Belgian EU presidency, facing European Commission pressure, makes EU Space Law a top 2024 priority

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — The Belgian government, which on Jan. 1 assumed the European Union’s six-month rotating presidency, has made the proposed EU Space Law legislation a top priority following pressure from the European Commission despite the still-uncertain dimensions of the proposal.

The many issues to be resolved include whether binding regulations on space hardware will be included as part of the proposed law’s focus on space sustainability and debris mitigation, and how to ensure that the cost of compliance will not unduly harm small companies.

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