31.12.2004   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 396/49


COMMISSION DECISION

of 22 December 2004

adjusting the weightings applicable from 1 February, 1 March, 1 April, 1 May and 1 June 2004 to the remuneration of officials, contract staff and temporary staff of the European Communities serving in third countries and of certain officials remaining in post in the 10 new Member States for a maximum period of 15 months after accession

(2004/929/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to the Staff Regulations of officials of the European Communities and the Conditions of employment of other servants of the Communities laid down by Council Regulation (EEC, Euratom, ECSC) No 259/68 (1), and in particular the second paragraph of Article 13 of Annex X thereto,

Having regard to the Treaty of Accession of the 10 new Member States, and in particular Article 33(4) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Pursuant to the first paragraph of Article 13 of Annex X to the Staff Regulations, the weightings to be applied from 1 January 2004 to the remuneration of officials of the European Communities serving in third countries payable in the currency of their country of employment were last laid down, under the old Staff Regulations, by Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1785/2004 (2).

(2)

Some of these weightings need to be adjusted in accordance with the second paragraph of Article 13 of Annex X to the Staff Regulations, with effect from 1 February, 1 March, 1 April, 1 May and 1 June 2004, since the statistics available to the Commission show that in certain third countries the variation in the cost of living measured on the basis of the weighting and the corresponding exchange rate has exceeded 5 % since weightings were last laid down or adjusted,

DECIDES:

Sole Article

With effect from 1 February, 1 March, 1 April, 1 May and 1 June 2004, the weightings applied to the remuneration of officials, contract staff and temporary staff of the European Communities serving in third countries and of certain officials remaining in post in the 10 new Member States for a maximum period of 15 months after accession, payable in the currency of the country of employment, shall be adjusted as shown in the Annex hereto.

The exchange rates used for the calculation of this remuneration shall be established in accordance with the rules for the implementation of the Financial Regulation and correspond to the dates referred to in the first paragraph.

Done at Brussels, 22 December 2004.

For the Commission

Benita FERRERO-WALDNER

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 56, 4.3.1968, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 857/2004 (OJ L 161, 30.4.2004, p. 11).

(2)  OJ L 317, 16.10.2004, p. 1.


ANNEX

Place of employment

Weightings

February 2004

Dominican Republic

33,1

Suriname

49,3

Zimbabwe

31,9


Place of employment

Weightings

March 2004

Dominican Republic

38,9

Zimbabwe

33,5


Place of employment

Weightings

April 2004

Dominican Republic

43,8

Sierra Leone

65,6

Zimbabwe

38,7


Place of employment

Weightings

May 2004

Georgia

87,4

Malawi

71,6

Dominican Republic

48,6

Zimbabwe

42,9


Place of employment

Weightings

June 2004

Kazakhstan

94,0

Dominican Republic

46,4

Sierra Leone

71,0

Zimbabwe

44,7