Summary of Treaty
|Official Title||Agreement between Australia and the European Union on the security of classified information|
|Type of Agreement||Bilateral|
|Place of Signature||Brussels|
|Date of Signature||13/01/2010|
|Date of Entry Into Force||01/07/2011|
|Objective of Agreement||
The objective of the agreement is: - to strengthen bilateral and multilateral dialogue and cooperation in support of shared foreign security policy and security interests; and - to provide a legal framework for the exchange of classified information.
It is one of the “security agreements” concluded by the European Union with Third Countries to provide the necessary guarantees for the protection of the Exchange of EU classified information (EUCI) released to third parties and third pary Classified Information released to the EU, relating to any area of the Union's activity. It constitutes the basis for exchanging EUCI and indicate the maximum level of EUCI which may be exchanged. Where electronic transmission of EUCI is possible, the maximum level releasable in this way is also indicated. However specific conditions usually apply which may vary from agreement to agreement.
|OJ Reference||L26, 30/01/2010, p. 31|
|Contracting Parties||European Union, Australia|
Council Decision 2010/53/CFSP of 30 November 2009 concerning the conclusion of the Agreement between Australia and the European Union on the security of classified information; OJ L26 of 30/01/2010, p.30
Treaty EU: Article 24
The Council Decision 2011/292/EU of 31/03/2011 on the security rules for protecting EU classified information has been replaced by Council Decision 2013/2488/EU of 23/09/2013 on the security rules for protecting EU classified information and this has been notified to Australia.
|Last Update : 08/03/2017|