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New Commission space policy puts focus on improving people's daily lives and boosting Europe's competitiveness

EU News 344/2016

Brussels, 26 October 2016

EU space programmes already deliver services that benefit millions of people. The European space industry is strong and competitive, creating jobs and business opportunities for entrepreneurs. Today's proposal for a new space policy will foster new services and promote Europe's leadership in space.


The Space Strategy for Europe responds to growing global competition, increasing private sector involvement and major technological shifts. The Commission proposes a range of actions to allow Europeans to fully seize the benefits offered by space, create the right ecosystem for space start-ups to grow, promote Europe's leadership in space and increase its share on the world space markets.

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