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The delegations of the member states of the European Interparliamentary Space Conference (EISC) today adopted the Resolution which upholds strengthening and updating of the legal framework in Europe.

“The Resolution that was adopted is a basis for the states when they want to pass their own space laws,” EISC Chairwoman Liisa Oviir said. “The Resolution says that the member states of the EISC support strengthening of the legal framework in order to promote the cooperation between the entrepreneurs and organisations of the space sector more than it has been done so far,” Oviir added.

“The Resolution also expresses the wish that Europe would assume greater leadership in the space sector,” Oviir noted. In the opinion of the Chairwoman, it is also important that the Resolution pays attention to effective space use, so that the benefits of space research would reach as many people as possible.

Among other things, the Resolutions calls on the space organisations and private companies to improve the situation relating to space debris. The member states also consider peaceful use of outer space important. The member states support promoting of cooperation between entrepreneurs and space researchers.

Estonia as the holder of the rotating chairmanship of the European Interparliamentary Space Conference (EISC) organised the international Plenary Session, which was held in Tallinn on 6–7 November 2017. The EISC Plenary Session is one of the events of the European Space Week taking place in Tallinn.

The European Interparliamentary Space Conference (EISC) was established in 1999. Its members are the national parliaments of the member states of the European Union and/or of the European Space Agency that have created a parliamentary body dealing with space affairs. At present the organisation has 12 full members and one associate member.

Text of the Resolution (PDF, 140 kB) (in English)

Photos of the Plenary Session

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