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The US has warned the EU about possible economic and political consequences if it continues the development of its own defense projects while maintaining intellectual property rights exclusively from the European Union the involvement of a third party, according to El Pais.
The newspaper, citing a letter from the Deputy U.S. Secretary of state Ellen Lord, addressed to the head of European diplomacy Federica Mogherini, says that the current plans in Brussels threaten last decades of integration between Western countries, carried out in the framework of NATO.
Separately noted the dissatisfaction of Washington conditions of the European programme of Permanent structured cooperation on security and defence, which, as suggested by Lord dubs, a number of military systems created in the framework of cooperation between the US and the EU, giving rise to excessive defense spending and unnecessary rivalry.
The way out of this situation, Washington sees the renegotiation of the programme, in particular, the rejection of exclusive intellectual property rights and the right to veto of member States, leading a specific defense project, which allows to work with third parties.
El Pais says that perhaps American fears associated with the Brexit, with the result that Germany starts a more intensive cooperation with France, not Britain, that supports the United States.
In June 2018, the European Commission decided to rename “the EU Agency for the global satellite navigation system” responsible for Galileo and EGNOS (European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service), “the EU Agency for the space program.” In a press release from the European Commission on its space budget for the years 2021-2027, it is noted that in the future, this Agency will play an increasingly important role in the implementation of European space policy, whereas ESA, as an intergovernmental organization, will remain “a key partner in the technical and operational implementation of space programs of the EU.” Such measures will, in particular, to withdraw from a number of projects in the UK and non-EU participating countries of the ESA.
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