European Parliament adopts report on "A space strategy for the EU that benefits its citizens"

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 3:47:00 PM

The final version of the ITRE committee report on “A space strategy for the European Union that benefits its citizens” (rapporteur MEP A. Patriciello (EPP, IT))  has been adopted by a large majority during the plenary meeting of the European parliament on 19 January.

Eurospace considers particularly important that the European Parliament 

  • recognised space of strategic importance for Europe and a key element for its independent decision-making and action;
  • stressed the need for a greater understanding of the dependence on space of essential sectors and encourages the Member States and the Commission to promote the importance of space;
  • recognised that Europe must maintain independent access to space
  • urged the Commission and the other institutions to include financing for GMES in the multiannual financial framework for 2014-2020;
  • considered that a European R&D policy for space must ensure the availability of needed technologies with the appropriate maturity and the required level of non-dependence, and at competitive conditions;

Olivier Lemaitre

 

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