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Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community

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Chapter 7 AGENCIES OF THE COUNCIL AND COMMON SECURITY AND DEFENCE POLICY OPERATIONS

Article 156The United Kingdom's obligations from the date of entry into force of this Agreement

Until 31 December 2020, the United Kingdom shall contribute to the financing of the European Defence Agency, the European Union Institute for Security Studies, and the European Union Satellite Centre, as well as to the costs of Common Security and Defence Policy operations, on the basis of the contribution keys set out in point (a) of Article 14(9) of Council Decision (EU) 2016/1353(1), in Article 10(3) of Council Decision 2014/75/CFSP(2), in Article 10(3) of Council Decision 2014/401/CFSP(3) and in the second subparagraph of Article 41(2) of the Treaty on European Union, respectively, and in accordance with Article 5 of this Agreement.

Article 157The United Kingdom's obligations after 31 December 2020

1.Based on the accounts of the agencies, to the extent that the relevant liabilities have not been provisioned on 31 December 2020, the United Kingdom shall pay its share of the following liabilities in accordance with its contribution key for each of those agencies on the basis of their audited accounts on 31 December 2020:

(a)the pension liabilities for the personnel of the European Defence Agency, the European Union Institute for Security Studies, and the European Union Satellite Centre;

(b)any liabilities arising from the liquidation of the Western European Union.

2.The payment in relation to the liabilities referred to in paragraph 1 shall be made by 30 June 2021.

(1)

Council Decision (EU) 2016/1353 of 4 August 2016 concerning the financial rules of the European Defence Agency and repealing Decision 2007/643/CFSP (OJ L 219, 12.8.2016, p. 98).

(2)

Council Decision 2014/75/CFSP of 10 February 2014 on the European Union Institute for Security Studies (OJ L 41, 12.2.2014, p. 13).

(3)

Council Decision 2014/401/CFSP of 26 June 2014 on the European Union Satellite Centre and repealing Joint Action 2001/555/CFSP on the establishment of a European Union Satellite Centre (OJ L 188, 27.6.2014, p. 73).

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