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Article 1 Establishment of EUMETSAT


A European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, hereinafter referred to as "EUMETSAT", is hereby established.


The members of EUMETSAT, hereinafter referred to as "Member States", shall be those States that are Parties to this Convention in pursuance of the provisions of Article 15.2 or 15.3.


EUMETSAT shall have legal personality. It shall in particular have the capacity to contract, to acquire and dispose of movable and immovable property and to be party to legal proceedings.


The organs of EUMETSAT shall be the Council and the Director.


The Headquarters of EUMETSAT shall provisionally be located in the European Space Agency's premises in Paris. The final decision on the location of the Headquarters shall be taken by the Council, in accordance with the provisions of Article 5.2 (b) (viii) below.


The official languages of EUMETSAT shall be English and French.

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