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Agreement Of Bilateral Cooperation

39. Countries may include in a bilateral or multilateral agreement a provision on the possibility of termating the information procedure referred to in Article 3(1) to (6) of the Convention. If the party concerned has indicated that it intends to participate in the EIA procedure, but subsequently wishes to terminate its participation, a specific bilateral clause may stipulate that “the country concerned shall inform the country of origin in the same manner as it has indicated its intention to participate in the procedure”. From 2008 to 2011, the Ministry ensured, coordinated and signed contractual documents (agreements, cooperation programs, memoranda of understanding) in the field of culture and the arts with the following developing countries: Ukraine, Republic of Armenia, Republic of Azerbaijan, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, People`s Republic of China, Georgia, Republic of Indonesia, Syrian Arab Republic, Republic of Turkey, Republic of India, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Macedonia and the Republic of Kenya. In general, the content of these agreements requires, in some cases, more extensive regulation, the definition of specific cooperation and assistance measures. 7. This document is based on the replies to the questionnaire and on the discussions that took place at the Viennese expert meeting and workshop. It indicates the possible key elements for bilateral or multilateral agreements or agreements, such as other modalities for the application of the Convention, the designation of contact points, the translation of documents, financial aspects, public information and involvement in the country concerned, joint EIA, consultations between the parties, decision-making, dispute settlement and post-conclusion analysis. Where possible and appropriate, different possible solutions have been identified. The benefits of bilateral policies lie in the high intensity and very specific results that cooperation between two partner countries can bring. These are then integrated into the regional and multilateral context.

Countries and regions with which Austria has concluded cooperation agreements in the field of education through the BMBWF include Israel, the Russian Federation and the countries of South-Eastern Europe. 9. Bilateral or multilateral cooperation could benefit from an exchange of information on legal and administrative issues, environmental data and the state of the environment in both countries. Russia`s active participation in the Egmont FiU Group, which includes the hotlines of 151 separate legal services and allows its members to exchange information through a specific secure communication channel, contributes to the effectiveness of international cooperation in the field of AML/CFT. 70. One possible solution could be to follow the broadest national system in the steps to be taken jointly. Another possibility is to develop a new common EIA procedure and formulate it in a bilateral agreement specifically concluded for this purpose. An important point in this regard is that the preparation and the corresponding decision-making processes should take place simultaneously. 4. The workshop recommended that the meeting of the signatories organize (a) the continuation of the exchange of information on examples of bilateral and multilateral cooperation and arrangements and (b) publish the report on this workshop, as it is below, in the environmental series together with the report of the workshop in Moscow, Russian Federation. . .


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