5.12.2015 EN Official Journal of the European Union L 321/1
Notice concerning the provisional application of the Association Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States, of the one part, and Ukraine, of the other part.
The following parts of the Association Agreement between the European and the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States, of the one part, and Ukraine, of the other part, signed at Brussels on 21 March 2014 and on 27 June 2014, will be provisionally applied by virtue of Article 4 of the Council Decisions on the signing and provisional application of the Agreement (1), the second one as amended (2), as of 1 January 2016, to the extent that they cover matters falling within the Union’s competence:
(with the exception of Article 158 to the extent that it concerns criminal enforcement of intellectual property rights; and with the exception of Articles 285 and 286 to the extent that those Articles apply to administrative proceedings and review and appeal at Member State level).
The provisional application of Article 279 shall not affect the sovereign rights of the Member States over their hydrocarbon resources in accordance with international law, including their rights and obligations as Parties to the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea;
The provisional application of Article 280(3) by the Union shall not affect the existing delineation of competences between the Union and its Member States in respect of the granting of authorisations for the prospection, exploration and production of hydrocarbon;
(with the exception of Article 479(1)), to the extent that the provisions of that Title are limited to the purpose of ensuring the provisional application of the Agreement.
Annexes I to XXV, as well as the Protocols I and II.