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Council Decision of 16 June 2011 on the signing and conclusion of the Agreement between the European Union and the Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail on the Accession of the European Union to the Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF) of 9 May 1980, as amended by the Vilnius Protocol of 3 June 1999 (Text with EEA relevance) (2013/103/EU)

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Article 1.The Agreement between the European Union and the Intergovernmental Organisation...

  3. Article 2.When signing the Agreement a declaration, as set out in...

  4. Article 3.The President of the Council is hereby authorised to designate...

  5. Article 4.The Commission shall represent the Union at OTIF meetings.

  6. Article 5.The internal arrangements for the preparation for OTIF meetings and...

  7. Article 6.This Decision shall enter into force on the date of...

  8. Signature

    1. ANNEX I

      DECLARATION BY THE EUROPEAN UNION CONCERNING THE EXERCISE OF COMPETENCE

      1. In the rail sector, the European Union (hereinafter referred to...

      2. Title VI of the TFEU establishes the Union’s common transport...

      3. More specifically, Article 91 of Title VI of the TFEU...

      4. common rules applicable to international transport to or from the...

      5. With regard to trans-European networks, Article 171 of Title XVI...

      6. shall establish a series of guidelines covering the objectives, priorities...

      7. On the basis of these two provisions the Union has...

      8. Under Union law, the Union has acquired exclusive competence in...

      9. For subject matters governed by the Convention in relation to...

      10. Where Union rules exist but are not affected by the...

      11. A list of the relevant Union instruments in force at...

      12. Appendix to Annex I

        EUROPEAN UNION INSTRUMENTS RELATING TO SUBJECTS DEALT WITH BY THE CONVENTION

        1. To date, the Union has exercised its competence, inter alia,...

        2. ECONOMIC/MARKET ACCESS LEGISLATION

        3. INTEROPERABILITY AND SAFETY LEGISLATION

        4. PUBLIC SERVICE OBLIGATIONS

    2. ANNEX II

      DECLARATION BY THE EUROPEAN UNION IN RESPECT OF ARTICLE 2 OF THE AGREEMENT

      1. The term ‘governing the particular subject concerned’ is to be...

    3. ANNEX III

      INTERNAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE COUNCIL, THE MEMBER STATES AND THE COMMISSION IN PROCEEDINGS UNDER OTIF

      1. Bearing in mind the requirement of unity of the international...

      2. 1. Scope

      3. 2. Coordination procedure

        1. 2.1. To prepare for any OTIF meeting, including but not limited...

        2. 2.2. The coordination meetings will agree on positions on behalf of...

        3. 2.3. The coordination meetings will decide on the exercise of responsibilities...

        4. 2.4. To prepare the coordination meetings referred to in point 2.1,...

        5. 2.5. Before any OTIF meeting the Commission will give an indication...

        6. 2.6. If the Commission and the Member States in coordination meetings...

      4. 3. Statements and voting in the OTIF meetings

        1. 3.1. Where an agenda item deals with matters of exclusive Union...

        2. 3.2. Where an agenda item deals with matters of exclusive national...

        3. 3.3. Where an agenda item deals with matters containing elements of...

        4. 3.4. Where an agenda item deals with matters containing elements both...

        5. 3.5. On matters for which there is no agreement between the...

        6. 3.6. The representatives of the Member States and of the Commission...

      5. 4. Review of these arrangements

  9. ATTACHMENTS

    1. Agreement between the European Union and the Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail on the Accession of the European Union to the Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF) of 9 May 1980, as amended by the Vilnius Protocol of 3 June 1999

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