Council of Europe. Recommendation No. R CSS (97) 12 on the application of the European code of social security and the Protocol thereto by Sweden

COUNCIL OF EUROPE

COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS

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RESOLUTION CSS (97) 12

ON THE APPLICATION OF THE EUROPEAN CODE OF SOCIAL SECURITY

AND THE PROTOCOL THERETO BY SWEDEN

(Period from 1 July 1995 to 30 June 1996)

(Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 30 October 1997

at the 607th 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, signed on 16 April 1964, entered into force on 17 March 1968 and since that date have been binding on Sweden, which ratified them on 25 September 1965;

    Whereas, when ratifying the Code and the Protocol, the Swedish Government 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:

- Part II of the Code on "medical care",

- Part III of the Code, as modified by the Protocol, on "sickness benefit",

- Part IV of the Code, as modified by the Protocol, on "unemployment benefit",

- Part V of the Code, as modified by the Protocol, on "old-age benefit",

- Part VII of the Code, as modified by the Protocol, on "family benefit",

- Part VIII of the Code on "maternity benefit",

- Part IX of the Code, as modified by the Protocol, on "invalidity benefit",

- Part X of the Code, as modified by the Protocol, on "survivors' benefit";

    Whereas, in pursuance of paragraph 1 of Article 74 of the Code, as modified by the Protocol, the Swedish Government submitted, on 28 August 1996, its 29th annual report on the application of the Code, as modified by the Protocol, for the period from 1 July 1995 to 30 June 1996;

    Whereas, in accordance with paragraph 4 of Article 74, that report was examined by the International Labour Organisations (ILO) Committee of Experts for the Application of Conventions and Recommendations, at its 67th meeting in November-December 1996;

    Whereas, in accordance with paragraph 5 of Article 74, this report and the conclusions adopted thereon by the above-mentioned Committee were examined by the European Committee for Social Security of the Council of Europe, at its meeting in May 1997;

    Having considered the conclusions reached by the above-mentioned European committee after examination of the aforesaid documents;

    Recalling  Resolution CSS (96) 12 on the 28th report submitted by the Swedish Government in pursuance of paragraph 1 of Article 74 of the Code, as modified by the Protocol,

    Finds that Sweden continues to give full effect to the provisions of those parts of the Code and of the Protocol which have been accepted;

    Decides to invite the Government of Sweden to communicate, in its next report and in accordance with Article 74(1)(b)(ii) of the Code, statistics on the level of cash benefits, in the form requested in the report form for the Parts of the Code that have been accepted, as amended, where appropriate, by the Protocol.



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