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Breaking news: Space is a new part of the European Commission

Breaking news: Space is a new part of the European Commission
« on: 11 September , 2019, 07:43:01 am »
Hi guys,

Yesterday has been a pretty big day for the European space policy. The German politician Ursula von der Leyen, in her new role as president of the European commission, announced that the French commissioner Sylvie Goulard would be responsible for Defense and Space affairs. This seems a little bit harsh, since space cannot be militarized at any cost, as is stated in many treaties. It is generally assumed that Mrs. Goulard will be one of the designated commissioners facing a lot of opposition in the parliament.

But considering the USA have started to invest vast sums of money in space affairs under Donald Trump, this seems like a legit reason for the European Union to not lose its important role. It will be important, however, to not push the measurements too hard, since this might cause a lot of trouble in diplomatic relationships.

Please leave your opinion on this matter!

All the best,
Matthias