Etienne Schneider

Luxembourg’s deputy prime minister Etienne Schneider is on Politico’s list of 28 people who will shape Europe in 2018.

Schneider is featured for his efforts to “turn tiny Luxembourg into an outer space powerhouse. As the grand duchy’s deputy prime minister and economy minister, he has worked to establish the country as a leader in off-Earth mining — attracting companies aiming to harvest asteroids for their minerals. “I tell my European colleagues, we cannot leave this to the United States again and to Asia,” he says. “Europe has to play a role.

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