Brussels, 21 Oct 2003
(doc. 12858/03 )
The Council adopted a Decision on the signing of a framework Agreement between the European Community and the European Space Agency (ESA).
This framework Agreement is aimed at developing an overall European Space Policy notably by securing Europe's independent and cost-effective access to space. The establishment of this Agreement provides a common basis and appropriate operational arrangements for a mutually beneficial cooperation between the EC and the ESA .