3.9.2009   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 232/39


DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE

No 75/2009

of 29 May 2009

amending Protocol 31 to the EEA Agreement, on cooperation in specific fields outside the four freedoms

THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE,

Having regard to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, as amended by the Protocol adjusting the Agreement on the European Economic Area, hereinafter referred to as ‘the Agreement’, and in particular Articles 86 and 98 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Protocol 31 to the Agreement was amended by Decision of the EEA Joint Committee No 73/2006 of 2 June 2006 (1).

(2)

It is appropriate to extend the cooperation of the Contracting Parties to the Agreement to include Decision No 1351/2008/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 establishing a multiannual Community programme on protecting children using the Internet and other communication technologies (2).

(3)

Protocol 31 to the Agreement should therefore be amended in order to allow for this extended cooperation to take place from 1 January 2009,

HAS DECIDED AS FOLLOWS:

Article 1

The following indent shall be added in Article 2(5) of Protocol 31 to the Agreement:

‘—

32008 D 1351: Decision No 1351/2008/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 establishing a multiannual Community programme on protecting children using the Internet and other communication technologies (OJ L 348, 24.12.2008, p. 118).’

Article 2

This Decision shall enter into force on the day following the last notification to the EEA Joint Committee under Article 103(1) of the Agreement (*1).

It shall apply from 1 January 2009.

Article 3

This Decision shall be published in the EEA Section of, and in the EEA Supplement to, the Official Journal of the European Union.

Done at Brussels, 29 May 2009.

For the EEA Joint Committee

The President

Alan SEATTER


(1)   OJ L 245, 7.9.2006, p. 44.

(2)   OJ L 348, 24.12.2008, p. 118.

(*1)  No constitutional requirements indicated.