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What’s the EU’s role in the space race?

Every call made, every financial transaction completed, every webpage loaded relies on satellites in the Earth’s orbit. Satellites serve as the backbone of global communication. As well as offering GPS guidance for transport and travel, they grant us unparalleled views of our planet, providing essential data for accurate weather forecasts, disaster management, and monitoring climate…

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We need to involve young people more

Young people from many different countries recently visited us in the European Parliament in Brussels. They are involved with the European Movement, the Young European Federalists or are generally interested in cohesion in the EU.

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Attacks on politicians: Enough is enough!

Enough is enough! The line has been crossed. What politicians have to endure in their work is not only alarming – it jeopardises our democracy. Unfortunately, Jasper Robeck has personal experience of this. As a Green Party city councillor, he wanted to put up a poster on the Anger in Erfurt. It took three minutes,…

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The Space Year 2022

The space year 2022 marks a milestone in space history. Just before Christmas, it’s time to take a look back. Almost exactly one year ago, we experienced a very special launch in Kourou: after nearly 30 years of development, the James Webb telescope flew into the sky on an Ariane 5. Six months later, the first images…

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IRIS² – Agreement on Secure Connectivity Programme

We have reached an agreement for the European Union’s new satellite constellation. The project, previously known as the „Secure Connectivity Programme“, is now called IRIS² (Infrastructure for Resilience, Interconnection and Security by Satellites). In November, the European Parliament, the Commission and the Council met for the so-called trilogue negotiations. We agreed on the final version…

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