Strasbourg, 20 Apr 2004
Guido BODRATO (EPP-ED, I)
Report on the proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion of the Framework Agreement between the European Community and the European Space Agency
( COM(2004) 85 (COR1) - C5-0099/2004 - 2004/0028(CNS))
Doc.: A5-0222/2004 [may not be available yet]
Parliament adopted a non-binding resolution on the Framework Agreement between the European Union and the European Space Agency, which is based on the recommendations and conclusions of the Commission's Communication "Towards a European Space Policy". The agreement is set to last for four years to be automatically extended for a subsequent period of four years unless written notification of any of the parties intending to terminate it. The agreement provides for: - A link between demand for services and applications using space systems in support of the Community policies. - A common basis for appropriate operational arrangements. - The objectives of the agreement include securing Europe's independence access to space and ensuring that the European Space Policy takes into particular account the policies pursued by the Community.
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