The Foreign Intelligence Agency was established by virtue of the Act of 24 May 2002 on the Internal Security Agency and the Foreign Intelligence Agency. The Foreign Intelligence Agency commenced its activity on the date of the entry of the Act into force, that is on 29 June 2002, simultaneously with the dissolution of the Office of State Protection, on the base of the Intelligence Directorate of the former Office of State Protection.
The Act regulated, among other things, the conditions of the transfer of the functionaries of the Intelligence Directorate of the former Office of State Protection into the Foreign Intelligence Agency as well as legal succession from the Office of State Protection.
Beforehand, the Prime Minister had appointed persons endowed with full powers to organize the Internal Security Agency and the Foreign Intelligence Agency, as well as the liquidator of the Office of State Protection, defining their tasks and rights, by means of Order No. 65 of 14 June 2002; and, by means of the Regulation of 27 June 2002, set forth the principles and procedure of the distribution of property, documents, employment limits and budgetary funds being in possession of the then organizational entities of the Office of State Protection and the Military Information Services, between the two Agencies having been established.
On 26 June 2002 the Prime Minister, by means of Order No. 74, bestowed the statute upon the Foreign Intelligence Agency.
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