Speech by EU Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton at the 14th EU Space Conference
“Check against delivery”
Dear Ministers and Member State representatives,
Chère Sophie Wilmès,
Honourable Members of the European Parliament,
Dear friends from the space sector,
Ladies and gentlemen,
I am delighted to open this European Space Conference. It is good to see you all in this room this morning.
Europe is a space power. It has the necessary expertise, industrial capacity, start-ups and assets to weigh in on the global stage. But there is no time for complacency.
The space sector is undergoing a massive transformation.
On the one hand, the booming of private operators changes the business model of space, combining both large and small industry, space and digital ecosystems. This is a major opportunity for Europe. We need to unleash this potential.(more…)
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