1071st (Budget) meeting – 25 November 2009

Item 11.3

Co-ordinating Committee on Remuneration (CCR) –
Annual adjustment of remuneration of the staff of the Co-ordinated Organisations at
1 January 2010 – 198th report
(CM(2009)152 and CM(2009)152 add)

Decisions

A. The Deputies, having regard to the recommendations set out in paragraph 4 of the 198th report of the Co-ordinating Committee on Remuneration (CCR) (document CM(2009)152), concerning the adjustment of remuneration of the staff of the Co-ordinated Organisations, in so far as they concern the Council of Europe,

1. agreed to adopt, with effect from 1 January 2010, the salary scales resulting from the application of the adjustment indices indicated in Appendix 2 of the 198th report (the adjustment index for France being 2.0%), as shown in the tables for each state attached to that report, with the exception of the salary scales for B and C grade staff members for Belgium, France, Germany and Hungary which are replaced by the salary scales set out in document CM(2009)152 add;

2. noted that, in accordance with Article 5, any special adjustment shall be deducted from the annual adjustment;

3. agreed to suspend, in accordance with Article 11 – in view of the small budgetary impact for the year 2010 – the negative effect of the annual adjustment of the scales and allowances expressed in fixed amounts for Ireland and Turkey in order to maintain their current level until a later adjustment allows an increase above the current frozen level;

4. noted that, in pursuance of Article 36 of the 132nd report (CM(2001)170 rev), pensions payable under Appendix V of the Staff Regulations will be adjusted in the same proportions and at the same date as the salary of staff in relation to which they are calculated;

5. noted that, in accordance with the interpretation given to paragraph 3 of the 34th report by the CCG (CCG(65)5) dated 25 October 1965, at its 77th session on 29 June 1966 (cf. CCG/M(66)6), the salary of temporary staff serving in the Council of Europe will be adjusted in the same proportions as that of permanent staff;

6. noted that under the terms of Article 3 of Resolution CM/Res(2009)5 on the status and conditions of service of judges of the European Court of Human Rights and of the Commissioner for Human Rights, the annual remuneration of judges and of the Commissioner for Human Rights will be adjusted in accordance with any adjustments made to salaries of staff members based in France;

7. approved, with effect at 1 January 2010, the amounts of allowances and indemnities fixed in absolute value, adjusted in accordance with the procedure, set out in Appendix 5 to the 198th report of the CCR;

8. adopted Resolution CM/Res(2009)42 on the revision of the Regulations governing staff salaries and allowances, as it appears at Appendix 28 to the present volume of Decisions;

9. adopted Resolution CM/Res(2009)43 on the remuneration of specially appointed officials, as it appears at Appendix 29 to the present volume of Decisions;

10. unblocked the relevant part of the provisions for adjustment to remuneration entered under the Ordinary Budget, Service Budgets, the Pensions Budget and Subsidiary Budgets.

B. The Deputies, in their composition restricted to the Representatives of the States Parties to the Convention on the Elaboration of a European Pharmacopoeia,1 unblocked the provisions for adjustment to remuneration entered under the budget of the Partial Agreement for 2010.

C. The Deputies, in their composition restricted to the Representatives of the States members of the Council of Europe Development Bank,2 unblocked the provisions for adjustment to remuneration entered under the budget of the Partial Agreement for 2010.

D. The Deputies, in their composition restricted to the Representatives of the States members of the Partial Agreement on the Co-operation Group to combat drug abuse and illicit trafficking in drugs (Pompidou Group),3 unblocked the provisions for adjustment to remuneration entered under the budget of the Partial Agreement for 2010.

E. The Deputies, in their composition restricted to the Representatives of the States members of the Partial Agreement on the Co-operation Group for the prevention of, protection against, and organisation of relief in major natural and technological disasters,4 unblocked the provisions for adjustment to remuneration entered under the budget of the Partial Agreement for 2010.

F. The Deputies, in their composition restricted to the Representatives of the States members of the Partial Agreement on the European Support Fund for the co-production and distribution of creative cinematographic and audio-visual works “Eurimages”,5 unblocked the provisions for adjustment to remuneration entered under the budget of the Partial Agreement for 2010.

G. The Deputies unblocked the provisions for adjustment to remuneration entered under the budget of the Enlarged Agreement on the European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission) for 2010.

H. The Deputies, in their composition restricted to the Representatives of the States members of the Partial Agreement on the Youth Card,6 unblocked the provisions for adjustment to remuneration entered under the budget of the Partial Agreement for 2010.

I. The Deputies, in their composition restricted to the Representatives of the States members of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on the European Centre for Modern Languages (Graz),7 unblocked the provisions for adjustment to remuneration entered under the budget of the Partial Agreement for 2010.

Note 1 States concerned: Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, Turkey and United Kingdom.
Note 2 States concerned: Albania, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” and Turkey.
Note 3 States concerned: Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom.
Note 4 States concerned: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Georgia, Greece, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Serbia, Spain, “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, Turkey and Ukraine.
Note 5 States concerned: Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” and Turkey.
Note 6 States concerned: Andorra, Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain and Switzerland.
Note 7 States concerned: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” and United Kingdom.


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