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Towards a secure information exchange agreement with Serbia


(B2) The Council of EU Foreign Ministers should authorize, on Monday March 22, Cathy Ashton, its High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, to negotiate an agreement for the exchange of secure information with the Serbia.

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior of Serbia sent a request to this effect to the High Representative on December 16, 2009. The draft standard agreement has been adapted to take into account the new situation of the Lisbon Treaty. What is interesting is the appearance alongside the usual institutions or entities (Council of the EU, European Commission, High Representative) of the European External Action Service (EEAS).

A service that will have its own security autonomy (as also shown in the first flowchart broadcast). Correspondence is therefore normally centralized at the head of the Council Registry. But, exceptionally, if the correspondence concerns only the EEAS, for example, it is the head of the EEAS registry who will be responsible for transmission.


Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).