This proposal, which was later increased to 16.9 billion euros, is now under threat. A revised MFF, published on 5 December by the EU Presidency, proposed to reduce the budget by a quarter to 12.7 billion euros. EU member states do not yet need to reach a final agreement on the budget for the period 2021-2027. The origins of the agreement date back to November 2001, when ESA ministers responsible for space activities gave clear instructions on the Agency`s development and policy. The ESA/EC agreement is an important step in their relations: it recognises both sides, stresses that they have specific complementary assets and mutually reinforcing each other and commits them to cooperate while avoiding unnecessary duplication. Woerner said discussions between ESA and the EU on a new partnership agreement were just beginning. “We had an informal meeting last year on the possible content” of a new agreement, he said, adding that ESA would try to start meetings with the European Commission next week to negotiate a new agreement. “We should be ready this year.” “This agreement will facilitate the implementation of new joint projects and create a stable framework for cooperation between the ESA and the EU, which will benefit European citizens,” said Jean-Jacques Dordain, ESA Director General. The agreement also opens up new opportunities for cooperation, such as EU participation in optional ESA programmes or the management of EU space activities by the EU. “The framework agreement will be measured above all by its success in generating valuable new programmes and activities in response to the demand of citizens expressed by the EC,” added Mr Dordain. (2) establish a framework that provides a common basis and appropriate operational arrangements for effective and mutually beneficial cooperation between the parties with respect to space activities, respecting their respective responsibilities and responsibilities and fully respecting their institutional and operational framework. Cooperation within the framework agreement between the parties has the following objectives: ESA PR 76-2003. Negotiations for a framework agreement for structured cooperation between ESA and the European Community have been concluded.
The ESA Council today adopted the agreement, which had already been approved by the Council of the European Union on 20 October. The framework agreement between the European Community and the European Space Agency, THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY, and the EUROPEAN SPATIAL AGENCE (hereafter referred to as parties) consider that closer cooperation between them will strengthen the peaceful uses of space as an important instrument to contribute to European economic cohesion and growth and that space activities can be carried out within a broader political, economic, scientific framework; CONSIDERING that each party is convinced that such cooperation will add value for the benefit of European citizens; CONSIDERING that the parties recognize that they have complementary and mutually reinforcing assets and that they are committed to cooperating effectively and effectively for both parties and avoiding unnecessary duplication; CONSIDERING that space technology has become a unique and critical technology that enables the Community to achieve and achieve many of its objectives, particularly in the areas of information society, transport and environmental protection; In view of the various resolutions adopted by the Council of the European Union (1) and the Council of the European Space Agency (2) and the conclusions of the Council of the European Union of 10 December 2001, the two councils above encouraged the establishment of a framework for cooperation between the parties, while maintaining their respective roles and responsibilities; CONSIDERING that decision 676/2002 by the European Parliament and the Council of 7 March 2002 on a regulatory framework for radio spectrum policy in the European Community (radio spectrum decision) was a