This is the Brief from Brussels, a roundup of the top stories from the EU's de facto political capital.
The space industry was there to lobby the EU to increase spending.
On offer, cutting edge technologies that could give the Europe a competitive advantage over its economic rivals.
The 10th Conference on European Space Policy is underway in Brussels.
Catalonia's former leader says he will stand for re-election as regional president, despite risking arrest if he returns to Spain.
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