EU Commissioner Breton: UK role in Copernicus and Eutelsat’s OneWeb investment are problematic for the same reason

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — European Commissioner Thierry Breton said Eutelsat’s equity investment in the UK-based OneWeb broadband satellite network may be incompatible with Eutelsat’s participation in the Commission’s proposed secure connectivity project.

Breton also expressed doubts about whether the UK could return as a full participant in the Commission-funded portion of Europe’s Copernicus environment-monitoring network, saying Copernicus had sovereignty-related elements that could not be co-owned with non-EU nations.

The UK left the EU’s Galileo positioning, navigation and . . .

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