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Source: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

11/20/2020 – Press release – Aerospace


At the 10th Space Council, the EU ministers responsible for space travel are discussing what contribution Europe can make to defining essential principles for the global space economy. Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier: “The German and European space industry is particularly keen on free international markets and fair framework conditions reliant. Because space travel is now more internationally networked than ever and characterized by high levels of mutual dependency. This is why the German EU Council Presidency is laying the foundation for a successful global positioning of European space travel with the initiative to define essential principles for the global space economy. ”The initiative sends a clear signal for European space travel. They are intended to create fair and transparent competitive conditions, multilaterally negotiated rules for traffic management in space and innovative financing mechanisms. This should also keep the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the space sector as low as possible and at the same time strengthen the industry for the time after the crisis. The adopted conclusions contain many concrete proposals for programmatic, political and regulatory activities that can be taken up by future presidencies and further developed for the benefit of all stakeholders. Prior to this, the topic will also be discussed at the video conference of ministers responsible for space. For the space section of the EU Competitiveness Council, Germany put the European role in the global space industry on the agenda of European space policy during its Council Presidency. The aim is to strengthen commercial and market-based approaches as well as European positioning in relevant international bodies and debates. The 10th Space Council is based on the EU-ESA framework agreement and serves to steer European space policy by formulating orientations and recommendations. These are adopted as identical documents by the EU Council and the ESA Council at ministerial level.


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