German-Israeli space cooperation confronts EU Commission proposal to bar UK, Israel, Switzerland from Horizon Europe

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — A one-day forum to discuss future German-Israeli bilateral space cooperation ran head-on into the European Commission’s stated intention to bar non-EU members Britain, Israel and Switzerland from the EU’s Horizon Europe research program.

It is the latest example of an ongoing debate within Europe about how far the idea of “strategic autonomy” should extend in the Commission’s programs.

European Commissioner Thierry Breton, who heads the commission’s defense and space policy, has said it goes well beyond . . .

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