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09.12.2003 Press release: GALILEO: Loyola de Palacio se félicite des offres reçues pour la mise en concession
12.11.2003 New brochure: GALILEO - Europe shows the way.
27.10.2003 Press release: GALILEO: Loyola de Palacio welcomes the green light for an EU-China agreement.
20.10.2003 Press release: GALILEO: launching of the call for a concessionaire.
17.10.2003 GALILEO concession: The official notice has been published.
Section "applications": New page on safety.
10.10.2003 New technical document: The Galilei project - GALILEO Design consolidation.
Links updated.
03.10.2003 Page "Calls for tenders" updated.
18.09.2003 Press release: EU and China are set to collaborate on GALILEO.
14.08.2003 The Galileo Joint Undertaking is recruiting personnel: da de el en es fi fr it nl pt sv pdf (max. 40 Kb)
Applications can be submitted by email to
GALILEO and the 6th Framework Programme: the Joint Undertaking is organising an Information Day on 4 September 2003.
12.08.2003 Website of the GALILEO Joint Undertaking.
Proposal for a Council Regulation on the establishment of structures for the management of the European satellite radionavigation programme.
Press release.
29.07.2003 The first GALILEO-specific call for proposals in the frame of the 6th Framework Programme for Research and Development has been published.
08.07.2003 Updated: Frequently Asked Questions.
30.06.2003 New page added: Videos. A downloadable version of the GALILEO video is now available.
Updated: List of enterprises interested in the GALILEO concession.
26.06.2003 New page added: Applications for people with disabilities.
13.06.2003 Press release: GALILEO : Loyola de Palacio welcomes the nomination of the Joint Undertaking's Executive Director.
10.06.2003 GALILEO Joint Undertaking: The European Commission and ESA have signed its Foundation Act.
GALILEO concession: Enterprises looking for potential partners with a view to the future operation of GALILEO can now consult the List of enterprises interested in the GALILEO concession.
New page added: European GNSS: A two-step approach.
Council conclusions on the integration of EGNOS in GALILEO.
02.06.2003 Page "Calls for tenders" updated.
27.05.2003 ESA Press release: Galileo becomes a reality for Europe
16.05.2003 Speech by François Lamoureux, Director-General DG Energy and Transport: "Opening of EU-China negotiations on satellite navigation"
02.05.2003 Page "Calls for tenders" updated.
30.04.2003 In a new Directive proposal, the Commission proposes to use satellite location technologies as the most appropriate technical solution for the future interoperability of electronic road tolling systems in Europe. The aim of the Directive is to avoid having numerous types of equipment for different national systems installed in vehicles, a situation which might occur in the coming years in the Alpine region, for example. The Directive proposes a "European tolling service" based on the principle "one contract, one equipment" for every car. GALILEO will be the key success factor for this initiative.
Communication from the Commission - Developing the trans-European transport network: Innovative funding solutions - Interoperability of electronic toll collection systems - Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the widespread introduction and interoperability of electronic road toll systems in the Community.
14.04.2003 The European Commission organises the 1st Galileo Conference for an Enlarged Europe on 19, 20 May 2003 in Warsaw, Poland.
This Conference aims at preparing the ground for the smooth integration of candidate countries in the GALILEO and EGNOS programmes. It will address the state-of-play in the satellite navigation sector. Institutional, industrial and research aspects will be covered.
A parallel meeting between the Commission and candidate countries on the development of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) will be held on the occasion of this Conference.
Conference announcement
09.04.2003 Call for expressions of interest: Innovation Village for SMEs at the NAVSAT 2003 conference.
28.03.2003 New section on the Euro-Med GNSS project.
24.03.2003 Conclusions of the European Spring Council (20-21 March 2003, Brussels) on Galileo:
For transport, the European Council:
<...>calls for a full and speedy implementation of the Barcelona conclusions regarding Galileo, taking further steps to consolidate the work already undertaken to set up the joint undertaking in order to take the project forward through the selection of the concession holder and secure the necessary frequency assignments; and for a solution to be urgently reached on the division of budget contributions within the European Space Agency.<...>

The GALILEO video (March 2002) is now available online.
20.03.2003 Commission Communication: Integration of the EGNOS programme in the Galileo programme.
Press release: The Commission proposes integrating the EGNOS and GALILEO programmes.
19.03.2003 GALILEO Industry Day: Presentations available for download.
New brochure: Business in satellite navigation.
14.03.2003 Final programme of the GALILEO Industry Day.
13.03.2003 Press release: GALILEO: 18 March 2003, Investors' Day.
04.03.2003 Inception study to support the development of a business plan for Galileo: The Executive summary of phase II is now available.
26.02.2003 Press release: GALILEO strengthens Euro-Mediterranean partnership.
24.02.2003 Call for expressions of interest from undertakings for the "Galileo Concession" to deploy and operate the Galileo satellite navigation system.
21.02.2003 The deadline for submitting applications for the post of the Director of the Galileo Joint Undertaking has been extended until 3 March 2003.
19.02.2003 New page added: The future of GNSS
15.01.2003 Press release: Galileo goes ahead: the Commission proceeds despite financing difficulties within the ESA.
Section Calls for tenders updated.
Section Technical documents: Galileo High Level mission Definition (HLD) version 3.0 added.
Sitemap added.
08.01.2003 The 1st Euro-Mediterranean GNSS Seminar will be held at the Ministry of Civil Aviation in Cairo, Egypt on 16-17 February 2003.

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