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Kick-off for a Green Space Policy

Space travel now an independent topic in the new basic program of the Greens.  Space travel is currently undergoing rapid change. States are pushing forward its militarization. Private sector players such as SpaceX and Blue Origin want to conquer it economically. And it is already crowded in orbit, with more and more satellites and space…

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CPR-Trilogue: Compromise on Co-Financing Rates

Council and Parliament made some progress at yesterday’s trilogue negotiations on the Common Provisions Regulation (CPR) on the issue of co-financing rates. With the compromise reached, the Commission’s proposed reduction of the co-financing rates to 70 percent for less developed regions, 55 percent for transitional regions and 40 percent for more developed regions was softened. …

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Background Information: EU Corona Response Investment Initiatives (CRII & CRII+)

An article in the German newspaper Der Spiegel which heavily criticizes the EU for allocating a disproportionate amount of money to Hungary under the EU’s Corona response investment initiatives has created a public debate in Germany. With this paper I would like to briefly illuminate the background to you and correct the figures and information…

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