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Business and industry

The EU aims to make industry and business more competitive and to promote jobs and growth through a business-friendly environment.


The EU promotes competitiveness, innovation, key enabling technologies and corporate social responsibility, whilst protecting industrial property rights.

The EU wants to use space-related technology to tackle some of today's most pressing challenges. The main programmes are Galileo, EGNOS and Copernicus.

The European Commission contributes funding and works on harmonising certification procedures for security technologies.

The EU’s transition to a circular economy to make Europe cleaner and more competitive.

The Copernicus programme provides data on Earth's environment, and emergency and crisis situations, which is then transformed into added-value information.