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Technology 15-02-2022

EU lays out plans for secure satellite communications

The Commission on Tuesday adopted two new space-based initiatives, products of last year’s Action Plan on Synergies between civil, defence and space industries.

Berlin blocks Chinese acquisition of German high-tech satellite firm

As German high-tech company IMST was about to pass into Chinese hands, German Chancellor Angela Merkel blocked the deal for reasons of "public order and security". EURACTIV Italy reports.
Global Europe 03-09-2019

Europe aims to clean up the space graveyard

The amount of space junk around Earth has hit a critical point where it now poses risks to other spacecraft and satellites and has started to trigger human efforts to combat the security threat in outer space.
Agrifood 06-09-2018

Internet of farms to reduce red tape and enable more transparency

Precision farming is consistent with the less-bureaucracy pillar of next CAP and favours a better connection between consumers and producers, stakeholders and lawmakers advocated at the showcase of EU satellite-based systems for agricultural purposes.
Climate change 25-01-2018

Europe needs a flagship for outer space

There are few signs that the European Commission could change its 'business as usual' space strategy focusing on satellite services. Vidvuds Beldavs explains why the Commission should look to the Moon and raise its space ambitions.

Broadcasting rules bring new dramatic twist to digital single market talks

A rumble in the European Parliament has added a dramatic twist to frantic negotiations over the EU’s flagship digital single market proposals.

Legal Affairs MEPs approve watered down broadcasting rules

MEPs in the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee (JURI) have approved a watered down version of an EU proposal that will regulate how much content broadcasters must show online.

Scientists, space agencies race to be the first ‘climate cop’

Scientists from the United States, Japan, and China are racing to perfect satellite technology that could one day measure greenhouse gas emissions from space, potentially transforming the winner into the world's first climate cop.
Aarti Holla
Technology 27-11-2014

Europe at risk of broadband congestion

About two billion hours of TV are watched every day in the EU, mostly on a TV set. Despite this prevalence of linear TV viewing, non-linear video content is already congesting Europe’s broadband networks as users’ appetite for on-demand video increases. The European Commission needs to embrace and incentivize hybrid solutions that combine satellite and terrestrial as a way of delivering the best video experience to all users in Europe.
Development Policy 10-09-2013

Satellite imagery goldmine to developing countries

Backed by EU funding, satellite data is increasingly used to monitor urban development and natural resource use in developing countries, EURACTIV France reports.
Competition 02-06-2010

Italy: Digital dividend sparks media tycoon battle

After seizing the control of the Italian satellite pay-TV market, Australian tycoon Rupert Murdoch is eyeing a new digital terrestrial platform in Italy. But Silvio Berlusconi's government opposes the move, which is seen as contrary to the interests of most operators, including Berlusconi's TV giant Mediaset. The European Commission is expected to give its decisive response to the case "in a few weeks". 

European satellite on mission to study melting ice caps

The European Space Agency (ESA) has launched a satellite dedicated to studying how climate change is affecting the Earth's ice.

Galileo funding to guarantee EU’s ‘strategic autonomy’

The Commission last week proposed funding Galileo entirely from the EU budget in order to guarantee strategic autonomy for Europe. The move comes just as the United States announced that a more accurate version of the Global Positioning System (GPS) will be made freely available for civilian activities.
Technology 29-08-2007

EU to pick satellite-to-cellphone services

The European Commission has proposed a procedure for member states to select companies wishing to provide services to cellphones using satellites, in what it describes as a "beauty contest, not an auction".

Space ministers discuss ‘Buy European’ initiative

The Council of the European Space Agency is discussing a resolution to use only European rockets for European space missions to boost the competitiveness of the continent's space industry.

Discovery in monitoring major climatic events

Satellite monitoring of the nature, state and evolution of Earth's vegetation will help scientist to determine the impact of major climatic events.  
Transport 13-12-2004

First Galileo satellites to be launched by end of 2005

EU transport ministers have agreed on the deployment and operational phases of the European Global Navigation Satellite System programmes.