


Declaration contained in a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, dated 9 November 1998, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 1 December 1998 - Or. Engl. .

In pursuance of Article 8 of the Additional Protocol to the European Outline Convention, the Republic of Latvia declares that it will apply the provisions of Article 4 of the Protocol.
Period covered: 2/3/1999 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 4, 8

 

    Lithuania :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 26 November 2002 - Or. Engl.

For the purpose of Article 8, paragraph 1, of the Additional Protocol, the Republic of Lithuania declares that it will apply the provisions of Articles 4 and 5.
Period covered: 1/4/2003 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 4, 5

 

    Luxembourg :


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Luxembourg, dated 19 February 1997, handed over to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 25 February 1997 - Or. Fr. .

In accordance with Article 8, paragraph 1, of the Protocol, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg declares that it applies the provisions of Articles 4 and 5.
Period covered: 1/12/1998 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 4, 8

 

    Monaco :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 18 September 2007 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 8, paragraph 1, of the Additional Protocol, the Principality of Monaco declares that it will apply the provisions of Article 4 only.
Period covered: 19/12/2007 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 8

 

    Montenegro :


Declaration contained in a letter from the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Montenegro deposited with the instrument of ratification on 8 December 2010 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 8, paragraph 1, of the Additional Protocol, Montenegro declares that it will apply the provisions of Article 4 of the Additional Protocol.
Period covered: 9/3/2011 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 4, 8

 

    Netherlands :


Declaration contained in the instrument of acceptance, deposited on 9 May 1997 - Or. Engl. .

The Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands accepts the said Additional Protocol for the Kingdom in Europe.
Period covered: 1/12/1998 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : -


Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands, dated 24 April 1997, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of acceptance, on 9 May 1997 - Or. Engl. .

The Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands declares, in conformity with Article 8, paragraph 1, of the Additional Protocol to the European Outline Convention on Transfrontier Co-operation between Territorial Communities or Authorities, that it will apply the provisions of Articles 4 and 5 of this Protocol.
Period covered: 1/12/1998 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 4, 8

 

    Norway :


Declaration contained in the instrument of approval deposited on 18 October 2010 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 8, paragraph 1, of the Additional Protocol, Norway declares that it will apply the provisions of Article 4 of the Protocol.
Period covered: 19/1/2011 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 4, 8

 

    Russia :


Declaration transmitted by a letter from the Permanent Representative of Russia, dated 4 october 2006, handed to the Secretary General at the time of signature of the instrument, on 4 October 2006 – Or. Engl. – Or. Engl. - and confirmed in the instrument of ratification deposited on 27 November 2008 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 8 of the Additional Protocol to the Outline Convention, the Russian Federation declares that it will apply the provisions of Articles 4 and 5 of the Additional Protocol.
Period covered: 28/2/2009 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 8

 

    Slovakia :


Declaration made at the time of signature, on 7 September 1998 - Or. Engl. - and confirmed in the instrument of ratification deposited on 1 February 2000 - Or. Engl.

The Government of the Slovak Republic, referring to paragraph 1 of Article 8 of the said Protocol, declares that it applies the provisions of Article 4 only.
Period covered: 2/5/2000 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 4, 8

 

    Slovenia :


Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of Slovenia, dated 11 september 2003, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 17 September 2003 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 8, paragraph 1, of the Additional Protocol, the Republic of Slovenia declares that it will apply the provisions of Articles 4 and 5.
Period covered: 18/12/2003 -            
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 4, 5, 8

 

    Sweden :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 9 November 1995 - Or. Engl. .

In accordance with Article 8 of the Additional Protocol, Sweden will apply the provisions of Article 4 only.
Period covered: 1/12/1998 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 4, 8

 

    Switzerland :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 1 September 1998 - Or. Fr. .

In accordance with Article 8 of the Additional Protocol, Switzerland declares that it will apply the provisions of Article 4 only.
Period covered: 1/12/1998 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 4, 8

 

    Ukraine :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 4 November 2004 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 8, paragraph 1, of the Additional Protocol, Ukraine declares that it will apply the provisions of Articles 4 and 5.
Period covered: 5/2/2005 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 8

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