Council agrees its position on future EU space programme

The EU is establishing its future space policy programme for the years 2021-2027.

EU ambassadors meeting in Coreper on 19 December agreed on the Council’s position on the draft regulation on an EU space programme.

  • The Commission proposal suggests an overall budget for the programme of €16 billion in current prices for the period 2021-2027 with the following indicative breakdown: €9.7 billion for Galileo and EGNOS, €5.8 billion for Copernicus and €0.5 billion for SSA and GOVSATCOM.
  • The agreed text does not cover financial and horizontal issues which are being discussed as part of the negotiations on the next multiannual financial framework (MFF) for the period 2021 to 2027.
  • This agreement opens the way for the Presidency to begin negotiations with the European Parliament with the aim of reaching a rapid adoption of the regulation. The European Parliament adopted its negotiating mandate on 13 December 2018.

(quoted from www.consilium.europa.eu/)