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This Order may be cited as the European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (European Police Office) Order 2004 and shall come into force on the date on which the Protocol amending the Convention on the establishment of a European Police Office (Europol Convention) and the Protocol on the privileges and immunities of Europol, the members of its organs, the deputy directors and the employees of Europol signed at Brussels on 28th November 2002 enters into force in respect of the United Kingdom. That date shall be notified in the London, Edinburgh and Belfast Gazettes.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
To be appointed

To be appointed: (date to be notified in the London, Edinburgh and Belfast Gazettes as the day on which the Protocols specified above enter into force in respect of the United Kingdom): see above.

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The protocol specified in the Schedule to this Order is to be regarded as a Community Treaty as defined in section 1(2) of the European Communities Act 1972.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
To be appointed

To be appointed: (date to be notified in the London, Edinburgh and Belfast Gazettes as the day on which the Protocols specified in art 1 enter into force in respect of the United Kingdom): see art 1.

Signature

A K Galloway

Clerk of the Privy Council

SCHEDULE

SCHEDULE  

Protocol amending the Convention on the establishment of a European Police Office (Europol Convention) and the Protocol on the privileges and immunities of Europol, the members of its organs, the deputy directors and the employees of Europol signed at Brussels on 28th November 2002.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
To be appointed

To be appointed: (date to be notified in the London, Edinburgh and Belfast Gazettes as the day on which the Protocols specified in art 1 enter into force in respect of the United Kingdom): see art 1.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Order)

This Order declares the Protocol amending the Convention on the establishment of a European Police Office (Europol Convention) and the Protocol on the privileges and immunities of Europol, the members of its organs, the deputy directors and the employees of Europol signed at Brussels on 28th November 2002 (Cm 6337) to be a Community Treaty as defined in section 1(2) of the European Communities Act 1972. The principal effect of declaring this protocol to be a Community Treaty as so defined is to bring into play in relation to it the provisions of section 2 of the European Communities Act 1972 which provide for the implementation of treaties so specified.