European Commission Wants Individual Nations To Fund GMES

July 25, 2011 at 7:52 am | Posted in Space Law Current Events | Leave a comment

by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty

Source: Space News

PARIS — The European Commission, in a surprise move, is proposing that its satellite-based Earth observation program be removed from its seven-year budget starting in 2014 and instead be funded by voluntary contributions from individual European governments.

The proposed budget is by no means the last word. Nearly two years of negotiations with the parliament and with individual governments still lie ahead. [Full story]

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