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programmes for each financial year, as well as any supplementary and amending budgets. Member States participating in optional programmes shall adopt the budgets for these programmes in accordance with article 5.3, b).
In paragraph 5, the reference to the Council is deleted and the word «budget» is replaced by «budgets». The beginning of the paragraph therefore reads: «The adoption of the budgets shall constitute [...]». In sub-paragraph a) «budget» is also replaced by «budgets»; in sub-paragraph b) «Director» is replaced by «Director-General»;
In paragraph 6, the reference to the Council is deleted, and «Director is replaced by «Director-General». The beginning of paragraph 6 is therefore: «If a budget has not been adopted by the beginning of a financial year, the Director-General may [...] make payments in each chapter of the corresponding budget (..:]»;-
Paragraph 7 is replaced by the following:
. ,7 — Member States shall pay each month, on
a provisional basis and in accordance with the scale contributions, the amounts necessary for the application of paragraph 6 of this article.
Article 11 of the Convention becomes article 12 and is amended as follows: ;
In paragraph 1, «budget» is replaced by «budgets»; In paragraph 2,,«Director» is replaced by «Director-General». ...
Article 12 of the Convention becomes article 13.
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Article 13 of the Convention becomes article 14 and reads as follows:
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1 — A Member State that fails to fulfil its obligations under this Convention shall cease to be a member of EUMETSAT, if the Council so decides in conformity with the provisions of article 5.2, b), the State concerned not taking part in the vote on this issue. The decision shall take effect at a date decided by the Council.
2 — If a Member State is excluded from the Convention, the scales of contributions for the General Budget and for the mandatory programmes shall be adjusted in accordance with article 10.2. The Participating States shall, in accordance with the rules laid down in the Programmes Declaration, decide about any adjustment of scales of contributions following the exclusion from optional programmes.
' Article 15 Article 14 of the Convention becomes article 15.
Article 15 of the Convention becomes article 16 and it is amended as follows:
In paragraph 3, «Director» is replaced by «Director-General»; New paragraphs 5 and 6 are inserted:
5 — Accession to the EUMETSAT Convention . means as a minimum participation in the General
Budget an in all the mandatory programmes. . Participation in optional programmes is subject to , a decision of the Participating States in accordance , with articles 5.3, c). Any State that becomes a Party to the Convention shall make, a special payment towards the investments already made taking into account the mandatory and optional programmes in which the State will participate. The amount of payment shall be determined in conformity with article 5.2, a), i), as regards mandatory programmes an in conformity with article 5.3, c), as regards the optional programmes.
6 — If a State accedes to the Convention, the scale of contributions for the General Budget an for the mandatory programmes shall be adjusted by the Council. The Participating States shall decide about any adjustment of scales of
. contributions following the accession to any optional programme.
Article 16 of the Convention becomes article 17 and it is amended as follows:
In paragraph 1, the reference to article 15.2 is changed
to a reference to article 16.2; Paragraph 5 is deleted.
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Article 17 of the Convention becomes article 18 and it is amended as follows: '
In paragraph 1, «Director» is replaced by «Director-General» the reference to article 5.2, c), is replaced by a reference to article 5.2, d), v);
In Paragraph 3, the beginning is deleted. The paragraph begins with: «The Council may, by a decision taken in conformity with article 5.2, a) [...}».
Article 18 of the Convention becomes article 19 and reads as follows:
' • ' Article 19 ••
1 — After this Convention has been in force for six : years, any Member State may dennonce it by notifying the depositary of the Convention. Thereby leaving the General Budget, mandatory and optional programmes. The denunciation shall take effect for the General Budget at the end of the five year period for which the- financial ceiling was decided, and for the mandatory or optional programmes at the time of the expiration of the programmes.