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;