DATA_DESCR Correction coefficients are used to ensure equality of purchasing power of salaries of EU officials and Contract Agents in the different Extra-EU duty stations. Correction coefficients are adjustment factors applied to the official exchange rate. They operate as percentage adjustments to salaries to take account of the price differences between Brussels and a specific duty station. According to Annex X, XI and Article 64 of the Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Communities the adjustment of salaries of EU officials and Contract Agents is determined by the following factors: Changes in the cost of living in Brussels (Brussels International Index); Changes in the economic parities and/or the exchange rates used to pay the remuneration between Brussels and the Extra-EU duty stations (Correction Coefficients). "An official's remuneration expressed in euros shall, after the compulsory deductions set out in these Staff Regulations or in any implementing regulations have been made, be weighted at a rate above, below or equal to 100%, depending on living conditions in the various places of employment. These weightings shall be adopted by the Council, acting by a qualified majority on a proposal from the Commission as provided for in the first indent of the second subparagraph of Article 148(2) of the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community and 118(2) of the Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community. The weighting applicable to the remuneration of officials employed at the provisional seats of the Communities shall be equal to 100% as at 1 January 1962." Annex X to the Staff Regulations - Special and exceptional provisions applicable to officials serving in a third country Article 11 "Remuneration, as also the allowances referred to in Article 10, shall be paid in euros in Belgium. They shall be subject to the weighting applicable to the remuneration of officials employed in Belgium." Article 12 "At the request of the official, the appointing authority may decide to pay all or part of his remuneration in the currency of the country of employment. In that event, it shall be subject to the weighting for the place of employment and shall be converted on the basis of the corresponding exchange rate. In duly substantiated exceptional cases, the appointing authority may make all or part of this payment in a currency other than of the country of employment in such a way as to maintain purchasing power." Article 13 "In order to ensure as far as possible that officials enjoy equivalent purchasing power irrespective of their place of employment, the Council shall determine the weighting referred to in Article 12 once a year. The Council shall, by the written procedure within one month, act on a proposal from the Commission by the qualified majority provided for in the first eventuality set out in the second subparagraph of Article 148(2) of the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community and of Article 118 of the Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community. Should a Member State request formal examination of the Commission proposal, the Council shall act within two months. Data are available for each of the 133 Delegations, at Extra-EU duty station level.
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