Safety & Security
The European Commission and ESA launch debate on a space policy for the Union
Today in Brussels, European Research Commissioner, Philippe Busquin, introduced the Green Paper on EU Space Policy. The Paper, prepared in co-operation with the European Space Agency (ESA), looks into Europe’s assets and weaknesses in this sector. As a basis for a broad consultation, the report tackles key issues such as the EU’s independent access to space, scientific excellence in this field, the industrial and technological base, relevant markets, human resources, the legal and institutional framework, international co-operation and environmental and security aspects.