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EU Space Strategy for Security and Defence

16 March 2023
ENDR team

The European Commission and the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy recently presented a first-ever Joint Communication on a EU Space Strategy for Security and Defence.

Space systems and services in the EU are crucial for the functioning of our society and economy, as well as for security and defence. As such, the EU has identified space as a strategic domain.

In the current geopolitical context of increasing power competition and intensification of threats, the EU is taking action to protect its space assets, defend its interests, deter hostile activities in space and strengthen its strategic posture and autonomy.

The Strategy is a direct implementation of the EU Strategic Compass adopted less than a year ago and which defined space, together with cyber and maritime, as contested strategic domains, the security of which must be ensured.

Based on a shared understanding of space threats, the strategy provides a set of actions encompassing the protection of space systems and services; the use of space for security and defence; a coordinated response to space threats and seeks to strengthen existing space security cooperation for responsible behaviours in space.

More information is available on the dedicated webpage.

Direct access links to:

EU SSSD Joint Communication

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