EU Commission appears optimistic about UK return to Copernicus, whose ESA/EU budget is still uncertain

by Peter B. de Selding


UPDATE Dec. 6: This story has been updated to include a comment from the European Space Agency.

PARIS — The Nov. 30 deadline for a U.K.-European Commission agreement on UK participation in the Copernicus environment-monitoring network at pre-Brexit levels passed without a deal, but the two sides said negotiations were continuing.

Nov. 30 was also when the Commission and the 27-nation European Space Agency (ESA), in which Britain remains the fourth-largest contributor, were supposed to confirm Copernicus . . .

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