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Details of Treaty No.159
|Title||Additional Protocol to the European Outline Convention on Transfrontier Co-operation between Territorial Communities or Authorities|
|Opening of the treaty||Strasbourg, 09/11/1995 - Treaty open for signature by the States signatory to the Outline-Convention|
|Entry into Force||01/12/1998 - 4 Ratifications.|
The Protocol aims to strengthen the Outline Convention by expressly recognising, under certain conditions, the right of territorial communities to conclude transfrontier co-operation agreements, the validity in domestic law of the acts and decisions made in the framework of a transfrontier co-operation agreement, and the legal corporate capacity ("legal personality") of any co-operation body set up under such an agreement.
As the general legal framework for co-operation of local/regional authorities across borders in Europe, the Outline Convention together with its Protocol will be useful to the new member States in their governmental reform processes.
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