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L 150/32 EN Official Journal of the European Union 18.6.

2003

II
(Acts whose publication is not obligatory)

COUNCIL

COUNCIL DECISION
of 8 May 2003
on the signing, on behalf of the Community, and provisional application of an Agreement in the
form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Community and the Republic of Croatia
concerning the system of ecopoints to be applied to Croatian transit traffic through Austria as
from 1 January 2003

(2003/440/EC)

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION, is hereby approved on behalf of the Community, subject to the
Council Decision concerning the conclusion of the said Agree-
Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Com-
ment.
munity, and in particular Article 71(1), in conjunction with the
first sentence of the first subparagraph of Article 300(2) The text of the Agreement is attached to this Decision.
thereof,
Having regard to the proposal from the Commission, Article 2

Whereas: The President of the Council is hereby authorised to designate


the person(s) empowered to sign the Agreement on behalf of
(1) The Commission has negotiated an Agreement in the the Community, subject to its conclusion.
form of an Exchange of Letters between the European
Community and the Republic of Croatia concerning the Article 3
system of ecopoints to be applied to Croatian transit
traffic through Austria. Subject to reciprocity, the Agreement referred to in Article 1
shall be applied on a provisional basis from 1 January 2003,
(2) Subject to its possible conclusion at a later date, the pending the completion of the procedures for its formal
Agreement initialled on 15 November 2002 should be conclusion.
signed.
(3) Provision should be made for the provisional application Article 4
of the Agreement from 1 January 2003, This Decision shall be published in the Official Journal of the
European Union.
HAS DECIDED AS FOLLOWS:

Article 1 Done at Brussels, 8 May 2003.

The signing of the Agreement in the form of an Exchange of For the Council
Letters between the European Community and the Republic of
Croatia concerning the system of ecopoints to be applied to The President
Croatian transit traffic through Austria as from 1 January 2003 M. CHRISOCHOÏDIS