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EC discusses future EU space policy

Brussels: The European Commission (EC) is debating with decision-makers, CEOs, scientists and civil society how EU space policy and related EU space programmes Copernicus, Galileo and EGNOS can contribute further to EU priorities such as: a Europe that protect and defends, a strong industrial base that generates economic growth, a connected society and economy, safe and sustainable mobility, air quality and climate policy.

The conference, which began on Tuesday, is concluding on Wednesday.
High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini, and Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs Elżbieta Bieńkowska opened the conference.

This was followed by Vice-President for the Energy Union Maros Šefčovič, and Commissioners Günther Oettinger (Budget and Human Resources), Violeta Bulc (Transport), and Mariya Gabriel (Digital Economy and Society) allowing to cover all the different angles.

The conference is also an opportunity to explore how to achieve these objectives under the next Multiannual Financial Framework.-UNI

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