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  • Leading MEP: A witness to amazing things at budget summits

    Interview | Euro & Finance 20-11-2012

    Even if there is no agreement reached at the 22-23 November EU summit, the discussion is necessary, says MEP Ivailo Kalfin, one of the two European Parliament rapporteurs on the 2014-2020 EU budget. As a foreign minister during the negotiation of the previous budget, he said he saw major misunderstandings at the summit table.

  • ‘Galileo’ brand thrown out of orbit

    News | Trade & Society 25-10-2011

    The trademarks of the Galileo satellite system are under sustained legal challenge from a US headquartered company and the Commission is considering renaming the project’s commercial arms as a result, EURACTIV has learned.

  • Galileo navigation satellites launched

    News | Digital 21-10-2011

    A Russian Soyuz rocket blasted off from French Guiana on Friday (21 October) bearing the first two satellites in Europe's Galileo global positioning system, a much-heralded mission which may generate €90 billion in economic and social benefits over two decades and will redraw commercial competition in space.

  • EU to launch first two Galileo satellites

    News | Digital 19-10-2011

    The first two satellites of the EU’s Galileo programme for global satellite navigation will be launched on Thursday (20 October) from Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, French Guyana.

  • Brussels on mission to boost EU’s role in space exploration

    News | Innovation & Industry 01-04-2011

    The European Commission will propose on Monday (4 April) to strengthen the EU's space policy with the aim of increasing the bloc's capability "to pursue independent missions". 

  • Galileo needs two billion euros extra

    News | Transport 19-01-2011

    Europe's biggest space programme, Galileo, needs a further €1.9 billion euros to make the satellite navigation system operational, the European Commission said yesterday (18 January).

  • German, French firms win Galileo money

    News | Transport 08-01-2010

    Germany's OHB Technology is to provide 14 satellites for the EU's Galileo navigation system, while Arianespace of France will put them into orbit in order to build a European rival to the US GPS system by 2014.

  • Europe tries to relaunch space policy

    News | Transport 16-10-2009

    The European Union is stepping up its efforts to catch up with other global powers on space policy after the temporary collapse of its flagship project for satellite navigation, Galileo.

  • Auditors slam EU over Galileo

    News | Transport 01-07-2009

    The European Commission's leadership and management skills have been found wanting by a Court of Auditors report into the EU's much-delayed Galileo satellite navigation project. The report, published on 29 June, also blames individual countries for defending their commercial interests throughout the programme.

  • Ministers ask EU to guarantee access to space

    News | Innovation & Industry 26-09-2008

    In a resolution adopted this morning (26 September), European ministers responsible for space underlined the strategic importance of guaranteeing the continent's political and technological independence on space and unveiled their ambition to make Europe one of the world's leading space powers.

  • Galileo a step closer to orbit

    News | Transport 08-04-2008

    The path for the EU's satellite navigation system to become operational by 2013 has been cleared after member states agreed implementation rules outlining a timetable and industrial tendering plan as well as a clear division of roles and responsibilities between the three EU institutions.

  • Galileo takes shape

    News | Transport 04-04-2008

    The EU's satellite navigation system is finally taking shape after representatives of member states and Parliament struck a deal on the project's institutional architecture.

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