Resolution CM/ResCSS(2010)7
on the application of the European Code of Social Security and its Protocol
by Germany
(Period from 1 July 2008 to 30 June 2009)

(Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 29 September 2010
at the 1094th meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies)

The Committee of Ministers,

In the exercise of the functions conferred upon it by Article 75 of the European Code of Social Security (hereinafter referred to as the “Code”), as modified by the provisions of its Protocol (hereinafter referred to as the “Protocol”), and with a view to supervising the application of these two instruments by the Contracting Parties;

Whereas the Code and the Protocol, opened for signature on 16 April 1964, entered into force on 17 March 1968 and since 28 January 1972 have been binding on the Federal Republic of Germany which ratified them on 27 January 1971;

Whereas, when ratifying the Code and the Protocol, the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany stated that it accepted, in addition to the parts which must be applied by every Contracting Party (Parts I, XI, XII, XIII and XIV), the following parts of the Code, as modified by the Protocol:

- Part II on “medical care”;

- Part III on “sickness benefit”;

- Part IV on “unemployment benefit”;

- Part V on “old-age benefit”;

- Part VI on “employment injury benefit”;

- Part VII on “family benefit”;

- Part VIII on “maternity benefit”;

- Part IX on “invalidity benefit”;

- Part X on “survivors’ benefit”;

Whereas, in pursuance of paragraph 1 of Article 74 of the Code, as modified by the Protocol, the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany submitted its 38th annual report on the application of the Code, as modified by the Protocol, for the period from 1 July 2008 to 30 June 2009;

Whereas, in accordance with paragraph 4 of Article 74, that report was examined by the ILO Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations at its 80th meeting in November and December 2009,

On the basis of updated statistics on the level and adjustment of pensions, the Committee of Ministers finds that the law and practice in Germany continue to give full effect to all accepted parts of the Code and the Protocol.



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