Esa Security Agreement

CONSIDERING that the EU and the EU agree that cooperation between them should be strengthened on issues of common interest related to security and that, on 22 May 2007, both the Council of the European Union and the Council of the EU adopted a resolution on European space policy stressing in particular the need to improve synergies in the field of security , 1; For the purposes of implementing this agreement, security measures are established between the three authorities designated in paragraphs 2, 3 and 4 to define the standards for mutual security protection and protection of classified information made available or exchanged under this agreement. Each party and its entities covered by Article 3 of this agreement ensure that they have a security system and security measures based on the basic principles and minimum safety standards set out in its respective rules or regulations, which are set out in the rules to be defined in accordance with Article 11, in order to ensure the application of a level of protection equivalent to the classified information submitted to this agreement. Prior to the provision or exchange of classified information subject to this agreement, the relevant security authorities covered by Article 11 agree that the receiving party is in a position to protect and protect the information subject to this agreement in a manner consistent with the provisions of this article. CONSIDERING that such access to and exchange of classified information requires appropriate security measures; 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. Agreement between the European Space Agency and the European Union on the security and exchange of information classified as EUROPEAN SPATIAL AGENCY, referred to as `ESA`, represented by its Director-General, and the European Union, referred to as the `EU`, represented by the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, `contracting parties`, signed in Paris on 30 May 1975 and came into force on 30 October 1980 , in view of the agreement between the States Parties to the Convention on the Creation of a European Space Agency and the European Space Agency on the 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 share in all respects the objectives aimed at strengthening their own security , CONSIDERING that the EU and the EU agree that cooperation between them should be strengthened on issues of common interest related to security and that, on 22 May 2007, both the Council of the European Union and the Council of the EU adopted a resolution on European space policy stressing that both the Council of the European Union and the Council of the ASE adopted , among other things, the need to: , 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 purpose of this agreement is defined as: a) « ESA »: the European Space Agency

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