Seven EU-Switzerland agreements on free movement, transport, trade and scientific cooperation published and in force on 1 June 2002 (links)

May 1, 2002

Brussels, 30 April 2002

Decision of the Council, and of the Commission as regards the Agreement on Scientific and Technological Cooperation, of 4 April 2002 on the conclusion of seven Agreements with the Swiss Confederation (OJ L114/1 30.4.2002). Full text [NB links expire 45 days from publication date]

1. The following six agreements are hereby approved on behalf of the European Community:

- Agreement on the Free Movement of Persons between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Swiss Confederation, of the other part,

- Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on Air Transport,

- Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on the Carriage of Goods and Passengers by Rail and Road,

- Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on Trade in Agricultural Products,

- Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on Mutual Recognition in Relation to Conformity Assessment,

- Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on Certain Aspects of Government Procurement.

The following agreement is hereby approved on behalf of the European Community and the European Atomic Energy Community:

- Agreement on Scientific and Technological Cooperation between the European Communities and the Swiss Confederation.

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Information relating to the entry into force of the seven Agreements with the Swiss Confederation in the sectors free movement of persons, air and land transport, public procurement, scientific and technological cooperation, mutual recognition in relation to conformity assessment, and trade in agricultural products (OJ L114/480 30.4.2002). Text

The final notification of completion of the procedures necessary for the entry into force of the seven Agreements in the sectors free movement of persons, air and land transport, public procurement, scientific and technological cooperation, mutual recognition in relation to conformity assessment, and trade in agricultural products between the European Community and its Member States, on the one hand, and the Swiss Confederation on the other hand, signed in Luxembourg on 21 June 1999, having taken place on 17 April 2002, these agreements will enter into force, simultaneously, on 1 June 2002.

JOINT DECLARATION on further negotiations

The European Community and the Swiss Confederation declare their intention of undertaking negotiations to conclude agreements in areas of common interest such as the updating of Protocol 2 to the 1972 Free Trade Agreement and Swiss participation in certain Community training, youth, media, statistical and environmental programmes. Preparatory work for these negotiations should proceed rapidly once the current bilateral negotiations have been concluded.

DECLARATION on Swiss attendance of committees

The Council agrees that Switzerland's representatives may, insofar as the items concern them, attend meetings of the following committees and expert working parties as observers:
- Committees of research programmes, including the Scientific and Technical Research Committee (CREST),
- Administrative Commission on Social Security for Migrant Workers,
- Coordinating Group on the mutual recognition of higher-education diplomas,
- Advisory committees on air routes and the application of competition rules in the field of air transport.
Switzerland's representatives shall not be present when these committees vote.

In the case of other committees dealing with areas covered by these agreements in which Switzerland has adopted either the acquis communautaire or equivalent measures, the Commission will consult Swiss experts by the method specified in Article 100 of the EEA Agreement.

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Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Swiss Confederation, of the other, on the free movement of persons (OJ L114/6 30.4.2002). Full text

Final Act (OJ L114/64 30.4.2002). Full text

Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on Air Transport (OJ L114/73 30.4.2002). Full text

Final Act (OJ L114/87 30.4.2002). Full text

Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on the Carriage of Goods and Passengers by Rail and Road (OJ L114/91 30.4.2002). Full text

Final Act (OJ L114/128 30.4.2002). Full text

Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on trade in agricultural products (OJ L114/132 30.4.2002). Full text

Final Act (OJ L114/350 30.4.2002). Full text

Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on mutual recognition in relation to conformity assessment (OJ L114/369 30.4.2002). Full text

Final Act (OJ L114/426 30.4.2002). Full text

Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on certain aspects of government procurement (OJ L114/430 30.4.2002). Full text

Final Act (OJ L114/464 30.4.2002). Full text

Agreement on Scientific and Technological Cooperation between the European Communities and the Swiss Confederation (OJ L114/468 30.4.2002). Full text

Final Act (OJ L114/478 30.4.2002). Full text

Official Journal of the EC, L114 30.4.2002

http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/en/oj/inde x.html

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