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Summary of Treaty

Official Title Agreement on Scientific and Technological Cooperation between the European Communities and the Swiss Confederation
Type of Agreement Bilateral
Place of Signature Luxembourg
Date of Signature 21/06/1999
Date of Entry Into Force 01/06/2002
Duration Definite
Objective of Agreement The objective of the present agreement is to set out the form and conditions of Swiss participation in the implementation of the Framework Programmes. This participation shall take the form laid down in this Agreement, without prejudice to the terms of the Fusion Agreement.
Remarks Switzerland took part in the negotiations concerning the agreement on the European Economic Area. In December 1992, Swiss people decided by referendum against this agreement. This rejection meant not only that Switzerland could not adhere to an EEA, but also that its application for membership, submitted in May 1992, had to be frozen, reason for which it had moreover remained without consequence since. In these circumstances, the only way of developing the relations consisted in negotiating bilateral agreements. The present agreement is one of the seven bilateral agreements that were signed in June 1999.
Relation and Association with Other Agreements -Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Swiss Confederation, of the other, on the free movement of persons
-Agreement between the European Community and the SwissConfederationonAir Transport
-Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on the Carriage of Goods and Passengers by Rail and Road
-Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on trade in agricultural products
-Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on mutual recognition in relation to conformity assessment
-Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on certain aspects of government procurement
OJ Reference L 114, 30/04/2002, p. 468
Contracting Parties European Community, Switzerland
Subject Matters External Relations
Western Europe
Amendment and review Article 9 Agreement
Duration (Conditions) Article 14 Agreement
Entry into force conditions Article 14 Agreement
Territorial application Article 12 Agreement
Management Switzerland/Communities Research Committee (Article 6)
Ratification Status NOT
Conclusion Decision Decision of the Council, and of the Commission as regards the Agreement on Scientific and Technological Cooperation, of 4 April 2002 on the conclusion of seven Agreements with the Swiss Confederation; OJ L114 of 30/04/2002, p.1
Competence Exclusive
Legal Basis Treaty EAEC: Article 101
Treaty EC: Article 170, 310

Last Update :   27/04/2010