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GENERAL DATA
Type of Agreement
Bilateral
Official Title
Protocol to the 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 regarding the participation, as contracting parties, of the Czech Republic, the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Cyprus, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania, the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Malta, the Republic of Poland, the Republic of Slovenia and the Slovak Republic pursuant to their Accession to the European Union
Place of Signature
Luxembourg
Date of Signature
26/10/2004
Date of Entry Into Force
01/04/2006
Objective of Agreement
Amend the 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 in order to allow for the accession of the 10 new Member States to it.
Remarks
The 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 entered into force on 1 June 2002, before the accession of the 10 new Member States to the EU.
The Agreement needs to be amended to allow for the accession of the new Member States as Contracting Parties.

The Protocol amending the Agreement foresees special transition periods for employed workers, and service providers in certain sectors, who are nationals of the Czech Republic, the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania, the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Poland, the Republic of Slovenia and the Slovak Republic. These transition periods will end on 30 April 2011, at the latest.

The Protocol furthermore introduces adaptations concerning real state acquisitions, as well as technical adaptations, in particular with respect to Annexes II (Coordination of Social Security Schemes) and III (Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications) of the Agreement.
OJ Number
L89
OJ Date
28/03/2006
OJ Page
28
Parties to the Agreement
European Community
Cyprus
Denmark
Switzerland
Slovakia
Sweden
Finland
Belgium
France
Austria
Lithuania
Ireland
Spain
Estonia
Luxembourg
Czech Republic
Italy
Greece
Slovenia
Netherlands
Malta
Hungary
Latvia
Germany
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Subject Matters
7206.913-Western Europe
755-External Relations
Management
Joint Committee
Relation and Association with Other Agreements
112-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