EU SATELLITE NAVIGATION SYSTEM GOVERNING BODIES APPROVED

BY KEITH NUTHALL

A NEW governing body has been approved for European Union (EU) global positioning satellite system Galileo. The Galileo Inter-Institutional Panel (GIP) will have three representatives from the EU Council of Ministers, and the European Parliament; one from the European Commission. It will decide Galileo's annual programme, international relations, and award contracts, monitoring project implementation. Galileo should be operational by 2013. In the meantime, the Commission will write an annual report on the system's roll-out, staging a ...


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