The European Union is taking an aggressive stance with the European Space Agency, reiterating shared authority over European space under the 2009 Lisbon Treaty and handing it a to-do list of changes aimed at bringing ESA more in line with the EU. “The commission considers that a clear target date should be set between 2020 and 2025 for this long-term objective,” the European Commission asserts in a communique sent shortly before the recent ESA budget meeting in Naples, Italy. The ...

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