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2011-11-12 05:52:08

After the recent launch of the first Galileo satellites — an event of paramount political importance for Europe — politicians, policymakers, space agency managers, industrialists, satellite operators and members of civil society gathered at the European Parliament in Brussels on 8—9 November for the 4th Conference on EU Space Policy. The Conference, devoted to the benefits of space to citizens and society, confirmed that space is high on Europe´s political agenda by...

2010-12-07 14:06:19

The recent Space Council again demonstrated the will of Europe to boost space policies. The member states praised ESA's good work over many decades, and reiterated the need to support the Agency as a source of Europe's excellence and leadership in space. Space policy is moving up on the political agenda in Europe. European space policy rests on three pillars: the member states, the EU and ESA. To reflect this, the EU's Lisbon Treaty for the first time includes competence for the EU in the...

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2010-11-27 15:30:00

Ministers in charge of space activities representing the Member States of the European Space Agency and the European Union met in Brussels today for the Seventh Space Council. Today's Council was jointly chaired by Sabine Laruelle, the Belgian Minister of Small and Medium Enterprises, the Self-employed, Agriculture and Science Policy, on behalf of the EU Competitive-ness Council, and Giuseppe Pizza, Italian State Secretary in the Ministry of Education, University and Research, on behalf...

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2010-10-30 13:06:58

"Space represents our future". "Europe could become world leader in a certain number of domains that use space." These were some of the statements made by top-level European leaders at the conference held at the European Parliament's hemicycle on October 26-27 under the theme 'A new space policy for Europe'. The focal point of the different debates was the new dimension that the Lisbon Treaty, which entered into force on December 1, 2009 provides for the European Space Policy and for...

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2010-10-12 11:44:11

Europe's future in space and the opportunities it will offer to us all will be discussed at a conference in Brussels on October 26"“27 under the aegis of the European Parliament. Members of the public are invited to attend. This conference, organized with the participation of ESA and under the high patronage of the President of the European Parliament, Mr Jerzy Buzek, is a new opportunity for the political decision-makers, company executives and representatives of civil society to...

2010-06-17 14:36:47

The Council of the European Space Agency today announced that Jean-Jacques Dordain will continue as the Director General of ESA for a further period of four years. Mr Dordain has served as Director General of ESA since 2003. This third mandate extends his term to June 2015. Mr Dordain's tenure at ESA includes many important European space milestones. At the end of 2003 he signed the first Framework Agreement between ESA and the European Community, starting a new relationship that continues to...

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2009-10-15 07:00:00

Ministers from the 29 European Space Agency and European Union Member States will meet in Prague on October 23 for the 1st EU-ESA International Conference on Human Space Exploration, to prepare a roadmap leading to the definition of a common vision and strategic planning for space exploration. This first step in a process that will lead to the definition of a European vision in this field stems from a Resolution adopted by the 5th Space Council (*) in September 2008. Besides Ministers and...

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2009-07-23 10:05:00

ESA and EUMETSAT, the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, signed on 20 July a Framework Agreement on the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) Program. The Agreement was signed by EUMETSAT Director General Lars Prahm and ESA Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain."This Agreement is a major step in the implementation of the GMES Programme under the overall responsibility of the European Commission. It is based upon two decades of...


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