Finland: EU competitiveness ministers to discuss economic importance of space and Europe’s role in the space market

NordenBladet — On 20 November 2020, Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä will participate in an informal video conference of EU competitiveness ministers, which will address the space policy. The ministers will discuss Europe’s role in the international space economy, market developments and common principles in the sector.

The topic of the EU ministers’ meeting will be the growing space market, which has attracted both private and public operators in recent years. The meeting will address, among other things, Europe’s position in the international space market. It will be followed by a joint Space Council meeting of the EU and the European Space Agency (ESA).

Finland’s space strategy targets international markets
The objective of Finland’s current space strategy is to make Finland the world’s most attractive and agile space business environment by 2025. The development would benefit both companies sending their own satellites and operators using satellite data in their business activities.


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