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Summary of Treaty


GENERAL DATA
Official Title Protocol between the European Union, the European Community, the Swiss Confederation and the Principality of Liechtenstein on the accession of the Principality of Liechtenstein to the Agreement between the European Union, the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on the Swiss Confederation's association with the implementation, application and development of the Schengen acquis
Type of Agreement Multilateral
Usual Title Liechtenstein Protocol
Place of Signature Brussels
Date of Signature 28/02/2008
Date of Entry Into Force 07/04/2011
Duration Indefinite
Objective of Agreement

To make possible the accession of the Principality of Liechtenstein to the Schengen acquis in accordance with Article 16 of the Schengen Agreement of Switzerland and under the terms and conditions set out in this Protocol. For this purpose it is essential to approximate the rights and obligations applicable to Liechtenstein to those agreed between the Council of the European Union, of the one part, and Iceland and Norway, as well as Switzerland of the other part.

Remarks

Provisional Application of certain provisions as from the date of signature. On 26 October 2004, the European Union, the European Community and the Swiss Confederation signed an Agreement on the Swiss Confederation's association with the implementation, application and development of the Schengen acquis (the “Schengen agreement with Switzerland”). That Agreement anticipated Liechtenstein’s possible association with the Schengen acquis and made provision in its Article 16 for Liechtenstein to accede to the Agreement by means of a protocol determining the rights and obligations of each of the contracting parties. Considering the close ties between the Principality of Liechtenstein and the Swiss Confederation, the Principality of Liechtenstein expressed its wishes to establish an area without border control with all Schengen countries and therefore to be associated with the Schengen acquis. It is desireable that the Principality of Liechtenstein be associated on an equal footing with Iceland, Norway and Switzerland in the implementation, application and development of the Schengen acquis, therefore, the provisions of Article 1 to 4 of Decision 1999/437/EC shall apply, mutatis mutandis, to the association of Liechtenstein with the implementation, application and development of the Schengen acquis, which falls under the Treaty establishing the European Community or under Title VI of the Treaty on European Union. Please note the special position of Denmark, the United Kingdom and Ireland vis-a-vis the applicatioin of the Schengen acquis.

Relation and Association with Other Agreements -Agreement between the European Union, the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on the Swiss Confederation's association with the implementation, application and development of the Schengen acquis
OJ Reference L160, 18/06/2011, p. 3
Depositary Secretary-General of the Council of the European Union
Contracting Parties European Community, European Union, Liechtenstein, Switzerland
Authentic Texts Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Slovakian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish
Subject Matters Justice, freedom and security
Western Europe
Clause(s)
Authentic Texts Article 12 Protocol
Duration (Conditions) Article 11 Protocol
Entry into force conditions Article 9 Protocol
Non-Affection Article 8 Protocol
Provisional application Article 9 (2) Protocol
Management Mixed Committee (Art. 3 of the Association Agreement)
EU PARTICIPATION
Date of Signature 28/02/2008
Conclusion Date 07/03/2011
Ratification Status NOT
Conclusion Decision




2011/349/EU: Council Decision of 7 March 2011 on the conclusion on behalf of the European Union of the Protocol between the European Union, the European Community, the Swiss Confederation and the Principality of Liechtenstein on the accession of the Principality of Liechtenstein to the Agreement between the European Union, the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on the Swiss Confederation’s association with the implementation, application and development of the Schengen acquis , relating in particular to judicial cooperation in criminal matters and police cooperation; OJ L160 of 18/06/2011, p.1




Date of Entry Into Force 07/04/2011
Competence EU Exclusive
Legal Basis Treaty FEU: Article 16, 79(2)(c), 82(1)(b) and (d), 87(2), 87(3), 89, 114


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