European Commission Outlines Top Space PrioritiesOctober 7, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Posted in Space Law | Leave a comment
by P.J. Blount with the blog faculty
Source – Defense News:
European Commission Outlines Top Space Priorities
By JULIAN HALE
Published: 6 Oct 2010 17:05
BRUSSELS -The European Space Agency (ESA), the European Union and EU member states must work more closely, a top European Commission official said here Oct. 4.
That’s because member states have the civilian and military assets that neither the commission nor ESA have, said Paul Weissenberg, the European Commission’s director for space, security and global monitoring for environment and security (GMES).
Discussions are heating up over what the EU will do with its new competence in space policy, given to it by Article 189 of the Lisbon Treaty. The article allows the EU “promote joint initiatives, support research and technological development and coordinate the efforts needed for the exploration and exploitation of space.” . . . [Full Story].