BREMEN, Germany–The European Union (EU) is poised to increase its space budget and create a dedicated Directorate-General for Defense Industry and Space for the European Commission (EC), as the sector is increasingly being seen as critical. The EC is proposing a €16.2 billion ($18 billion) budget for the 2021-2027 period, up from €11 billion for 2014-2020. The amount has to be discussed at European Parliament and European Council levels, which typically involves negotiations ...


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