Reservations and Declarations for Treaty No.013 - European Interim Agreement on Social Security other than Schemes for Old Age, Invalidity and Survivors

Declarations in force as of today
Status as of 13/05/2021

Belgium

Interpretation of the terms: "nationals" and "territory"

a Nationals : Persons possessing Belgian nationality.
b Territory : Belgian metropolitan territory, excluding the Belgian Congo and Ruanda-Urundi.
Period covered: 01/04/1957 -
Articles concerned : 2

ANNEX II - Bilateral and Multilateral Agreements to which the Agreement applies

a. Convention between Belgium and the Netherlands regarding insurance against occupational accidents, dated 9 February 1921.

b. Convention between Belgium and the Netherlands regarding the application of the legislation of the two countries as regards social insurance, dated 29 August 1947.

c. General Convention between Belgium and France on social security, dated 17 January 1948.

d. General Convention between Belgium and Italy on social security, dated 30 April 1948.

e. General Convention between Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg on social security, dated 3 December 1949.

f. Multilateral Convention on social security concluded by the Brussels Treaty Powers on 7 November 1949.

g. Agreement on the social security of Rhine boatmen, dated 27 July 1950, revised on 13 February 1961.

h. Convention between Belgium, France and Italy on social security, dated 19 January 1951.

i. Convention on social security between His Majesty the King of the Belgians and Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth, signed at Brussels on 20 May 1957.

j. General Convention between Belgium and Greece on social security signed at Athens on 1 April 1958 (entry into force : 1 January 1961), and revised by the Convention dated 27 September 1967.

k. (i) General Convention on social security between the Kingdom of Belgium and the Federal Republic of Germany, Supplementary Agreements and Final Protocol, signed at Bonn on 7 December 1957 (entry into force : 9 November 1963, with retroactive effect from 1 January 1959).

(ii) Supplementary Protocol to the General Convention on social security, to the third Supplementary Agreement and to the Final Protocol, signed at Bonn, on 10 November 1960 (entry into force : 9 November 1963, with retroactive effect from 1 January 1959).

l. General Convention on social security between the Kingdom of Belgium and the Republic of Turkey, signed at Brussels on 4 July 1966 (entry into force : 1 May 1968), revised by the Convention of 2 February 1981.

m. General Convention on social security between the Kingdom of Belgium and the Republic of Portugal, dated 14 September 1970 (entry into force : 1 May 1973).

n. Convention between Belgium and Luxembourg dated 3 December 1949, revised by the Convention dated 16 November 1959.

[Note by the Secretariat : Last updating contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Belgium, dated 23 May 1984, registered at the Secretariat General on 24 May 1984.]
Period covered: 01/05/1957 -
Articles concerned : 8

ANNEX I - Social Security Schemes to which the Agreement applies

Laws and regulations relating to :

a. Sickness and invalidity insurance : schemes for employed persons and for self-employed persons.

b. Compensation for damage resulting from employment injuries.

c. Unemployment insurance.

d. Family benefits : schemes for employed persons and for self-employed persons.

All the above-mentioned schemes are of a contributory nature.

[Note by the Secretariat : Last updating contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Belgium, dated 13 May 1983, registered at the Secretariat General on 18 May 1983.]
Period covered: 01/05/1957 -
Articles concerned : 7


Cyprus

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 14 March 1973 – Or. Engl.

ANNEX II - Bilateral and Multilateral Agreements to which the Agreement applies

a. Agreement on Social Insurance between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Republic of Cyprus, dated 6 October 1969.

b. Agreement on Social Security between the Government of the Republic of Cyprus and the Government of the Hellenic Republic, dated 1 July 1979.

[Note by the Secretariat : Last updating contained in a letter from the Permanent Representation of Cyprus, dated 6 June 1983, registered at the Secretariat General on 6 June 1983.]
Period covered: 09/04/1973 -
Articles concerned : 8

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 14 March 1973 – Or. Engl.

ANNEX I - Social Security Schemes to which the Agreement applies

Social Insurance Law and the Regulations made thereunder which establish a scheme providing unemployment benefit, sickness and maternity benefits (cash benefits), death grant and benefits in respect of personal injury by industrial accidents and prescribed diseases.

The scheme is of a contributory nature.

[Note by the Secretariat : Last updating contained in a letter from the Permanent Representation of Cyprus, dated 6 April 1973, registered at the Secretariat General on 9 April 1973.]
Period covered: 09/04/1973 -
Articles concerned : 7

Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Cyprus, dated 3 March 1972, registered at the Secretariat General on 3 March 1972 – Or. Fr., confirmed in the instrument of ratification deposited on 14 March 1973 – Or. Engl.

Interpretation of the terms: "nationals" and "territory"

a Nationals : Persons having at 1 December 1968 acquired or being entitled to acquire, citizenship of the Republic of Cyprus, in accordance with the provisions of Annex D to the Treaty of Establishment, or those who acquire that citizenship in accordance with the Republic's Nationality Act, 1967.
b Territory : The territory of the Republic of Cyprus.
Period covered: 09/04/1973 -
Articles concerned : 2


Czech Republic

Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Czech Republic, handed over at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 8 September 2000 - Or. Engl./Tch.

In accordance with Article 8 of the Agreement, the Czech Republic notifies that this Agreement shall apply to bilateral and multilateral agreements (in respect of its Annex II):

a) General Convention on Social Security between the Czechoslovak Republic and the Republic of France signed on 12 October 1948 with Supplementary agreement in revised version of 17 October 1967.

b) Agreement between the Czech Republic and the Republic of Cyprus on Social Security, signed on 19 January 1999 and came into force on 1 March 2000.)

c) Agreement between the Czech Republic and the Republic of Lithuania on Social Security signed on 27 January 1999 and came into force on 1 August 2000.)

d) Agreement between the Czech Republic and the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg on Social Security signed on 17 November 2000 and came into force on 1 March 2002.)

[Note by the Secretariat : Last updating contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic, dated 23 April 2002, registered at the Secretariat General on 30 April 2002 - Or. Engl./Cze.]
Period covered: 01/10/2000 -
Articles concerned : 8

Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Czech Republic, handed over at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 8 September 2000 - Or. Engl./Tch.

In accordance with Article 7 of the Agreement, the Czech Republic notifies that this Agreement shall apply to the following social security schemes (in respect of its Annex I):

Schemes regulated by laws which relate to:
a) sickness insurance
b) health insurance
c) state social support (child allowance, parental allowance, death grant)
d) employment relationship, concerning employers’ obligation to compensate for occupational injuries and diseases
e) employment, concerning material security of employment seekers.

Schemes under letters a), b) and e) are contributory, those under letters c) and d) are non-contributory.
Period covered: 01/10/2000 -
Articles concerned : 7

Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Czech Republic, handed over at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 8 September 2000 - Or. Engl./Tch.

With reference to Article 1, paragraph 4, of the Interim Agreement the term “nationals” means citizens of the Czech Republic and the term “territory” means the territory of the Czech Republic.
Period covered: 01/10/2000 -
Articles concerned : 2


Denmark

Information communicated to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe at the time of opening for signature of the treaty, on 11 December 1953

Interpretation of the terms: "nationals" and "territory"

a Nationals : Persons possessing Danish nationality.
b Territory : Denmark itself, not including the Faroe Islands and Greenland. Nevertheless, consideration may be given later to the question of extending the application of the Agreements to these parts of the Kingdom.
Period covered: 01/07/1954 -
Articles concerned : 2

Information contained in the text of the Annex at the time of opening for signature of the Agreement, on 11 December 1953 – Or. Engl.

ANNEX II - Bilateral and Multilateral Agreements to which the Agreement applies

a. Convention between Denmark and the Netherlands regarding accident insurance, dated 23 October 1926.

b. Convention between Denmark and France on social security, dated 30 June 1951, with Protocol.

c. Convention between Denmark and the Federal Republic of Germany on social security, dated 14 August 1953, with Final Protocol and Supplementary Agreement.

d. Convention between Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden on social security, dated 15 September 1955, with Additional Protocol. Revised on 5 March 1981 (in force as of 1 January 1982).

e. Convention on social security between Denmark and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, dated 27 August 1959.

f. Agreement between Denmark and the Federal Republic of Germany dated 1 August 1959, relating to unemployment insurance.

g. Convention between Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden concerning the crediting of qualification periods in connection with the right to benefits for those insured against unemployment, dated 28 June 1976, in force as of 1 July 1976.

h. Convention on social security between Denmark and Turkey, dated 22 January 1976, in force as of 1 February 1978.

[Note by the Secretariat : Last updating contained in a letter from the Ministry of Social Affairs of Denmark, dated 3 August 1983, registered at the Secretariat General on 8 August 1983.]
Period covered: 01/07/1954 -
Articles concerned : 8

Information contained in the text of the Annex at the time of opening for signature of the Agreement, on 11 December 1953 – Or. Engl.

ANNEX I - Social Security Schemes to which the Agreement applies

Laws and regulations relating to :

a. Daily cash benefits in the event of sickness, maternity and adoption.

b. Insurance against industrial injuries and occupational diseases.

c. Unemployment insurance.

d. Various medical services.

e. Family allowances.

All these schemes are of a non-contributory nature, except b. and c. which are of a contributory nature.

[Note by the Secretariat : Last updating contained in a letter from the Ministry of Social Affairs of Denmark, dated 3 August 1983, registered at the Secretariat General on 8 August 1983.]
Period covered: 01/07/1954 -
Articles concerned : 7


Estonia

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 17 April 2002 - Or. Engl./Est.

Pursuant to Article 1, paragraph 4, of the Agreement, the Republic of Estonia declares that under the present Agreement the term “nationals” shall cover Estonian nationals and the term “territory” shall cover the territory under the jurisdiction of the Republic of Estonia.
Period covered: 01/05/2002 -
Articles concerned : 1

Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia, dated 1 November 1999, handed over to the Secretary General at the time of signature, on 1 December 1999 - Or. Engl.

The Government of the Republic of Estonia requests the following texts to be inserted into the Annexes to the European Interim Agreement on Social Security other than Schemes for Old Age, Invalidity and Survivors, and Protocol thereto.

ANNEX II - Bilateral and Multilateral Agreements to which the Agreement applies :

a. Agreement on Social Security between the Republic of Estonia and the Republic of Lithuania, signed on 28 May 1996, entered into force on 10 February 1997.
b. Agreement on Social Security between the Republic of Estonia and the Republic of Latvia, signed on 28 May 1996, entered into force on 29 January 1997.
c. Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Estonia and the Government of the Kingdom of Sweden on medical care for temporary visitors, signed on 16 June 1993, entered into force on 1 November 1993.

[Note by the Secretariat : Last updating contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 17 April 2002 - Or. Engl./Est.]
Period covered: 01/12/1999 -
Articles concerned : 8

Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia, dated 1 November 1999, handed over to the Secretary General at the time of signature, on 1 December 1999 - Or. Engl.

The Government of the Republic of Estonia requests the following texts to be inserted into the Annexes to the European Interim Agreement on Social Security other than Schemes for Old Age, Invalidity and Survivors, and Protocol thereto.

ANNEX I - Social Security Schemes to which the Agreement applies : Laws and regulations relating to:

a. Health insurance;
b. Benefits in the event of work accidents and occupational diseases.
c. Funeral grants;
d. Unemployment allowances;
e. Family benefits;
f. Social tax;
g. Social tax.

The schemes listed under a and b are contributory social security schemes as well as unemployment insurance listed under sub-paragraph d. The schemes mentioned under sub-paragraphs c, e and f are non-contributory schemes as well as the unemployment benefit listed under sub-paragraph d.

[Note by the Secretariat : Last updating contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 17 April 2002 - Or. Engl./Est.]
Period covered: 01/12/1999 -
Articles concerned : 7


France

ANNEX III - Reservations to the Agreement formulated by the Contracting Parties

The Government of France has formulated the following reservations:

a. The inclusion of family benefits within the field of application of the Agreement shall in no way prejudice the right of the French legislation on maternity benefits to reserve these benefits to parents whose children are of French nationality at birth or acquire that nationality within a period of three months, so long as it makes no distinction based on the nationality of the parents.

b. The provisions of the Agreement shall not apply to the Law No. 76-1287 of 31 December 1976, published in the Official Gazette of the French Republic on 1 January 1977, relating to the situation with regard to the social security of French workers seconded or expatriated abroad.

c. The provisions of the Agreement shall not apply to the Law No. 80-471 of 27 June 1980, published in the Official Gazette of the French Republic on 28 June 1980, extending the social protection of French nationals abroad.

d. The provisions of the Agreement shall not apply to the Law No. 84-604 of 13 July 1984, published in the Official Gazette of the French Republic on 14 July 1984, adopting various measures relating to the improvement of the social protection of French nationals abroad.

[Note by the Secretariat : Last updating contained in a letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France, dated 20 December 1965, registered at the Secretariat General on 28 December 1965.]
Period covered: 13/02/1958 -
Articles concerned : 9

Information communicated to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on the occasion of opening for signature of the treaty, on 11 December 1953.

Interpretation of the terms: "nationals" and "territory"

a Nationals : All persons of French nationality, all nationals of the French Union, except those of the Association States, and all French protected persons.
b Territory : Metropolitan France and its overseas departments (Guadeloupe, French Guyana, Martinique and Reunion).
Period covered: 01/01/1958 -
Articles concerned : 2

ANNEX II - Bilateral and Multilateral Agreements to which the Agreement applies

a. General Convention between France and Belgium on social security, dated 17 January 1948.

b. General Convention between France and Italy to co-ordinate the application of French social security legislation and of Italian social insurance and family benefits legislation to the nationals of the two countries, dated 31 March 1948.

c. General Convention between France and the United Kingdom on social security, signed on 10 July 1956.

d. General Convention between France and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg on social security, dated 12 November 1949.

e. General Convention between France and the Netherlands on social security, dated 7 January 1950.

f. General Convention between France and the Federal Republic of Germany on social security, dated 10 July 1950.

g. Multilateral Convention on social security concluded by the Brussels Treaty Powers on 7 November 1949.

h. General Convention between France and Denmark on social security, dated 30 June 1951.

i. Convention between France, Italy and the Saar to extend and co-ordinate the application to nationals of the three countries of French social security legislation and Italian and Saar legislation on social insurance and family benefits, dated 27 November 1952.

j. Convention between France, Belgium and Italy to extend and co-ordinate the application to nationals of the three countries of Belgian and French social security legislation and of Italian legislation on social insurance and family benefits, dated 19 January 1951.

k. General Convention between France and Norway on social security, signed on 30 September 1954 and in force as from 1 July 1956.

l. General Convention between France and Greece on social security, signed on 19 April 1958 and in force since 1 May 1959.

[Note by the Secretariat : Last updating contained in a letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France, dated 20 December 1965, registered at the Secretariat General on 28 December 1965.]
Period covered: 01/01/1958 -
Articles concerned : 8

ANNEX I - Social Security Schemes to which the Agreement applies

Laws and regulations relating to :

a. The organisation of social security.

b. General provisions governing the social insurance system applicable to insured persons in non-agricultural employment.

c. Social insurance provisions applicable to employed persons, and persons treated as employed persons, in agricultural employment.

d. Family benefits.

e. Provisions for the prevention of, and compensation for, employment injuries.

f. Special social security schemes.

g. The granting of unemployment allowances.

h. Law No. 76-1287 of 31 December 1976, published in the Official Gazette of the French Republic on 1 January 1977, relating to the situation with regard to the social security of French workers seconded or expatriated abroad.

i. Law No. 80-471 of 27 June 1980, published in the Official Gazette of the French Republic of 28 June 1980, extending the social protection of French nationals abroad.

j. Law No. 84-604 of 13 July 1984, published in the Official Gazette of the French Republic of 14 July 1984, adopting various measures relating to the improvement of the social protection of French nationals abroad.

All the above schemes except those listed under g. are of a contributory nature.

[Note by the Secretariat : Last updating contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of France, dated 11 October 1984, registered at the Secretariat General on 12 October 1984.]
Period covered: 01/01/1958 -
Articles concerned : 7


Germany

Interpretation of the terms: "nationals" and "territory"

a Nationals : All Germans within the meaning of the Basic Law of the Federal Republic of Germany.
b Territory : Territory to which the Basic Law of the Federal Republic of Germany applies. The Federal Government reserves the right to notify the Secretary General of the Council of Europe that the application of the Agreements shall be extended to Land Berlin, and this notification shall be binding on the Contracting Parties as from the first day of the month following such notification.

Note by the Secretariat: The territorial declaration concerning Land Berlin ended on 3 October 1990.
Period covered: 01/09/1956 -
Articles concerned : 2

ANNEX II - Bilateral and Multilateral Agreements to which the Agreement applies

a. General Convention between the Federal Republic of Germany and France on social security, dated 10 July 1950, which entered into force on 1 January 1952.

b. Convention between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Kingdom of the Netherlands on social insurance, dated 29 March 1951, which entered into force on 1 November 1952.

c. Convention between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Italy on social insurance, dated 5 May 1953, which entered into force on 1 April 1954.

d. Convention between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Kingdom of Denmark on social insurance, dated 14 August 1953, which entered into force on 1 November 1954.

e. Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and Great Briain, dated 20 April 1960, relating to social security, which entered into force on 1 August 1961.

f. Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and Great Britain, dated 20 April 1960, relating to unemployment insurance, which entered into force on 1 September 1961.

g. Germano-Belgian General Agreement dated 7 December 1957 on social security (including the Supplementary Agreements and the Final Protocol of the same date, as well as the Protocol of 10 November 1960), which entered into force on 9 November 1963 with effect from 1 January 1959.

h. Revised Agreement of 13 February 1961 on social security for Rhine boatmen, which entered into force for the Federal Republic of Germany on 1 February 1970.

i. Convention between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Kingdom of Greece on social security, dated 25 April 1961, which entered into force on 1 November 1966, as amended and completed by the Convention dated 21 March 1967.

j. Convention between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Kingdom of Greece on unemployment insurance, dated 31 May 1961, which entered into force on 1 August 1963.

k. Convention between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Turkey on social security, dated 30 April 1964, which entered into force on 1 November 1965.

l. Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Portugal on social security, dated 6 November 1964.

m. Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Kingdom of Sweden on social security, dated 27 February 1976.

n. Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Kingdom of Sweden on benefits to unemployed, dated 28 June 1976.

[Note by the Secretariat : Last updating contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Germany, dated 23 July 1982, registered at the Secretariat General on 26 July 1982.]
Period covered: 01/09/1956 -
Articles concerned : 8

ANNEX I - Social Security Schemes to which the Agreement applies

Laws and regulations relating to :

a. Sickness insurance (sickness, maternity, death grants).

b. Insurance against employment injuries (including work accident compensation for prisoners).

c. Unemployment insurance and assistance.

d. Family allowances.

All the above schemes except those covering family allowances and unemployment assistance are of a contributory nature.

[Note by the Secretariat : Last updating contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Germany, dated 19 August 1956, handed at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 24 August 1956.]
Period covered: 01/09/1956 -
Articles concerned : 7


Greece

ANNEX II - Bilateral and Multilateral Agreements to which the Agreement applies

a. General Convention between Greece and Belgium on social security, signed on 1 April 1958.

b. General Convention between Greece and France on social security, signed on 19 April 1958.

c. Convention between Greece and the Federal Republic of Germany on social security, dated on 25 April 1961.

d. Convention between Greece and the Federal Republic of Germany on unemployed insurance, signed on 31 May 1961.

e. Agreement on social security between Greece and the Netherlands, signed on 13 September 1966, concerning unemployment benefits.

f. Agreement on social security between Greece and Cyprus, signed on 2 March 1978, concerning unemployment benefits.

g. Agreement on social security between Greece and Sweden, signed on 5 May 1978, concerning unemployment benefits.

[Note by the Secretariat : Last updating contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Greece, dated 19 July 1982, registered at the Secretariat General on 22 July 1982.]
Period covered: 01/06/1961 -
Articles concerned : 8

ANNEX I - Social Security Schemes to which the Agreement applies

Laws and regulations relating to :

a. Social insurance, including unemployment insurance.

b. Special pension schemes for certain categories of workers.

These schemes are of a contributory nature.

c. The abolition of the direct contribution of farmers to the Agricultural workers insurance Institution (Legislative Decree No. 4575/1966).

d. The system of family allowances applicable to employed persons (Legislative Decree No. 3868/1959 and Regulations).

e. Social Insurance for agricultural workers (Law 4169/1961, Legislative Decrees and Regulations).

[Note by the Secretariat : Last updating contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Greece, dated 18 September 1967, registered at the Secretariat General on 19 September 1967.]
Period covered: 01/06/1961 -
Articles concerned : 7

Interpretation of the terms: "nationals" and "territory"

a Nationals : Persons possessing Greek nationality and all holders of a valid Greek passport. Certain Greek nationals do not possess Greek passports owing to the fact that their papers of nationality are not in order or for some other reason. In these doubtful cases it would be advisable for the authorities of the Contracting Parties to consult the Greek diplomat or consular authorities, in accordance with the spirit of Article 15 of the Convention.
b Territory : All Greek territory, including the Greek islands, as defined by international treaties at present in force.
Period covered: 01/07/1960 -
Articles concerned : 2


Iceland

ANNEX II - Bilateral and Multilateral Agreements to which the Agreement applies

Convention between Iceland, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, on social security, dated 15 September 1955, with the exception of Article 7 and 8.
Period covered: 01/01/1965 -
Articles concerned : 8

ANNEX I - Social Security Schemes to which the Agreement applies

Laws and regulations relating to :

a. i. Sickness insurance.
ii. Sickness benefits, daily allowances.
iii. Maternity and death grants.

b. Accident insurance.

c. Unemployment insurance.

d. Family allowances.

All the above schemes except that listed under d. are of a contributory nature.
Period covered: 01/01/1965 -
Articles concerned : 7

Interpretation of the terms: "nationals" and "territory"

a Nationals : All persons legally enjoying the right of Icelandic citizenship.
b Territory : The territory of Iceland including surrounding islands and territorial waters subject to Icelandic jurisdiction.
Period covered: 01/01/1965 -
Articles concerned : 2


Ireland

ANNEX II - Bilateral and Multilateral Agreements to which the Agreement applies

a. Agreement on social security of 29 March 1960 between Ireland and the United Kingdom.

b. Agreement relating to insurance and workmen's compensation between the Minister for Social Welfare and the Northern Ireland Ministry of Labour and National Insurance of 22 July 1964.

c. Agreement on social security of 28 February 1966 between Ireland and the United Kingdom.

d. Agreement on social security of 3 October 1968 between Ireland and the United Kingdom.

e. Agreement on social security of 14 September 1971 between Ireland and the United Kingdom.

[Note by the Secretariat : Last updating contained in a letter from the Department of Foreign Affairs of Ireland, dated 31 May 1983, registered at the Secretariat General on 6 June 1984.]
Period covered: 01/07/1954 -
Articles concerned : 8

ANNEX I - Social Security Schemes to which the Agreement applies

Laws and regulations relating to :

a. Disability, maternity benefits.

b. Unemployment benefit and assistance.

c. Intermittent unemployment insurance.

d. Death grant.

e. Occupational injuries and diseases.

f. Family allowances.

g. The diagnosis, prevention and treatment of infectious diseases.

h. The grant of allowances to persons suffering from infectious diseases.

i. Maternity and child welfare medical schemes.

j. The school medical service.

k. Maternity cash grants.

The schemes listed under f., g., h., i., j. and k. are non-contributory as also is unemployment assistance of b. above. The others are contributory (The scheme mentioned under d. imposes an obligation on employers with no State contribution).

[Note by the Secretariat : Last updating contained in a letter from the Department of Foreign Affairs of Ireland, dated 31 May 1983, registered at the Secretariat General on 6 June 1984.]
Period covered: 01/07/1954 -
Articles concerned : 7

Interpretation of the terms: "nationals" and "territory"

a Nationals : Citizens of Ireland.
b Territory : That part of the national territory of the whole island of Ireland for the time being under the jurisdiction of the Government of Ireland.
Period covered: 01/07/1954 -
Articles concerned : 2


Italy

ANNEX III - Reservations to the Agreement formulated by the Contracting Parties

The Government of Italy has formulated the following reservations :

a. The provisions of the Agreement in the field of medical care are applicable to nationals of member States under the conditions laid down by Act No. 33 of 29 February 1980 and successive consolidating provisions.

b. The provisions of the Conventions mentioned in Annex II are applicable as regards medical care, exclusively to workers who are nationals of Contracting States and members of their families.

[Note by the Secretariat : Last updating contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Italy, dated 30 May 1983, registered at the Secretariat General on 31 May 1983.]
Period covered: 31/05/1983 -
Articles concerned : 9

ANNEX II - Bilateral and Multilateral Agreements to which the Agreement applies

a. General Convention between Italy and France to co-ordinate the application of French social security legislation and of Italian social insurance and family benefits legislation to the nationals of the two countries, dated 31 March 1948.

b. General Convention between Italy and Belgium on social insurance, dated 30 April 1948.

c. Convention between Belgium, France and Italy to extend and co-ordinate the application of Belgian and French social security legislation and Italian social insurance and family benefits legislation to the nationals of the three countries, dated 19 January 1951.

d. General Convention between the Republic of Italy and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg on social security, dated 29 May 1951.

e. Convention on social insurance between the Republic of Italy and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, dated 28 November 1951.

f. General Convention between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Republic of Italy on social insurance, dated 18 October 1952.

g. Convention between the Republic of Italy and the Federal Republic of Germany on social insurance, dated 5 May 1953.

h. Convention between the Republic of Italy and the Kingdom of Sweden on social security, dated 25 September 1979.

i. Convention between the Republic of Italy and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on social insurance in Italy and in Northern Ireland, dated 29 January 1957.

j. Convention between Italy, France and the Saar to extend and co-ordinate the application to the nationals of all three countries of French social security legislation and Italian and Saar legislation on social security and family benefits, dated 27 November 1952.

k. Convention between the Republic of Italy and the Kingdom of Norway on social security, dated 12 June 1959.

[Note by the Secretariat : Last updating contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Italy, dated 30 May 1983, registered at the Secretariat General on 31 May 1983.]
Period covered: 01/09/1958 -
Articles concerned : 8

ANNEX I - Social Security Schemes to which the Agreement applies

Laws and regulations relating to :

a. Sickness benefits, including tuberculosis and maternity.

b. Compulsory insurance against employment injuries.

c. Benefits for the unemployed.

d. Special compulsory insurance schemes for certain categories of employees.

e. Family benefits.

The scheme mentioned under c. above and the sickness insurance schemes for landowning farmers, "métayers", tenant farmers, artisans and fishermen (independent workers) included among the special schemes mentioned under d. above are partly of a contributory nature and partly non-contributory. All other schemes are contributory.

[Note by the Secretariat : Last updating contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Italy, dated 30 May 1983, registered at the Secretariat General on 31 May 1983.]
Period covered: 01/09/1958 -
Articles concerned : 7

Interpretation of the terms: "nationals" and "territory"

a Nationals : All citizens of the State and all persons to whom the nationality laws of the State have been extended, including all stateless persons residing on the territory of the State.
b Territory : The national metropolitan territory.
Period covered: 01/08/1958 -
Articles concerned : 2


Latvia

Reservation contained in a Note Verbale from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia, handed over to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 13 August 2001 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 9 of the Agreement, the Republic of Latvia reserves the right not to apply the provisions of the Agreement to the birth and baby-minding allowance system and to allowances relating to the development of alternative forms of care – allowances to adoptive families and guardians.
Period covered: 01/09/2001 -
Articles concerned : 9

Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia, handed over to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 13 August 2001 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 8 of the Agreement, the Republic of Latvia declares that the agreements to which Article 3 applies are :

1. Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Latvia and the Government of the Republic of Lithuania on the Co-operation in the Field of Social Insurance, signed on 17 December 1993 and entered into force on 31 January 1995;

2. Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Latvia and the Government of the Republic of Estonia on Co-operation in the Field of Social Security, signed on 28 May 1996 and entered into force on 29 January 1997.
Period covered: 01/09/2001 -
Articles concerned : 8

Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia, handed over to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 13 August 2001 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 7 of the Agreement, the Republic of Latvia declares that the social security schemes to which Article 1 applies are:

1. unemployment benefit;
2. sickness and maternity benefits;
3. insurance compensation relating to occupational injuries or diseases;
4. family State benefit;
5. health care services.

The schemes listed under 1., 2. and 3. are contributory and the schemes listed under 4. and 5. are non-contributory.
Period covered: 01/09/2001 -
Articles concerned : 7

Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia, handed over to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 13 August 2001 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 1, paragraph 4, of the Agreement, the Republic of Latvia declares that the term:

1. “nationals” means:
a. citizens of the Republic of Latvia;
b. non-citizens of the Republic of Latvia who are subjects of the Law on the Status of Former USSR Citizens who are not Citizens of Latvia or any other State.

2. “territory” means all the territory of the Republic of Latvia which is in its jurisdiction in conformity with international law.
Period covered: 01/09/2001 -
Articles concerned : 1


Lithuania

ANNEX I - Social Security Schemes to which the Agreement applies

Lithuanian laws and regulations relating to:

a. sickness benefits;

b. maternity (paternity) benefits;
c. unemployment benefits;

d. death grants;

e. family allowances.

The schemes listed under a., c., are of a contributory nature, the schemes listed under b., d., are mixed, while the scheme listed under e. is of a non-contributory nature.
Period covered: 01/12/1999 -
Articles concerned : 7


Luxembourg

ANNEX III - Reservations to the Agreement formulated by the Contracting Parties

The Government of Luxembourg has formualted the following reservation :

The Luxembourg Government reserves the right not to apply the provisions of this Agreement to the system of birth allowances.

[Note by the Secretariat : Last updating contained in a letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Luxembourg, dated 30 November 1961, registered at the Secretariat General on 1 December 1961.]
Period covered: 11/12/1958 -
Articles concerned : 9

ANNEX II - Bilateral and Multilateral Agreements to which the Agreement applies

a. General Convention between the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and France on social security, dated 12 November 1949.

b. General Convention between the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and Belgium on social security, dated 3 December 1949.

c. General Convention between the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the Netherlands on social security, dated 8 July 1950.

d. Multilateral Convention on social security concluded by the Brussels Treaty Powers on 7 November 1949.

e. Convention on social security between the United Kingdom and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, dated 13 October 1953.

f. General Convention between the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the Italian Republic on social security, dated 29 May 1951.

g. Convention on social security between the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and Portugal of 12 February 1965, with the exception of Article 3, paragraph 2, and special Protocol of 12 February 1965, in the wording of the supplementary agreements of 5 June 1972 and 20 May 1977.

[Note by the Secretariat : Last updating contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Luxembourg, dated 16 May 1983, registered at the Secretariat General on 17 May 1983.]
Period covered: 18/11/1958 -
Articles concerned : 8

ANNEX I - Social Security Schemes to which the Agreement applies

Laws and regulations relating to :

a. Sickness insurance (sickness, maternity and death).

b. Employment injury and occupational diseases insurance.

c. Unemployment benefits.

d. Family benefits.

The above schemes, with the exception of birth grants, are of a contributory character.

[Note by the Secretariat : Last updating contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Luxembourg, dated 16 September 1982, registered at the Secretariat General on 17 September 1982.]
Period covered: 11/12/1958 -
Articles concerned : 7

Interpretation of the terms: "nationals" and "territory"

a Nationals : Persons of Luxembourg nationality.
b Territory : The territory of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
Period covered: 01/12/1958 -
Articles concerned : 2


Netherlands

ANNEX II - Bilateral and Multilateral Agreements to which the Agreement applies

a. Convention between the Netherlands and Belgium concerning insurance against occupational accidents, dated 9 February 1921.

b. Convention between the Netherlands and Norway concerning reciprocity of treatment with regard to the insurance of industrial workers and seamen, dated 9 January 1925.

c. Convention between the Netherlands and Denmark concerning accident insurance, dated 23 October 1926.

d. Convention between the Netherlands and Belgium concerning the application of the legislation of the two countries as regards social insurance, dated 29 August 1947, as amended by the Convention of 4 November 1957 revising the Convention of 29 August 1947.

e. General Convention between the Netherlands and France on social security, dated 7 January 1950.

f. Convention between the Netherlands and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg on social security, dated 8 July 1950.

g. Convention between the Netherlands and the Federal Republic of Germany on social insurance, dated 29 March 1951.

h. Multilateral Convention on social security concluded by the Brussels Treaty Powers on 7 November 1949.

i. Agreement on social security for Rhine boatmen, dated 27 January 1950, replaced by the Convention on social security for Rhine boatmen, dated 13 February 1961 (entered into force on 1 February 1970).

j. General Convention between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Italy on social insurance, dated 28 October 1952.

k. Convention between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the United Kingdom on social security, dated 11 August 1954.

l. Convention between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Republic of Turkey on social security and Protocol of signature, dated 5 April 1966 (entry into force on 1 February 1968), as amended by the Convention of 4 September 1980 revising the Convention of 5 April 1966.

m. Convention between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Kingdom of Greece on social security, dated 13 September 1966 (entered into force on 1 July 1970).

n. Convention on social security between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Republic of Portugal, dated 19 July 1979 (entered into force on 1 January 1981).

o. Convention on social security between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Kingdom of Sweden, dated 2 July 1982 (entered into force on 1 March 1983).

[Note by the Secretariat : Last updating contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of the Netherlands, dated 10 May 1983, registered at the Secretariat General on 11 May 1983.]
Period covered: 01/04/1955 -
Articles concerned : 8

ANNEX I - Social Security Schemes to which the Agreement applies

Laws and regulations relating to :

a. Health insurance (benefits in cash and in kind, maternity).

b. Family allowances.

c. Unemployment insurance and assistance.

The above-mentioned schemes are of a contributory nature, with the exception of unemployment assistance.

[Note by the Secretariat : Last updating contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of the Netherlands, dated 31 July 1982, registered at the Secretariat General on 3 August 1982.]
Period covered: 01/04/1955 -
Articles concerned : 7

Interpretation of the terms: "nationals" and "territory"

a Nationals : Persons of Netherlands nationality.
b Territory : The territory of the Kingdom in Europe.
Period covered: 01/10/1954 -
Articles concerned : 2


Norway

Interpretation of the terms: "nationals" and "territory"

a Nationals : Persons of Norwegian nationality according to the Norwegian Nationality Act of 8th December 1950.
b Territory : The Kingdom of Norway, with the exception of Svalbard. The Agreements will not apply to the Svalbard (Spitzbergen) Archipelago, although these territories form a part of the Kingdom, owing to the fact that the Norwegian social security system has not been extended to the said territories.
Period covered: 01/10/1954 -
Articles concerned : 2

ANNEX III - Reservations to the Agreement formulated by the Contracting Parties

The Government of Norway has formulated the following reservations :

a. The provisions of the Agreement and Protocol shall not apply to the Convention on social security between Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Sweden of 5 March 1981, in force as of 1 January 1982.

b. The provisions of the Agreement and Protocol shall not apply to the Convention on social security between Norway and the Republic of Portugal of 5 June 1980, in force as of 1 September 1981.

c. Concerning seamen on Norwegian ships in foreign trade, the "European Interim Agreement on Social Security other than Schemes for Old-Age, Invalidity and Survivors", and the additional Protocol, dated 11 December 1953, shall apply to the "Agreement between Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Sweden, relating to rules for crediting qualifying periods etc., in connection with the right to daily cash benefit for unemployed insured persons" and the Final Protocol dated 28 June 1976, only in cases where the persons in question are nationals of Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland or Sweden, or are permanently residing in one of these countries.

d. The "European Interim Agreement on Social Security other than Schemes for Old-Age, Invalidity and Survivors" shall not apply to the "Agreement between Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Sweden, relating to rules for crediting qualifying periods etc., in connection with the right to daily cash benefit for unemployed insured persons", Article 3, third subsection.

e. Concerning seamen on Norwegian ships in foreign trade, the "European Interim Agreement on Social Security other than Schemes for Old-Age, Invalidity and Survivors", and the additional Protocol, dated 11 December 1953, shall apply to the "Nordic Agreement on Benefits in case of unemployment" between Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Sweden, dated 12 November 1985, only in cases where the persons in question are nationals of Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland or Sweden, or are permanently residing in one of these countries.

f. Concerning persons working abroad - including on ships under foreign flag, the "European Interim Agreement on Social Security other than Schemes for Old-Age, Invalidity and Survivors", and the additional Protocol, dated 11 December 1953, shall apply to the "Nordic Agreement on Benefits in case of unemployment" between Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Sweden, dated 12 November 1985, only in cases when it is decided by national legislation.

[Note by the Secretariat : Last updating contained in a letter from the Ministry of Social Affairs of Norway, dated 22 December 1987, registered at the Secretariat General on 4 January 1988.]
Period covered: 01/10/1954 -
Articles concerned : 9

ANNEX II - Bilateral and Multilateral Agreements to which the Agreement applies

a. Convention between Norway and the Netherlands concerning reciprocity of treatment with regard to the insurance of industrial workers and seamen of 9 January 1925.

b. Convention between Norway and France on social security of 30 September 1954, in force as of 1 July 1956.

c. Convention between Norway and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland of 25 July 1957, in force as of 1 April 1958.

d. Convention between Norway and Italy on social security of 12 June 1959, in force as of 1 February 1962.

e. Convention between Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Sweden concerning the crediting of qualification periods etc., in connection with the rights to benefits for those insured against unemployment of 28 June 1976, in force as of 1 July 1976.

f. Convention between Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Sweden on social security of 5 March 1981, in force as of 1 January 1982. Administrative Agreement of 25 October 1982.

g. Convention between Norway and the Republic of Turkey of 20 July 1978, in force as of 1 June 1981. Administrative Agreement of 30 July 1981.

h. Convention between Norway and the Republic of Portugal on social security of 5 June 1980, in force as of 1 September 1981. Administrative Agreement of 15 December 1980.

i. Convention between Norway and the Republic of Greece on social security of 12 June 1980, in force as of 1 June 1983. Administrative Agreement of 12 December 1980.

j. Nordic Agreement between Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Sweden on benefits in case of unemployment, of 12 November 1985.

[Note by the Secretariat : Last updating contained in a letter from the Ministry of Social Affairs of Norway, dated 22 December 1987, registered at the Secretariat General on 4 January 1988.]
Period covered: 01/10/1954 -
Articles concerned : 8

ANNEX I - Social Security Schemes to which the Agreement applies

Laws and regulations relating to :

a. Sickness, maternity and death grants under the National Insurance Act of 17 June 1966.

b. The Act on insurance against occupational injuries of 12 December 1958 (applicable in the case of injuries having occurred before 1 January 1971).

c. Occupational injuries under the National Insurance Act of 17 June 1966 (applicable in the case of injuries occurring after 1 January 1971).

d. Special Supplement to benefits from the National Insurance Schemes under the Act of 19 June 1969.

e. Compensation Supplement to benefits from the National Insurance Scheme under the Act of 19 December 1969.

f. Unemployment insurance under the National Insurance Act of 17 June 1966.

g. Family allowances under the Act of 24 October 1946.

The schemes listed under a., b., c. and f. are contributory and the schemes listed under d., e. and g. are non-contributory.

[Note by the Secretariat : Last updating contained in a letter from the Ministry of Social Affairs of Norway, dated 6 September 1982, registered at the Secretariat General on 8 September 1982.]
Period covered: 01/10/1954 -
Articles concerned : 7


Portugal

ANNEX II - Bilateral and Multilateral Agreements to which the Agreement applies

a. General Convention between Portugal and Belgium on social security and Protocol of 14 September 1970.

b. General Convention between Portugal and France on social security of 29 July 1971 in the wording of the supplementary agreements of 7 February 1977 and 1 October 1979, and the General Protocol of 29 July 1971.

c. Convention between Portugal and the Federal Republic of Germany on social security of 6 November 1964, in the amended version of 30 September 1974.

d. Convention between Portugal and Luxembourg on social security of 12 February 1965, excluding Article 3, paragraph 2, and Special Protocol of 12 February 1965 in the wording of the supplementary agreements of 5 June 1972 and 20 May 1977.

e. Convention between Portugal and the Netherlands on social security and Final Protocol of 19 July 1979.

f. Convention between Portugal and Sweden on social security of 25 October 1978.

g. Convention between Portugal and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on social security and Protocol concerning medical treatment of 15 November 1978.

h. Convention between Portugal and Norway on social security and Protocol thereto of 5 June 1980.

i. Convention on social security between Portugal and Spain, signed on 11 June 1969.

[Note by the Secretariat : Last updating contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Portugal, dated 21 March 2000, registered at the Secretariat General on 23 march 2000.]
Period covered: 01/05/1978 -
Articles concerned : 8

Interpretation of the terms: "nationals" and "territory"

a Nationals : Persons of Portuguese nationality.
b Territory : The metropolitan territory of Portugal and the archipelagoes of the Azores and Madeira.
Period covered: 01/05/1978 -
Articles concerned : 2

ANNEX I - Social Security Schemes to which the Agreement applies

Laws and regulations on :

a. benefits in respect of sickness.

b. benefits in respect of maternity.

c. Death grants.

d. benefits in respect of employment injury.

e. benefits in respect of unemployment.

f. Family allowances.

g. special schemes for specific ranks of workers, insofar as they relate to the benefits mentioned in the sub-paragraphs here-above.

h. the remedy for damages due to labour accidents.

All these schemes are contributory.

[Note by the Secretariat : Last updating contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Portugal, dated 21 March 2000, registered at the Secretariat General on 23 March 2000.]
Period covered: 01/05/1978 -
Articles concerned : 7


Spain

ANNEX I - Social Security Schemes to which the Agreement applies

Laws and regulations relating to :

a. Sickness, maternity, death benefits.

b. Family allowances.

c. Ordinary unemployment benefits.

d. Occupational injuries and diseases benefits.

All the above schemes are of a contributory nature.
Period covered: 01/02/1987 -
Articles concerned : 7

ANNEX II - Bilateral and Multilateral Agreements to which the Agreement applies

a. Convention between Spain and the Federal Republic of Germany on social security, and Final Protocol, dated 4 December 1973.
Convention between Spain and the Federal Republic of Germany, complementary to the Convention of 4 December 1973, dated 17 December 1975.

b. General Convention between Spain and Belgium on social security, dated 28 November 1956, and Convention revising the former, dated 10 October 1967.

c. General Convention between Spain and France on social security and Protocol, dated 31 October 1974.

d. Convention between Spain and Italy on social security, dated 30 October 1979.

e. Convention between Spain and Luxembourg on social security, and Special Protocol, dated 8 May 1969.
Complementary Agreements, dated 27 June 1975 and 29 March 1978.

f. Convention between Spain and the Kingdom of the Netherlands on social security and Final Protocol, dated 5 February 1974.

g. General Convention between Spain and Portugal on social security, dated 11 June 1969, and Complementary Agreement, dated 7 May 1973.

h. Convention between Spain and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on social security, dated 13 September 1974.

i. Convention between Spain and Sweden on social security, dated 4 February 1983.
Period covered: 22/08/1985 -
Articles concerned : 8

Interpretation of the terms: "nationals" and "territory"

a Nationals : Concerning the term "national", the Spanish Constitution (Art. 11.1) provides that "Spanish nationality is acquired, maintained and lost in accordance with the provisions of the law".
"Nationals" or "Spanish" are therefore those persons which the Civil Code considers as such in its Articles 17 to 28, either by their origin or on the grounds expressly laid down by law.

b Territory : Concerning the term "territory", reference must be made to the "Spanish territory" or to Spain as mentioned in Article 8 of the Civil Code.
The geographical and juridical determination of the Spanish territory is very complex and is made, not only by means of international treaties with neighbouring States, but also by means of other rules of international law (territorial sea, continental shelf, economic zone, air space, ships, etc.).
Period covered: 21/08/1985 -
Articles concerned : 2


Sweden

ANNEX II - Bilateral and Multilateral Agreements to which the Agreement applies

a. Convention between Sweden and Denmark concerning unemployment insurance, dated 31 May 1946.

b. Convention between Sweden and Norway concerning the reciprocal recognition of unemployment insurance contributions, dated 18 December 1948.

c. Convention between Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway on social security, dated 15 September 1955, and Protocol.

d. Convention between Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Norway concerning the transfer of members of an insurance scheme in one of the signatory countries to an insurance scheme in another of these countries and sickness benefits for temporary residents in one of the above-mentioned countries, dated 19 December 1956.

e. Convention between Sweden and Italy on social security, dated 25 May 1955.

f. Convention between Sweden and the United Kingdom on social security, dated 9 June 1956.

[Note by the Secretariat : Last updating contained in a letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden, dated 10 December 1959, registered at the Secretariat General on 14 December 1959.]
Period covered: 01/10/1955 -
Articles concerned : 8

ANNEX I - Social Security Schemes to which the Agreement applies

Laws and regulations relating to :

a. Sickness insurance.

b. Insurance against industrial accidents and occupational diseases.

c. Unemployment insurance and unemployment assistance.

d. Common family allowances.

e. Maternity grants.

f. Various medical services.

The schemes listed under b. and the unemployment insurance scheme listed under c. are of a contributory nature. The scheme listed under a., the unemployment assistance scheme listed under c. and the schemes listed under d., e. and f. are non-contributory.

[Note by the Secretariat : Last updating contained in a letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden, dated 10 December 1959, registered at the Secretariat General on 14 December 1959.]
Period covered: 01/10/1955 -
Articles concerned : 7

Interpretation of the terms: "nationals" and "territory"

a Nationals : Citizens of Sweden.
b Territory : The territory of Sweden.
Period covered: 01/10/1955 -
Articles concerned : 2


Turkey

ANNEX II - Bilateral and Multilateral Agreements to which the Agreement applies

a. Convention on social security between Turkey and the United Kingdom signed on 9 September 1959 and entered into force on 1 June 1961.

b. Convention on social security between Turkey and the Federal Republic of Germany, signed on 30 April 1964 and entered into force on 1 November 1965.

c. Convention on social security between Turkey and the Netherlands, signed on 5 April 1966 and entered into force on 1 February 1968.

d. Convention on social security between Turkey and Belgium, signed on 4 July 1966 and entered into force on 1 May 1968.

e. Convention on social security between Turkey and France, signed on 20 January 1972 and entered into force on 1 August 1973.

f. Convention on social security between Turkey and Denmark, signed on 22 January 1976 and entered into force on 1 February 1978.

g. Convention on social security between Turkey and Sweden, signed on 30 June 1978 and entered into force on 1 May 1981.

h. Convention on social security between Turkey and Norway, signed on 20 July 1978 and entered into force on 1 June 1981.

[Note by the Secretariat : Last updating contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Turkey, dated 2 March 1983, registered at the Secretariat General on 4 March 1983.]
Period covered: 01/05/1967 -
Articles concerned : 8

ANNEX I - Social Security Schemes to which the Agreement applies

a. The Social Insurance legislation in force applying to employed persons, excluding small businessmen and artisans and other self-employed persons and excluding agricultural workers other than those employed in forestry works and those employed on wages in public or private agricultural works and those employed in such works which are related to agricultural crafts or carried out at agricultural work places without being considered as agricultural works and those employed in parks, gardens or plant nurseries or in similar works at such work places which are not considered as agricultural work places :

i. Sickness insurance
ii. Maternity insurance
iii. Industrial accidents insurance
iv. Occupational diseases insurance

b. The legislation pertaining to the special regime applying to the Social Insurance Funds which have been taken into the scope of the social insurance system and which, as a minimum requirement, are charged with the application of the above legislation.

The above schemes are contributory.

[Note by the Secretariat : Last updating contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Turkey, dated 2 March 1983, registered at the Secretariat General on 4 March 1983.]
Period covered: 01/05/1967 -
Articles concerned : 7

Interpretation of the terms: "nationals" and "territory"

a Nationals : Persons possessing Turkish nationality.
b Territory : The territory under Turkish sovereignty.
Period covered: 01/10/1955 -
Articles concerned : 2


United Kingdom

ANNEX II - Bilateral and Multilateral Agreements to which the Agreement applies

a. Convention on social security and Protocol concerning benefits in kind between the United Kingdom and Belgium, which was signed in Brussels on 20 May 1957.

b. Convention on social security between the United Kingdom and Cyprus, which was signed in Nicosia on 6 October 1969.

c. Convention on social security between the United Kingdom and Denmark, which was signed in London on 27 August 1959.

d. Convention on social security (with Protocols) between the United Kingdom and France, which was signed in Paris on 10 July 1956.

e. Convention on social security between the United Kingdom and the Federal Republic of Germany, which was signed in Bonn on 20 April 1960.

f. Agreement on social security between the United Kingdom and the Irish Republic, which was signed in Dublin on 28 February 1966.

g. Agreement on social security between the United Kingdom and the Irish Republic, which was signed in Dublin on 3 October 1968.

h. Agreement on social security between the United Kingdom and the Irish Republic, which was signed in London on 14 September 1971.

i. Convention on social security between the United Kingdom and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, which was signed in London on 13 October 1953.

j. Convention on social security between the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, which was signed at The Hague on 11 August 1954.

k. Convention on social security between the United Kingdom and Norway, which was signed in London on 25 July 1957.

l. Convention on social security between the United Kingdom and Portugal, which was signed in London on 15 November 1978.

m. Convention on social security between the United Kingdom and Sweden, which was signed in Stockholm on 9 June 1956.

n. Convention on social security between the United Kingdom and the Republic of Turkey, which was signed in Ankara on 9 September 1959.

[Note by the Secretariat : Last updating contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 25 February 1983, registered at the Secretariat General on 3 March 1983.]
Period covered: 01/10/1954 -
Articles concerned : 8

ANNEX III - Reservations to the Agreement formulated by the Contracting Parties

The Government of the United Kingdom has formulated the following reservation :

Under the scheme of family allowances in Northern Ireland, nationals of other Contracting Parties will be treated as if they were United Kingdom nationals but they will not be treated as if they were born in the United Kingdom.

[Note by the Secretariat : Last updating contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 9 January 1959, registered at the Secretariat General on 9 January 1959.]
Period covered: 01/10/1954 -
Articles concerned : 8

ANNEX I - Social Security Schemes to which the Agreement applies

Laws and regulations concerning Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man :

a. Establishing insurance schemes in respect of unemployment, sickness and death and of the confinement of women.

b. Establishing insurance schemes in respect of personal injury caused by industrial accident and of prescribed diseases and injuries due to employment.

c. Establishing the schemes of family allowances.

d. Establishing the national health services.

e. Establishing the supplementary benefits' scheme.

f. Relating to the obsolete schemes of workmen's compensation for industrial accidents and diseases insofar as they continue to have effect.

The schemes listed under a. and b. are of a contributory nature. Those listed under c., d. and e. are of a non-contributory nature.

[Note by the Secretariat : Last updating contained in a letter from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom, dated 7 February 1971, registered at the Secretariat General on 7 February 1971.]
Period covered: 01/10/1954 -
Articles concerned : 7

Interpretation of the terms: "nationals" and "territory"

a Nationals : Citizens of the United Kingdom and Colonies.
b Territory : England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man, but not the Channel Islands or other territories for whose international relations the United Kingdom Government are responsible; nevertheless, consideration may be given later to the question of extending the application of the Agreements to the Channel Islands.
Period covered: 01/10/1954 -
Articles concerned : 2


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