The library of the European Council in Brussels may not be the most exciting spot of the Belgian capital, but for researchers on the European Union, it is a capital address. Especially in times of virtual learning and researching, thanks to its online catalogue, thematic bibliographies, and regular newsletters. Needless to say, finding one’s own book on the list of the library’s reading recommendations is a nice surprise for every researcher.

This is what happened to Thomas Hoerber and Sarah Liebermann for their recent edited volume A European Space Policy – past consolidation, present challenges and future perspectives.

As pointed out in a detailed book review on the library’s website, the book answers “the question why European space policy is in the interest of Member States and EU institutions, what the EU’s role and attitude is towards such policies, and what impact the EU has on European space policy”. Touching on current topics, mainly regarding space and sustainability, the volume is considered “useful as additional reading for those who wish to gain a broad overview of the various challenges of EU space policy”.

A European Space Policy was published in 2019 by Routledge in the series “Space, Power and Politics”.

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