EU Commission welcomes political agreement to launch IRIS², the Union’s Secure Connectivity Programme

The Commission welcomes the political agreement reached today between the European Parliament and EU Member States on the Union Secure Connectivity Programme 2023-2027 with a budget of EUR 2.4 billion. The programme aims at deploying an EU satellite constellation, to be called ‘IRIS²’ (Infrastructure for Resilience, Interconnectivity and Security by Satellite). Negotiations have now concluded, paving the way for final approval of the legal text by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union.

A press release is available online.