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Energy Charter Conference Decisions

1996

  • CCDEC199601 - Secretariat′s Budget for 1996

    The Conference approved the 1996 Budget as presented in CC 62, including a multi-annual commitment authority of 1.0 million BEF in order to obtain the most advantageous market conditions for certain long-term operating expenditures, and the use of up to 6.0 million BEF out of the General Reserve Fund, mostly to finance expenditure related to the establishment of the...

  • CCDEC199602 - Terms of Reference governing the External Auditor

    TERMS OF REFERENCE GOVERNING THE EXTERNAL AUDITOR [as adopted by the Provisional Energy Charter Conference at its 5th Meeting held on 5 June 1996] Article 1 The External Auditor (hereinafter called the Auditor(s)) shall perform such audit of the accounts of the Secretariat, including all trust funds, capital funds, reserves and special accounts, as deemed necessary...

  • CCDEC199603 - Staff Regulations

    On the advice of BC, the Conference agreed the following: - The Staff Regulations are adopted as amended; - Rights, benefits and allowances based on these Staff Regulations, due to be granted in the future, shall be applied to all the contracts in force for the entirety of their duration; - The current situation in Brussels makes it unlikely that the language and...

  • CCDEC199604 - Election of the Vice-Chairpersons of WG I and II and the Budget Committee

    The Conference elected Mr. Luczkiewicz (Poland) as Vice-Chairman of the Budget Committee up to the next Conference meeting in December 1996, when both the Chairperson and the Vice-Chairperson of the Budget Committee will have to be elected for 1997. Mr Eikaas (Norway) was elected as Vice-Chairman of Working Group II (Trade) (CV circulated in Room Document...

  • CCDEC199605 - Provisional Application of Headquarters Agreement

    The Conference approved the [following] conditions mentioned in paragraph 5 of document BC 7 as recommended by the BC. [... the collection of indirect taxes and duties relating to purchases of the Secretariat′s members during the first year of their employment (Article 20 of the Headquarters Agreement) can be postponed, provided that the following conditions...

  • CCDEC199606 - Secretariat′s Work Programme for 1996: Update

    The Conference approved the 1996 Working Programme as proposed in CC 61 and Room Document 5 and took note of SG′s indication, that, following today′s decisions, transfers between different budget items in 1996 might be necessary as well as the engagement of additional staff for possible future new Working Groups.

  • CCDEC199607 - Reports and Notes considered by the 5th Meeting of the Provisional Energy Charter Conference

    Implementation of the 1995 Budget: The Chairman of the Budget Committee (BC) informed the Conference on the implementation of the 1995 budget and underlined that expenditure in 1995, as presented in Room Document 1, was significantly lower than budgeted due to the late establishment of the Secretariat. This resulted in an amount of uncommitted appropriations of ECU...

  • CCDEC199608 - Negotiations on Nuclear Instrument: Russian Federation Statement

    The Chairman concluded that it was not possible to reach a consensus on the status of the Nuclear Instrument. He invited the Russian delegation to submit its position in writing, including an analysis of where the results of the Moscow Summit go beyond the present text and to be more specific on the need for, and the content of, a new binding instrument. This should...

  • CCDEC199609 - Establishment of new Working Groups: Protocol on Electric Power Sector and Protocol on Major Accidents

    a) [...] A number of Energy Charter Treaty Signatories supported the idea of a legally binding Protocol [on the Electric Power Sector]. Others doubted whether a Protocol would be appropriate. Reference was made to ongoing work in other fora, e.g. UN/ECE. The Secretariat was asked to organize consultations with experts from governments and relevant organizations,...

  • CCDEC199610 - Amendments to Annexes T and ID: Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina

    The Conference agreed to wait until the Treaty enters into force before taking a decision on the amendments relating to Annexes T and ID, with the aim of having them submitted for ratification at the same time as other amendments. The Conference Chairman concluded on behalf of the Signatories which are provisionally applying the Energy Charter Treaty and future...

  • CCDEC199611 - Subscription to the European Energy Charter by the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

    The Chairman informed the Conference of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia′s subscription on 3 April 1996 to the European Energy Charter. The Conference agreed that the terms for the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia′s accession should be finalised before the end of 1996 and asked the Secretariat to prepare necessary documentation in close co-operation...

  • CCDEC199612 - Organisation of Seminars; Social Protocol Proposal

    European Communities indicated their intention, to organise, in close co-ordination with the Secretariat, a seminar for Mediterranean countries which was welcomed by the Conference. (cf. Room Document 10) Japan indicated its interest to organise a seminar on the implications of the Treaty in Tokyo in September 1996. The Conference welcomed that initiative. SG...

  • CCDEC199613 - Application of Mongolia to become a signatory to the Concluding Document of the Hague Conference on the European Energy Charter

    The Conference, acting pursuant to Section VIII of the Final Act of the European Energy Charter Conference, approved the application of Mongolia to become a signatory to the Concluding Document of The Hague Conference on the European Energy Charter. The Conference, furthermore, invited the Government of the Netherlands, as Depositary of the Charter, to make...

  • CCDEC199614 - Work Programme 1997

    WORK PROGRAMME 1997 OF THE SECRETARIAT [as adopted by the Provisional Energy Charter Conference at its 6th Meeting held on 13 December 1996]

  • CCDEC199615 - Secretariat′s Budget for 1997

    [The Chairman of the Budget Committee (BC) presented the results of the BC meeting on 11-12 December 1996, as contained in RD 4.] BC Chairman explained that the compromise proposal was a total budget of BEF 150 million (including contributions to Belgian Social Security). This proposal was based on zero growth calculated for a full year at BEF 142.8 million plus...

  • CCDEC199616 - Election of the Chairperson and the Vice-Chairperson of the Conference for 1997

    The Conference, chaired at this point of the Agenda by Mr Chatalov/RUF, elected Ambassador Charles Rutten as Chairman of the Conference for 1997. Mr Kenichi Suganuma (Japan) was then elected Vice-Chairman for 1997.

  • CCDEC199617 - Election of the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Budget Committee for 1997

    The Conference elected Mr Victor Segalla as Chairman and Mr Roman Luckiewicz as Vice-Chairman of the Budget Committee for 1997.

  • CCDEC199618 - Reports and Notes considered by the 6th Meeting of the Provisional Energy Charter Conference

    [Report on Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia′s Accession to the Energy Charter Treaty (CC 77 and RD 8)] The Chairman informed the Conference on progress of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia′s accession to the Energy Charter Treaty. After hearing the delegation of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia the Conference noted: (i) that the terms for...

  • CCDEC199619 - Suspension of work on Nuclear Protocol

    Regarding the Russian proposal the European Union mentioned that it had not had enough time to reflect on the paper and it remained at the same position it stated during the June 1996 meeting. Kazakhstan, Armenia and Belarus supported the Russian request for a Nuclear Protocol. Japan reiterated its opposition to a legally binding Nuclear Protocol, but expressed...

  • CCDEC199620 - Work on Electricity and Observer Status for CIS Electric Power Council

    Some delegations did not support the CIS Power Council being given observer status. The Chairman invited the Secretary-General of the CIS Electric Council, Mr. Djangirov to participate as a guest in the Conference. The European Union asked the Secretariat to prepare a document regarding organisations that may qualify for observer status. The Conference invited the...

  • CCDEC199621 - Continuation of work on Major Accidents Protocol

    Based on the guidelines in Part V of the Report on Major Accidents/Interruptions, the Conference invited the Secretariat to pursue examination of this issue, in co-operation with delegates, especially those which argued in favour of a protocol.