European Space Activities in the Global Context

Part of the Yearbook on Space Policy book series (YEARSPACE)


The United Nations Annual Report “World Economic Situation and Prospects” reported a slight stumble in global growth by the end of 2015, as the persistent effects of the financial crisis in 2007 continued to discourage investment and global growth. In mid-2015, the growth of World Gross Product (WGP) was estimated to be 2.8 %, yet weak aggregate demand, falling commodity prices and increasing financial market volatility in major economies resulted in a year-end revision of WGP growth to 2.4 %.


International Space Station European Space Agency Outer Space International Criminal Court Federal Aviation Administration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.European Space Policy InstituteViennaAustria

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