UK, European Commission agreement: UK will pay $165 million/year to regain full membership in Copernicus

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — The United Kingdom and the European Commission reached an agreement under which the UK will rejoin the Copernicus satellite-based environment-monitoring program and pay about 154 million euros ($165 million) per year in exchange for full access to Copernicus series and, for its industry, access to Copernicus contracts.

The agreement, which still must be ratified by the 27-nation European Union’s Council of governments and a special EU-UK committee, would take effect on Jan. 1 and continue through the end of . . .

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