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Space ‘will become a battlefield’, warns EU defence chief

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Space is about to become a “battlefield”, the EU’s top defence official has warned in a speech setting out important issues and actions for the bloc to consider as it plans a new strategy on space and defence.

“I do not want to use the word ‘battlefield’ but, yes, space will become a kind of battlefield: at least, a place where competition and confrontation will take place,” warned Josep Borrell, the EU high representative for foreign affairs and security policy.

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