If, in such a case, the EEA Joint Committee has not reached an agreement on a solution within six months of the opening of these proceedings, or if the parties to the dispute have not decided to seek a decision from the European Court of Justice, a contracting party may, in order to remedy any imbalances PROPROTOCOL 2, for products excluded from the scope of the agreement in accordance with Article 8, paragraph 3, point (a) , the additional financial contribution for the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania amounts to EUR 21.5 million for the Republic of Bulgaria and EUR 50.5 million for Romania for the period from 1 January 2007 to 30 April 2009 included; they are made available from the date of the entry into force of the agreement on the participation of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania in the European Economic Area or a provisional implementation agreement of the agreement and are committed in a single tranche in 2007. When the procedure under Article 93, paragraph 2, first and second paragraphs, of the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community or the corresponding procedure established by an agreement between the EFTA States establishing the EFTA Supervisory Authority for State Aid Programmes and Cases is opened, the Commission or the EFTA Supervisory Authority communicate your comments to the other Authority as well as to the parties concerned. Contracting parties have the right to make decisions regarding the extension of legal protection for semiconductor topographies to persons from a third country or territory who are not parties to this agreement and who do not enjoy the right to protection in accordance with the provisions of this agreement. They can also make agreements to that effect. The governments of EFTA countries share the view that broader economic cooperation must go hand in hand with progress in the social dimension of integration, which must be achieved in full cooperation with social partners. The EFTA countries want to actively contribute to the development of the social dimension of the European Economic Area. They therefore welcome the strengthening of social cooperation with the Community and its Member States, established as part of this agreement. Recognising the importance of ensuring the fundamental social rights of workers throughout the EEA, these governments support the fundamental principles and rights set out in the Charter of Fundamental Social Rights of Workers of 9 December 1989, recalling the principle of subsidiarity set out in it.