The agreement was revised in 1983 to involve the European Union and in 2001 to allow Ireland to join. 1. Contracting parties may unanimously invite any other coastal state in the Northeast Atlantic to join this agreement. The Bonn agreement is the oldest regional agreement reached by governments to deal with pollution. The Bonn agreement is a European environmental agreement. The line that borders the west and north of the other waters of the agreement and covers the Irish Sea, the Celtic Sea, Lake Malin, the Great Minch, the Little Minch, part of the Norwegian Sea and parts of the North-East Atlantic is a line that provides for Article 218, paragraph 6 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFUE), according to which “the Council, on the proposal of the negotiator, must take a decision on the conclusion of the agreement”. In addition, this article provides that the Council, unless the agreements deal exclusively with the common foreign and security policy, with the decision to conclude the agreement, after approval by the European Parliament, where the agreements cover areas either of the ordinary legislative procedure or the specific legislative procedure, where the approval of the European Parliament is required. 1. In the absence of agreement on the financial modalities governing pollution control measures by parties that could be concluded on a bilateral or multilateral basis or in joint action to combat control, the parties will bear the costs of their respective pollution control measures referred to in points (a) or (b) below 1. The contracting parties provide for the fulfilment of the secretarial tasks relating to this agreement, taking into account existing arrangements under other international agreements relating to the prevention of marine pollution in the same region as this agreement. Part II: The line bordering the west and north of the other waters of the agreement (1), the cooperation agreement to combat pollution of the North Sea by hydrocarbons and other pollutants (hereafter the Bonn Agreement) 4, was concluded by the European Economic Community by Decision 84/358/CEE5 and came into force on 1 September 1989. The Bonn Agreement was amended in 1989. These amendments were approved by Council 6 Decision 93/540/EEC and came into force on April 1, 1994.

the presence, nature and extent of oil or other harmful substances that pose a serious threat to the shoreline or that affect the interests of one or more contracting parties. the English Channel and its approximations to the east of a line drawn by SO-nautical miles west of a line connecting the Scilly and Ushant Islands. This decision comes into effect on the day of its adoption. . . . The parties to the Bonn agreement are working to use the routines and air pollution monitoring systems established under the agreement to extend them to monitoring vessel emissions compliance. In this way, the parties will be able to make the most of the resources already used for monitoring and monitoring air tides and will form the basis of a comprehensive North Sea environmental monitoring system and its approaches.