Bonn Agreement North Sea

1. The contracting parties provide for the fulfilment of the secretarial tasks relating to this agreement, taking into account existing arrangements under other international agreements relating to the prevention of marine pollution in the same region as this agreement. The Bonn agreement is the oldest regional agreement reached by governments to deal with pollution. The agreement was revised in 1983 to involve the European Union and in 2001 to allow Ireland to join. The Bonn agreement is a European environmental agreement. 1. In the absence of agreement on the financial arrangements governing pollution control measures by parties that could be concluded on a bilateral or multilateral basis or in joint action to combat pollution, the parties bear the costs of their respective pollution control measures covered in paragraphs (a) or (b) Part II : the road adjacent to the west and north of the other waters of Agreement 1. Contracting parties may unanimously invite any other coastal state in the Northeast Atlantic to join this agreement. The line bordering the west and north of the other waters covered by the agreement, covering the Irish Sea, the Celtic Sea, Lake Malin, the Great Minch, the Little Minch, part of the Norwegian Sea and parts of the North-East Atlantic, is a line that provides for Article 218, paragraph 6, of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFUE). to make a decision on the conclusion of the agreement, at the proposal of the negotiator. In addition, this article provides that the Council, unless the agreements deal exclusively with the common foreign and security policy, with the decision to conclude the agreement, after approval by the European Parliament, where the agreements cover areas either of the ordinary legislative procedure or the specific legislative procedure, where the approval of the European Parliament is required.

2. The parties jointly develop and establish guidance on the practical, operational and technical aspects of joint actions. The formal impact assessment procedure was based on the political need to make rapid progress to enable the EU, as a contracting party to the Bonn agreement, to negotiate and vote on the amendments to the Bonn agreement at the meeting of the parties on 9 and 11 October 2019 and to approve them at the ministerial meeting on 11 October 2019. This proportionate approach is also justified because the changes to the Bonn agreement are expected to have only positive economic, social and environmental effects . . . . With regard to a substantial amendment envisaged concerning the extension of the material scope (hereinafter the MARPOL amendment) of the Bonn Agreement, it simultaneously pursues a number of civil protection and environmental objectives, which are in art, respectively. 196 and 191 of the TFUE and are inextricably linked, without the other applying. Therefore, the material legal basis for a decision under Article 218, paragraph 6 of the TFUE must, on an exceptional basis, encompass the various material legal bases. 1.1The Cooperation Agreement on the Fight against North Sea Pollution by Hydrocarbons and Other Harmful Substances (the Bonn Agreement) The preamble to the agreement is amended as follows: the terms “Kingdom of Spain” are inserted before the terms “Kingdom of Sweden. .

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. . . . . . . The most recent version of the proposed amendments appears in the appendices of the decision and can be summarized as follows: .