The programme for the first EU global satellite navigation system (GNSS) was approved by the European Parliament on 20 November.

The GNSS will be built under civilian control, entirely independent of other navigation systems and yet interoperable with them. Both parts of this global system - Galileo and EGNOS - will offer citizens a European alternative to America’s GPS or Russia’s Glonass signals for many applications in their daily lives. Parliament's rapporteur Marian Jean Marinescu (EPP, ...

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