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Summary of Treaty


GENERAL DATA
Official Title Agreement between the European Union and Iceland and Norway on the application of certain provisions of Council Decision 2008/615/JHA on the stepping up of cross-border cooperation, particularly in combating terrorism and cross-border crime and Council Decision 2008/616/JHA on the implementation of Decision 2008/615/JHA on the stepping up of cross-border cooperation, particularly in combating terrorism and cross-border crime, and the Annex thereto
Type of Agreement Bilateral
Place of Signature Brussels
Date of Signature 30/11/2009
Date of Entry Into Force Pending
Duration Definite
Objective of Agreement To improve police and judicial cooperation between the Member States of the European Union and Iceland and Norway, without prejudice to the rules protecting individual freedom.
Remarks In order to stimulate cooperation in this area between the EU Member States and Iceland and Norway, it is important that precise information can be exchanged swiftly and efficiently.

The Council Framework Decision 2006/960/JHA (Swedish initiative) already lays down rules whereby the law enforcement authorities of the Member States of the European Union and Iceland and Norway may exchange existing information and intelligence for the purpose of carrying out criminal investigations or criminal intelligence operations.

The present agreement is designed to improve the exchange of information between Iceland, Norway and the EU Member States. It lays down the legal framework that enables Iceland and Norway to apply certain provisions of Council Decision 2008/615/JHA and Council Decision 2008/919/JHA on the stepping up of cross border cooperation in combating terrorism and cross-border crime in relations with each other and with the Member States of the European Union.
OJ Reference L353, 31/12/2009, p. 3
Depositary Council of the European Union
Contracting Parties European Union, Iceland, Norway
Authentic Texts Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian , Slovakian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish
Subject Matters Justice, freedom and security
Northern Europe
Clause(s)
Accession clauses Article 9 Agreement
Amendment and review Article 6 Agreement
Amendment and review Article 5 Agreement
Duration (Conditions) Article 10 Agreement
Entry into force conditions Article 8 Agreement
Settlement of disputes Article 4 Agreement
EU PARTICIPATION
Conclusion Decision Council Decision of 26 July 2010 on the conclusion of the Agreement between the European Union and Iceland and Norway on the application of certain provisions of Council Decision 2008/615/JHA on the stepping up of cross-border cooperation, particularly in combating terrorism and cross-border crime and Council Decision 2008/616/JHA on the implementation of Decision 2008/615/JHA on the stepping up of cross-border cooperation, particularly in combating terrorism and cross-border crime, and the Annex thereto; OJ L238 of 09/09/2010, p.1
Competence Exclusive
Legal Basis Treaty FEU: Article 82, 87



Last Update :   13/09/2010