Reservations and Declarations for Treaty No.048 - European Code of Social Security

Declarations in force as of today
Status as of 11/02/2016

Belgium

Declaration made at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 13 August 1969 - Or. Fr.

The ratification by Belgium of the European Code of Social Security and Protocol thereto must be interpreted to mean that Belgium accepts all the obligations entailed by the Code, especially those of Parts II to X, and that it is not availing itself of the provisions of paragraph 2 of Article 2 as modified by the Protocol.
Period covered: 14/08/1970 -
Articles concerned : 2, 3


Cyprus

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 15 April 1992 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 2 paragraph 1.b of the Code, Cyprus undertakes to comply with the following parts of the said Code :

Part III - Sickness benefit
Part IV - Unemployment benefit
Part V - Old-age benefit
Part VI - Employment injury benefit
Part IX - Invalidity benefit
Part X - Survivors' benefit
Period covered: 16/04/1993 -
Articles concerned : 2, 3


Czech Republic

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 8 September 2000 - Or. Engl./Cze.

The Czech Republic accepts the obligations of this Code as follows:

1. among Parts II to X of the Code the obligations in respect of the following Parts:

Part II - Medical care
Part III - Sickness benefit
Part IV - Unemployment benefit
Part V - Old age benefit
Part VII - Family benefit
Part VIII - Maternity benefit
Part IX - Invalidity benefit
Part X - Survivors benefit

2. the Czech Republic does not avail itself of the provisions of Article 2, paragraph 2.
Period covered: 09/09/2001 -
Articles concerned : 2, 3


Denmark

Declaration made at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 16 February 1973 - Or. Fr.

Denmark accepts the obligations of the European Code of Social Security in respect of the following Parts from among Parts II to X :

- Part II - Medical care
- Part IV - Unemployment benefit
- Part V - Old age benefit
- Part VI - Employment injury benefit
- Part VII - Family benefit
- Part VIII - Maternity benefit
- Part IX - Invalidity benefit.

Since the application of the above-mentioned Parts fulfills the conditions of Article 2, paragraph 1(b), Denmark does not avail itself of the provisions of Article 2, paragraph 2.
Period covered: 17/02/1974 -
Articles concerned : 2, 3

Declaration made at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 16 February 1973 - Or. Fr.

In application of Article 80 of the Code, the Danish metropolitan territory to which the Code shall apply includes the Kingdom of Denmark with the exception of the Faroe Islands and Greenland.
Period covered: 17/02/1974 -
Articles concerned : 80

Declaration contained in a letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs dated 2 June 1980 registered at the Secretariat General on 10 June 1980 - Or. Engl.

I have the honour to inform you that the Government of Denmark, in accordance with Article 4 of the European Code of Social Security of 16 April 1964, accepts the obligations of Part III concerning sickness benefit.
Period covered: 10/06/1980 -
Articles concerned : 2, 3, 4


Estonia

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 19 May 2004 - Or. Engl.

Pursuant to Article 2, paragraph 1, sub-paragraph b, and Article 3 of the Code, the Republic of Estonia declares that it accepts the obligations of the following Parts of the Code :

1. Part II. Medical care
2. Part III. Sickness benefit
3. Part IV. Unemployment benefit
4. Part V. Old-age benefit
5. Part VII. Family benefit
6. Part VIII. Maternity benefit
7. Part IX. Invalidity benefit
8. Part X. Survivors benefit

Pursuant to Article 3 of the Code, the Republic of Estonia declares that it does not avail itself of the provisions of Article 2, paragraph 2, of the Code.
Period covered: 20/05/2005 -
Articles concerned : 3


France

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 17 February 1986 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 3 of the Code, the French Government specifies that it accepts the obligations of the following Parts :

Part II : Medical Care
Part IV : Unemployment Benefit
Part V : Old-Age Benefit
Part VI : Employment Injury Benefit
Part VII : Family Benefit
Part VIII : Maternity Benefit
Part IX : Invalidity Benefit.
Period covered: 10/06/1980 -
Articles concerned : 2, 4


Germany

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 27 January 1971 - Or. Germ.

The Federal Republic of Germany has accepted all the obligations resulting from Part II to X of the Code.
Period covered: 28/01/1972 -
Articles concerned : 2, 3


Greece

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 9 June 1981 - Or. Fr.

This Code has been approved in Greece (...) only with regard to Parts I, II, III, V, VI, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XIV and its Annex.
Period covered: 10/06/1982 -
Articles concerned : 2, 3


Ireland

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 16 February 1971 - Or. Engl.

The Government of Ireland do hereby confirm and ratify the Code, accepting, in accordance with the provisions of Article 2, paragraph 1, sub-paragraph (b) thereof, the obligations laid down in Parts III, IV, V, VII and X of the Code, and not availing themselves of the provisions of Article 2, paragraph 2.
Period covered: 17/02/1972 -
Articles concerned : 2, 3


Italy

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 20 January 1977 - Or. It.

[Italy accepts] only Parts V, VI, VII and VIII.
Period covered: 21/01/1978 -
Articles concerned : 2, 3


Luxembourg

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 3 April 1968 - Or. Fr.

We approve the above-mentioned Code including Parts II to X and Protocol thereto.
Period covered: 04/04/1969 -
Articles concerned : 2, 3


Netherlands

Declaration made at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 16 March 1967 - Or. Fr.

The ratification by the Netherlands of the European Code of Social Security and Protocol thereto must be interpreted to mean that the Netherlands accept all the obligations entailed by the Code, especially those of Parts II to X, and that they are not availing themselves of the provisions of paragraph 2 of Article 2 as modified by the Protocol.

[Note by the Secretariat : See also the declarations dated 14 March 1997 and 21 February 2007.]
Period covered: 17/03/1968 -
Articles concerned : 2, 3

Partial denunciation contained in a Note verbale from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, dated 21 February 2007, registered at the Secretariat General on 22 February 2007 – Or. Engl.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands declares, in conformity with Article 81 of the European Code of Social Security, with Annex, Addenda and Protocol, that the Kingdom of the Netherlands denounces Part VI (Employment injury benefit) of the said Code for the Kingdom in Europe.



[Note by the Secretariat : See the Communication dated 21 February 2007.]
Period covered: 17/03/2008 -
Articles concerned : 81


Norway

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 25 March 1966 - Or. Engl.

We (...) undertake to carry out the stipulations contained in Parts II to VII, IX and X of the Code and of Parts III, V to VII, IX and X of the Protocol. In so doing, we do not avail ourselves of the provisions of Article 2, paragraph 2 of the Code and the Protocol.
Period covered: 17/03/1968 -
Articles concerned : 2, 3

Declaration made at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 25 March 1966 - Or. Engl.

In conformity with Article 80 of the European Code of Social Security and the Protocol to the European Code of Social Security signed at Strasbourg on 16 April 1964, the Norwegian Government have the honour to declare that the metropolitan territory of Norway to which the provisions of the Code and the Protocol shall apply, shall be the territory of the Kingdom of Norway with the exception of Svalbard (Spitzbergen) and Jan Mayen. The Code and Protocol shall not apply to the Norwegian dependencies.
Period covered: 17/03/1968 -
Articles concerned : 80


Portugal

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 15 May 1984 - Or. Port.

Portugal does not consider itself bound by the obligations of Part VI of the European Code of Social Security relating to employment injury benefit and does not accept the obligations of Parts IV and VI of the Protocol to the European Code of Social Security relating to unemployment benefit and employment injury benefit respectively. Portugal also does not accept the provisions of Article 10, paragraph 2, a) iii) and Article 49, paragraph 2 c) of the said Protocol relating to the percentage of the beneficiary's share in the cost of pharmaceutical supplies.
Period covered: 16/05/1985 -
Articles concerned : 2, 3

Declaration contained in a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Portugal, dated 13 May 1985, registered at the Secretariat General on 20 May 1985 - Or. Fr.

Portugal ratified the European Code of Social Security and its Protocol on 15 May 1984. Further to this ratification, Portugal declares that it accepts also the obligations of the said Code in respect of Part IV as modified by the Protocol.
Period covered: 20/05/1985 -
Articles concerned : 2, 3

Declaration contained in a telex from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, dated 20 November 1987 - Or. Fr.

Portugal ratified the European Code of Social Security and the Protocol on 15 May 1984.

Following this ratification, concerning the Code, Portugal has accepted Parts II, III, IV, V, VII, VIII, IX and X (Part VI has not been accepted) ; concerning the Protocol, Portugal has accepted Parts III, IV, V, VII, IX and X (Parts II, VI and VIII have not been accepted).
Period covered: 20/11/1987 -
Articles concerned : 2, 3


Romania

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 9 October 2009 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with the provisions of Article 3 of the European Code of Social Security, Romania declares that it accepts the obligations resulting from Parts I, II, III, V, VII and VIII, from the corresponding provisions of Parts XI, XII and XIII, and does not avail itself of the provisions of Article 2, paragraph 2, of the European Code.
Period covered: 10/10/2010 -
Articles concerned : 2, 3


Slovenia

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 26 February 2004 – Or. Engl.

The Republic of Slovenia accepts obligations from all Parts of the European Code on Social Security, except the obligations from Part IX.
Period covered: 27/02/2005 -
Articles concerned : 3


Spain

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 8 March 1994 - Or. Span.

Spain accepts the following parts of the Code :

Part I. General Provisions
Part II. Medical Care
Part III. Sickness Benefit
Part IV. Unemployment Benefit
Part V. Old-Age Benefit
Part VI. Employment Injury Benefit
Part VIII. Maternity Benefit
Part IX. Invalidity Benefit
Part XI. Standards to be complied with by Periodical Payments
Part XII. Common Provisions
Part XIII. Miscellaneous Provisions
Part XIV. Final Provisions.
Period covered: 09/03/1995 -
Articles concerned : 2, 3


Sweden

Declaration contained in the instruments of ratification, deposited on 25 September 1965 - Or. Swedish

[Sweden accepts] the obligations of Parts II to V and VII to X of the Code and of Parts III to V, VII, IX and X of the Protocol, without wishing to avail itself of the provisions of paragraph 2 of Article 2 of the Code and Protocol.
Period covered: 17/03/1968 -
Articles concerned : 2, 3


Switzerland

Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Switzerland dated 16 September 1977 handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification on the same day - Or. Fr.

The Swiss Confederation accepts the obligations of the European Code of Social Security in respect of the following Parts from among Parts II to X :

- Part V. Old age benefit
- Part VI. Employment injury benefit
- Part VII. Family benefit
- Part IX. Invalidity benefit
- Part X. Survivors' benefit.

Availing itself of its right under paragraph 1 of Article 2 of the said Code, the Swiss Confederation declares not to apply :

- provisions of Part II. Medical care
- provisions of Part III. Sickness benefit
- provisions of Part IV. Unemployment benefit
- provisions of Part VIII Maternity benefit.
Period covered: 17/09/1978 -
Articles concerned : 2, 3


Turkey

Reservation contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Turkey dated 7 March 1980 handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification on the same day - Or. Fr.

The Government of Turkey, while ratifying the European Code of Social Security and Protocol to the European Code of Social Security, declares that it does not consider itself bound to carry out the provisions of the said Code and Protocol in relation to the Greek Cypriot Administration, which is not constitutionally entitled to represent alone the Republic of Cyprus.

[The Notification of the above reservation mentioned the Decision taken by the Committee of Ministers in February 1976, at the 254th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies. This Decision concerns an identical reservation, made by the Turkish Government when ratifying seven conventions and agreements on 19 December 1975, and reads as follows :

"The Deputies,
In the light of the foregoing discussion, and referring solely to the procedural aspects of the deposit of the seven instruments of ratification,
Considered that the Secretary General should proceed, with effect from 19 December 1975 to the registration of these instruments of ratification as presented by the Permanent Representative of Turkey by letters dated 19 December 1975 and notify the Governments of member States thereof, it being understood that the registration of reservations by the Secretary General has no effect on their validity.
The above decision will in no way affect the position of the Government of the Republic of Cyprus in the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe."]

Period covered: 08/03/1981 -
Articles concerned : -

Declaration made at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 7 March 1980 - Or. Engl.

The Republic of Turkey accepts the obligations of the European Code of Social Security in respect of the following Parts from among Parts II to X :

- Part II. Medical care
- Part III. Sickness benefit
- Part V. Old age benefit
- Part VI. Employment injury benefit
- Part VIII. Maternity benefit
- Part IX. Invalidity benefit
- Part. Survivors' benefit.
Period covered: 08/03/1981 -
Articles concerned : 2, 3


United Kingdom

Declaration made at the time of signature, on 14 March 1967 - Or. Engl.

The Government of the United Kingdom do not regard Article 73 of this Code as binding them to become a Party to any Convention, Agreement, or other instrument governing questions relating to Social Security for foreigners and migrants concluded pursuant to it.
Period covered: 13/01/1969 -
Articles concerned : 73

Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 3 September 1968, registered at the Secretariat General on 4 September 1968 - Or. Engl.

I am directed by the Secretary of State to notify you hereby, that of Parts II to X, the United Kingdom accepts the obligations of the Code in respect only of Parts II, III, IV and V and the instrument of ratification aforesaid, previously deposited on behalf of the United Kingdom, should be understood and interpreted as containing a statement to this effect.
Period covered: 13/01/1969 -
Articles concerned : 2, 3

Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 19 July 1982, registered at the Secretariat General on 21 July 1982 - Or. Engl.

I have the honour to inform you, on instructions from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and in accordance with Article 4 of the European Code of Social Security signed at Strasbourg on 16 April 1964 that the Government of the United Kingdom accepts the obligations of Part VII of the Code concerning Family Benefits.
Period covered: 21/07/1982 -
Articles concerned : 2, 3, 4


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