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A Decision taken by common Agreement between the Representatives of the Governments of the Member States, meeting at Head of State and of Government level, on the location of certain bodies and departments of the European Communities and of Europol (29.10.1993) establishes the...
A Decision taken by common Agreement between the Representatives of the Governments of the Member States, meeting at Head of State and of Government level, on the location of certain bodies and departments of the European Communities and of Europol (29.10.1993) establishes the following:

The European Environment Agency shall have its seat in the area of Copenhagen;

The European Training Foundation shall have its seat at Turin;

The Office for Veterinary and Plant-Health Inspection and Control shall have its seat in a town in Ireland to be determined by the Irish Government;

The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction shall have its seat at Lisbon;

The European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products shall have its seat at London;

The Agency for Health and Safety at Work shall have its seat in Spain, in a town to be determined by the Spanish Government;

The European Monetary Institute and the future European Central Bank shall have their seat at Frankfurt;

The Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (trade marks, designs and models), including its Boards of Appeal, shall have its seat in Spain, in a town to be determined by the Spanish Government;

Europol, and the Europol Drugs Unit, shall have their seat at The Hague.

In addition, the Decision includes a number of declarations, to the effect that:

The seat of the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training is at present located in Berlin. The Representatives of the Governments of the Member States call upon the institutions of the European Community to provide that this seat shall be determined, as soon as possible, in Thessaloniki. The Commission will submit a proposal to this effect in the near future.

A Translation Centre for the bodies of the Union will be set up within the Commission's Translation Departments located in Luxembourg.

The Member States undertake to support the candidacy of Luxembourg as a seat of the Common Appeal Court for Community patents (provided for in the Protocol on the settlement of litigation annexed to the Community Patent Agreement of 15 December 1989).

At the Conference of Representatives of the Governments of the Member States the Commission confirmed that it intends to consolidate the establishment of those of its departments that are located in Luxembourg.

Finally, the Member States noted that budgetary resources are available to enable the European Foundation for living and working Conditions in Dublin to perform a number of new tasks.

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  • Germany, Denmark, Greece, Spain, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal
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