Luxembourg space exploration laws criticised
Luxembourg legislation governing its exploitation of space resources "is grossly contrary to international law, Stephan Hobe, a member of the Steering Committee of the International Space Law Institute, said
"This law can only be decided at an international level," the United Nations, Hobe told the German cultural radio station Deutschlandfunkkultur
Luxembourg's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for the Economy Etienne Schneider has already prepared a two-fold answer for the critics.
He says that the sea is geographically delimited but that the fish caught there belong to the fisherman and that Luxembourg cannot dream of influencing the committees of the United Nations.
In response, Schneider seeks to take the lead in space exploitation, gather partners in the venture and clarify points of legislation.
Passage of the space law drew media coverage, the vast majority of it very positive.
(By Thierry Labro, translated from French by Barbara Tasch)