- Issue date: 23/01/2018
- Printing Process: Offset
- Paper: Autoadhesivo
- Size of stamp: 35 x 24.5 mm
- Sheet effects: 50
Postal value of the stamps:
Tarifa C + Consultar tarifas vigentes- SELLOS / ETIQUETAS -
Tarifas Año 2020
A 0,65€ A2 0,75€ B 1.45€ C 1.55€
- Print run: Ilimitada
This stamp features an aerial view of the main Y-shaped building in the complex housing the C.N.I. in Madrid, known as “The Star.
The image is accompanied by the symbol of this institution, which includes the Spanish coat of arms, and a logo made up of its acronyms in the form of a blue line, topped off with the colours of the Spanish flag.
This stamp is issued with charge C, and its central feature is an institution critical to the State, founded in 2002 as successor to the former Superior Centre of Defence Information, or the CESID.
The National Intelligence Centre came into being in response to the new set of needs posed by national and international affairs. Spain was in need of a modern intelligence service capable of stopping new threats in their tracks, particularly with regard to terrorism.
Pursuant to article 1 of Law 11/2002, the C.N.I. is the public body responsible for providing the Prime Minister and the Spanish Government with all the information needed to thwart and ward off any threat posed to Spain’s territorial integrity.
National Intelligence Centre agents are popularly known as “spies”. Intelligence services around the world have always had an air of mystery about them. To a certain extent, rather than mystery, they are cloaked in a veil of secrecy. It is in this respect that secrecy is perhaps one of the most powerful weapons for combating threats.
It is always a challenge striking a balance between secrecy and the right to information. What is undoubtedly clear, however, is that these men and women are committed to protecting national security, and for this they deserve the respect and admiration of all Spanish people.
Together with the Armed Services and the Law Enforcement Authorities, the C.N.I. is there to ensure our peace of mind.