LODGED BY THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY UNDER THE RAIL PROTOCOL AND THE SPACE PROTOCOL AT THE TIME OF THE DEPOSIT OF ITS INSTRUMENT OF ACCESSION
The Federal Republic of Germany, Member State of the European Union, declares that, in accordance with the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, the European Union has competence with respect to certain matters governed by the Protocol. The signature of the Protocol on behalf of the Community will be decided by the competent European Union institutions in accordance with the provisions of the Treaties.
The International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) is an independent intergovernmental Organisation with its seat in the Villa Aldobrandini in Rome. Its purpose is to study needs and methods for modernising, harmonising and co-ordinating private and in particular commercial law as between States and groups of States and to formulate uniform law instruments, principles and rules to achieve those objectives.