The Lisbon Treaty and the Evolution of European Space Governance The Europe & Space Series, n°12, Juillet 2013
The long road to Lisbon
Until the adoption of the Lisbon treaty in December 2007, there was no explicit reference to space in the EU"s constitutive documents. While the European Space Agency has been active in space since the mid-1970s, the Union"s policy remained without a legal basis for space activities. Parallel to the treaties" evolution however, the EU"s competences never stopped expanding to new fields, bringing it ever closer to space and its various applications. Creativity and dynamic uses of these existing competences have allowed the EU to progressively interfere with the space sector and to get closer to ESA. (Télécharger le pdf pour lire le texte intégral).