First ever “Space Council” (Extract from: Preparation of the Competitiveness Council Internal Market, Industry and Research issues – 25 - 26 November)

November 25, 2004

Brussels, 24th November 2004

The first ever European “Space Council” will be held on 25th November. The European Union (EU) and/or European Space Agency (ESA) Member States will have the first opportunity to jointly discuss the development of a coherent overall European space programme. The Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe, signed by the Heads of State or Government of the European Union on 29 October and defined for the first time “space” as a shared competence of the Union. Vice President Verheugen will represent the Commission.

Item source: MEMO/04/0 Date: 24/11/2004

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