European Parliament committee: Individual EU nations should contribute ‘at least’ $1.6B to secure satcom program

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — The European Parliament committee examining the European Union’s satellite-based secure connectivity proposal wants to oblige individual EU nations to contribute “at least” 1.6 billion euros ($1.6 billion) to it on their own between 2023 and 2027.

The contributions would ensure that the connectivity infrastructure, which the European Commission had estimated would cost around 6 billion, has sufficient resources to complete deployment.

The Parliament is expected to merge its proposal with that of the European Council and the Commission’s own . . .

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