12 March 2008. The recent public addresses by Nicolas Sarkozy and by Angela Merkel on space issues are the topic of this ESPI Flash Report, which analyzes the prospective impact of both presentations.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy spoke on 11 February 2008 and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on 14 February 2008. Very rarely have the French Head of State and the German Chancellor taken opportunities in such a short timespan to make independent public announcements on their expectations and strategic objectives for space.
The ESPI Flash Report on “European leaders charter course for space” by Senior Research Fellow Pierre-Henri Pisani can be downloaded here.