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Summary of Treaty

Official Title Agreement on partnership and cooperation establishing a partnership between the European Communities and their Member States, of one part, and the Russian Federation, of the other part - Protocol 1 on the establishment of a coal and steel contact group - Protocol 2 on mutual administrative assistance for the correct application of customs legislation - Final Act - Exchanges of letters - Minutes of signing
Type of Agreement Bilateral
Place of Signature Corfu
Date of Signature 24/06/1994
Date of Entry Into Force 01/12/1997
Duration Indefinite
Objective of Agreement - To provide an appropriate framework for the political dialogue between the Parties allowing the development of close relations between them in this field; - to promote trade and investment and harmonious economic relations between the Parties based on the principles of market economy and so to foster sustainable development in the Parties; - to strengthen political and economic freedoms; - to support Russian efforts to consolidate its democracy and to develop its economy and to complete the transition into a market economy; - to provide a basis for economic, social, financial and cultural cooperation founded on the principles of mutual advantage, mutual responsibility and mutual support; - to promote activities of joint interest; - to provide an appropriate framework for the gradual integration between Russia and a wider area of cooperation in Europe; - to create the necessary conditions for the future establishment of a free trade area between the Community and Russia covering substantially all trade in goods between them, as well as conditions for bringing about freedom of establishment of companies, of cross-border trade in services and of capital movements.
Remarks Agreement of 3rd generation, relatively complete. Agreement of the same type concluded in December 2004 with: Armenia, Georgie, Kazakhstan, Inhabitant of Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Uzbekistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan. In addition to political dialogue and the future developments and human rights clauses, Title VII is devoted to cooperation in areas relating to democracy and human rights. The following subjects are covered: - Title I: general principles - Title II: political dialogue - Title III: trade in goods - Title IV: provisions affecting business and investment - Title V: legislative cooperation - Title VI: economic cooperation - Title VII: cooperation on matters relating to democracy and human rights - Title VIII: cooperation on prevention of illegal activities and the prevention and control of illegal immigration - Title IX: cultural cooperation - Title X: financial cooperation in the field of technical assistance - Title XI: institutional, general and final provisions. Annexes 1 and 10 and Protocols 1 and 2 forms an integral part of the Agreement. Protocol 2 deals with the customs union. Another Protocol was added to enable Austria, Finland and Sweden to become parties to the agreement (OJ L283 of 09/11/2000, p.19). This Agreement replaces the Agreement between the European Economic Community and the European Atomic Energy Community and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on trade and economic and commercial cooperation signed in Brussels on 18 December 1989.
Relation and Association with Other Agreements -Protocol Agreement to the Partnership and Cooperation establishing a partnership between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Russian Federation, of the other part
OJ Reference L327, 28/11/1997, p. 3
Depositary Council of the European Union
Contracting Parties European Atomic Energy Community, European Coal and Steel Community, European Community, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Spain, United Kingdom
Authentic Texts Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Subject Matters Eastern Europe
External Relations
Duration (Conditions) Article 106 Agreement
Evolutionary Article 3 Agreement
Fight against drugs Article 82 Agreement
Human rights Article 2 Agreement
Human rights - Suspension Article 107 Agreement
Most Favoured Nation (MFN) Article 10 Agreement
Readmission Article 84 Agreement
Settlement of disputes Article 98 Agreement
Management Cooperation Council (Article 90); cooperation committee (Article 92); cooperation Parliamentary Committee (Article 95)
Cooperation committee
Cooperation Parliamentary committee
Conclusion Date 30/10/1997
Ratification Status NOT
Conclusion Decision Council and Commission Decision of 30 October 1997 on the conclusion of the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Russian Federation, of the other part; OJ L327 of 28/11/1997, p.1
Competence Mixed
Legal Basis Treaty EAEC: Article 101
Treaty EC: Article 66
Treaty EC: Article 75
Treaty EC: Article 84
Treaty EC: Article 99
Treaty EC: Article 100
Treaty EC: Article 113
Treaty EC: Article 235
Treaty EC: Article 54
Treaty EC: Article 57
Treaty ECSC: Article 95
General Comments Framework Agreement ; Comprehensive Agreement ; Euratom

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