Esa Security Agreement

5. With regard to SAs, the security regimes covered in paragraph 1 are subject to Council approval. 4. Any amendment to this agreement is made only in writing and by mutual agreement of the parties. It comes into effect after mutual notification referred to in paragraph 1. 2. Disclosure or disclosure of classified information to recipients other than those covered by Article 3 requires a decision of the receiving party after receiving written consent from the supplying contracting party, in accordance with the principle of initiating control set out in its security rules. CONSIDERING that ESA and the EU fully share the objectives to strengthen their own security, agreements between the European Space Agency and the European Union on the security and exchange of information classified AS THE EUROPEAN SPACE, referred to as “ESA”, represented by its Director General, and the European Union, `EU`, represented by the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, `the parties`, VU signed in Paris on 30 May 1975 and came into force on 30 October 1980, taking into account the agreement between the States Parties to the Convention on the Creation of a European Space Agency and the European Space Agency for Protection and exchange of classified information, signed in Paris on 19 August 2002 and entered into force on 20 June 2003 , CONSIDERING that ESA and the EU fully share the objectives to strengthen their own security , CONSIDERING that ESA and the EU agree that cooperation between them should be strengthened on issues of common interest related to security and that the Council of the European Union and the ESA Council of 22 The Council of the European Union and the ESA Council adopted a resolution on European space policy on 27 May 2007, Underscoring the need, among other things, to improve synergies in the field of security, considering that there is a permanent exchange of classified information between ESA and the EU, RECONNAISSANT that full and effective consultation and cooperation may require access to classified EU and ESA information. , as well as the exchange of classified information between the ASE and the EU, CONSCIENT that this access to classified information requires appropriate security measures, the agreement between the European Space Agency and the European Union on the security and exchange of classified information (hereinafter referred to as the “agreement”) applies to the classified information covered by Article 2 that is provided or exchanged between the parties. Article 2In the end of this agreement means “classified information” any information (i.e. any information that may be disclosed in any form) or any material that has been defined by one of the parties as protection against unauthorized disclosure and that has been defined by a security classification (hereafter referred to as classification). Article 3Alsed for the purposes of this agreement is :a) “ESA”, the European Space Agency,b) “EU” the Council of the European Union (`Council`), the Secretary General/High Representative and the General Secretariat of the Council, as well as the Commission of the European Communities (`referred to as the European Commission`).

Article 4Every party notes: (a) the protection and protection of classified information subject to this agreement, made available to the other party or exchanged between them by one of the parties; (b) to ensure that classified information provided or exchanged under this agreement retains the security classification provided to it.

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