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International Commission for the Protection of the Odra River against Pollution

The International Commission on the Protection of the Oder against Pollution (ICPO) is one of thirteen international commissions for the protection of rivers, lakes and seas whose catchment areas fall within the territories of more than one country. The ICPO was established on the basis of a Convention signed by the Governments of the Republic of Poland, the Czech Republic and the Federal Republic of Germany and by the European Community.

The Convention entered into force, following its ratification, on 26 April 1999. Due to the fact that the Republic of Poland and the Czech Republic joint the European Union on 1 May 2004, in accordance with the decision of the Council from 2 December 2005, the European Community is no longer the Contracting Party with regard to the International Commission on the Protection of the Oder against Pollution, the Convention on the ICPO required appropriate changes...

 

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