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New EU-Russia space deal agreed

New EU-Russia space deal agreed
Published on: 03/10/2001
European Research Commissioner Philippe Busquin signed deals with Russia on energy and space research cooperation during the visit to Brussels by Russian President Vladimir Putin on 3 October.
Commissioner Busquin and Russian space agency director Youri Koptiev today advanced the long-standing space co-operation between Europe and Russia by discussing a joint agreement on the Euro-Russian space partnership. Initially activities will focus on satellite navigation systems Galileo and Glonass, Europe's global monitoring for environment and security (GMES) initiative and launch services.