27.4.2013   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 117/1


COUNCIL DECISION

of 23 July 2012

on the signing, on behalf of the Union, and provisional application of a Protocol to the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an Association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, of the other part, on a Framework Agreement between the European Union and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on the general principles for the participation of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in Union programmes

(2013/202/EU)

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Articles 217, in conjunction with Article 218(5) and the first subparagraph of Article 218(8) thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the European Commission,

Whereas:

(1)

On 18 June 2007 the Council authorised the Commission to negotiate a Protocol to the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an Association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, of the other part (1), on a Framework Agreement between the European Union and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on the general principles for the participation of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in Union programmes (‘the Protocol’).

(2)

The negotiations have been concluded.

(3)

The Protocol should be signed on behalf of the Union, subject to its conclusion.

(4)

The Protocol should be applied on a provisional basis in accordance with Article 10 thereof, pending the completion of the procedures for its conclusion,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

The signing of the Protocol to the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an Association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, of the other part, on a Framework Agreement between the European Union and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on the general principles for the participation of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in Union programmes (‘the Protocol’) is hereby authorised on behalf of the Union, subject to its conclusion.

The text of the Protocol is attached to this Decision.

Article 2

The President of the Council is hereby authorised to designate the person(s) empowered to sign the Protocol on behalf of the Union.

Article 3

The Protocol shall be applied on a provisional basis as from the date of its signature (2), pending the completion of the procedures for its conclusion.

Article 4

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

Done at Brussels, 23 July 2012.

For the Council

The President

C. ASHTON


(1)  OJ L 129, 15.5.2002, p. 3.

(2)  The date from which the Protocol will be provisionally applied will be published in the Official Journal of the European Union by the General Secretariat of the Council.


PROTOCOL

to the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an Association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, of the other part, on a Framework Agreement between the European Union and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on the general principles for the participation of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in Union programmes

THE EUROPEAN UNION, hereinafter referred to as ‘the Union’,

of the one part, and

THE HASHEMITE KINGDOM OF JORDAN, hereinafter referred to as ‘Jordan’,

of the other part,

hereinafter referred to as ‘the Parties’,

WHEREAS:

(1)

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has concluded a Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an Association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, of the other part (1) (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Agreement’), which entered into force on 1 May 2002.

(2)

The Brussels European Council of 17 and 18 June 2004 welcomed the European Commission’s proposals for a European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) and endorsed the Council conclusions of 14 June 2004.

(3)

The Council has, on numerous further occasions, repeatedly concluded in favour of this policy.

(4)

The Council, on 5 March 2007, expressed support for the general and global approach outlined in the European Commission’s Communication of 4 December 2006 to enable European Neighbourhood Policy partners to participate in Community agencies and Community programmes on their merits and where the legal bases so allow.

(5)

Jordan has expressed its wish to participate in a number of Union programmes.

(6)

The specific terms and conditions, in particular, the financial contribution and reporting and evaluation procedures, regarding the participation of Jordan in each particular programme should be determined in a Memorandum of Understanding between the European Commission and the competent authorities of Jordan,

HAVE AGREED AS FOLLOWS:

Article 1

Jordan shall be allowed to participate in all current and future programmes of the Union open to the participation of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in accordance with the relevant provisions adopting these programmes.

Article 2

Jordan shall contribute financially to the general budget of the European Union corresponding to the specific programmes in which Jordan participates.

Article 3

The representatives of Jordan shall be allowed to take part, as observers and for the points which concern Jordan, in the management committees responsible for monitoring the programmes to which Jordan contributes financially.

Article 4

Projects and initiatives submitted by participants from Jordan shall, as far as possible, be subject to the same conditions, rules and procedures pertaining to the programmes concerned as applied to Member States.

Article 5

The specific terms and conditions regarding the participation of Jordan in each particular programme, in particular the financial contribution payable and reporting and evaluation procedures, shall be determined in a Memorandum of Understanding between the Commission and the competent authorities of Jordan on the basis of the criteria established by the programmes concerned.

If Jordan applies for external assistance of the Union to participate in a given Union programme on the basis of Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 1638/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 2006 laying down general provisions establishing a European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (2) or pursuant to any similar Regulation providing for external assistance of the Union to Jordan that may be adopted in the future, the conditions governing the use by Jordan of external assistance of the Union shall be determined in a financing agreement, respecting in particular Article 20 of Regulation (EC) No 1638/2006.

Article 6

Each Memorandum of Understanding concluded pursuant to Article 5 shall stipulate, in accordance with Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1605/2002 of 25 June 2002 on the Financial Regulation applicable to the general budget of the European Communities (3), that financial control or audits or other verifications, including administrative investigations will be carried out by, or under the authority of, the European Commission, the European Anti-Fraud Office and the Court of Auditors.

Detailed provisions shall be made on financial control and auditing, administrative measures, penalties and recovery enabling the European Commission, the European Anti-Fraud Office, and the Court of Auditors to be granted powers equivalent to their powers with regard to beneficiaries or contractors established in the Union.

Article 7

This Protocol shall apply for the period for which the Agreement is in force.

This Protocol shall be signed and approved by the Parties in accordance with their respective procedures.

Either Party may denounce this Protocol by written notification to the other Contracting Party. This Protocol shall terminate six months after the date of such notification.

Termination of this Protocol following denunciation by any of the Parties shall have no influence on the checks and controls to be carried out under the provisions laid down in Articles 5 and 6 where appropriate.

Article 8

No later than three years after the date of entry into force of this Protocol, and every three years thereafter, both Parties may review the implementation of this Protocol on the basis of the actual participation of Jordan in Union programmes.

Article 9

This Protocol shall apply, on the one hand, to the territories in which the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union applies and under the conditions laid down in this Treaty, and, on the other hand, to the territory of Jordan.

Article 10

This Protocol shall enter into force on the first day of the month following the date on which the Parties notify each other through diplomatic channels of the completion of their procedures necessary for its entry into force.

Pending its entry into force, the Parties agree to provisionally apply this Protocol from the date of its signature.

Article 11

This Protocol shall form an integral part of the Agreement.

Article 12

This Protocol shall be drawn up in duplicate in the Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish and Arabic languages, each of these texts being equally authentic.

Съставено в Брюксел на деветнадесети декември две хиляди и дванадесета година.

Hecho en Bruselas, el diecinueve de diciembre de dos mil doce.

V Bruselu dne devatenáctého prosince dva tisíce dvanáct.

Udfærdiget i Bruxelles den nittende december to tusind og tolv.

Geschehen zu Brüssel am neunzehnten Dezember zweitausendzwölf.

Kahe tuhande kaheteistkümnenda aasta detsembrikuu üheksateistkümnendal päeval Brüsselis.

Έγινε στις Βρυξέλλες, στις δεκαεννέα Δεκεμβρίου δύο χιλιάδες δώδεκα.

Done at Brussels on the nineteenth day of December in the year two thousand and twelve.

Fait à Bruxelles, le dix-neuf décembre deux mille douze.

Fatto a Bruxelles, addì diciannove dicembre duemiladodici.

Briselē, divi tūkstoši divpadsmitā gada deviņpadsmitajā decembrī.

Priimta du tūkstančiai dvyliktų metų gruodžio devynioliktą dieną Briuselyje.

Kelt Brüsszelben, a kétezer-tizenkettedik év december havának tizenkilencedik napján.

Magħmul fi Brussell, fid-dsatax-il jum ta’ Diċembru tas-sena elfejn u tnax.

Gedaan te Brussel, de negentiende december tweeduizend twaalf.

Sporządzono w Brukseli dnia dziewiętnastego grudnia roku dwa tysiące dwunastego.

Feito em Bruxelas, em dezanove de dezembro de dois mil e doze.

Întocmit la Bruxelles la nouăsprezece decembrie două mii doisprezece.

V Bruseli devätnásteho decembra dvetisícdvanásť.

V Bruslju, dne devetnajstega decembra leta dva tisoč dvanajst.

Tehty Brysselissä yhdeksäntenätoista päivänä joulukuuta vuonna kaksituhattakaksitoista.

Som skedde i Bryssel den nittonde december tjugohundratolv.

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За Европейския съюз

Por la Unión Europea

Za Evropskou unii

For Den Europæiske Union

Für die Europäische Union

Euroopa Liidu nimel

Για την Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση

For the European Union

Pour l'Union européenne

Per l'Unione europea

Eiropas Savienības vārdā –

Europos Sąjungos vardu

Az Európai Unió részéről

Għall-Unjoni Ewropea

Voor de Europese Unie

W imieniu Unii Europejskiej

Pela União Europeia

Pentru Uniunea Europeană

Za Európsku úniu

Za Evropsko unijo

Euroopan unionin puolesta

För Europeiska unionen

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За Хашемитското кралство Йордания

Por el Reino Hachemita de Jordania

Za Jordánské hášimovské království

For Det Hashemitiske Kongerige Jordan

Für das Haschemitische Königreich Jordanien

Jordaania Hašimiidi Kuningriigi nimel

Για το Χασεμιτικό Βασίλειο της Ιορδανίας

For the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Pour le Royaume hachémite de Jordanie

Per il Regno hascemita di Giordania

Jordānijas Hāšimītu Karalistes vārdā –

Jordanijos Hašimitų Karalystės vardu

A Jordán Hásimita Királyság részéről

Għar-Renju Ħaxemita tal-Ġordan

Voor het Hasjemitisch Koninkrijk Jordanië

W imieniu Jordańskiego Królestwa Haszymidzkiego

Pelo Reino Hachemita da Jordânia

Pentru Regatul Hașemit al Iordaniei

Za Jordánske hášimovské kráľovstvo

Za Hašemitsko kraljevino Jordanijo

Jordanian hašemiittisen kuningaskunnan puolesta

För Hashemitiska konungariket Jordanien

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(1)  OJ L 129, 15.5.2002, p. 3.

(2)  OJ L 310, 9.11.2006, p. 1.

(3)  OJ L 248, 16.9.2002, p. 1.