European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Europe Agreement establishing an Association between the European Communities and their Member States and the Republic of Lithuania) Order 1997

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 1997/271

1997No. 271

EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES

The European Communities (Definition of Treaties)

(Europe Agreement establishing an Association between the

European Communities and their Member States and

the Republic of Lithuania) Order 1997

12thFebruary1997

in accordance with Article 1

At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 12th day of February

1997

Present,

The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty in Council

Whereas a draft of this Order has been laid before Parliament in accordance with section 1 of the European Communities Act 1972( a) and has been approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament:

Now, therefore, Her Majesty, in exercise of the powers conferred on Her by section 1(3) of the European Communities Act 1972 or otherwise in Her Majesty vested, is pleased, by and with the advice of her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows:-

1. This Order may be cited as the European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Europe Agreement establishing an Association between the European Communities and their Member States and the Republic of Lithuania) Order 1997. It shall come into force in respect of the treaty specified in the Schedule to this Order on the date on which the treaty enters into force for the United Kingdom. This date will be notified in the London, Edinburgh and Belfast Gazettes.

2. The treaty specified in the Schedule to this Order is to be regarded as a Community Treaty as defined in section 1(2) of the European Communities Act 1972.

N. H. Nicholls

Clerk of the Privy Council

(a) 1972 c.68; section 1(2) was amended by the European Union (Accessions) Act 1994 c.38.

SCHEDULE

The Europe Agreement establishing an Association between the European Communities and their Member States and the Republic of Lithuania, signed at Luxembourg on 12 June 1995 ( a).

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

The Order declares the Europe Agreement establishing an Association between the European Communities and their Member States and the Republic of Lithuania, signed on 12 June 1995, to be a Community Treaty as defined in section 1(2) of the European Communities Act 1972. The Agreement establishes an association with the objectives of providing an appropriate framework for political dialogue, gradually establishing a free trade area between the Community and Lithuania, promoting trade and harmonious economic relations, providing a basis for economic, financial, cultural and social...

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