Joint Statement between the European Commission (EC) and the United States

Brussels, Belgium, 25 February 2004

The United States and the European Commission, joined by the European Union Member States, held a successful round of negotiations in Brussels on 24-25 February 2004. The delegations built upon progress made in The Hague and in Washington and were able to reach agreement on most of the overall principles of GPS/Galileo cooperation, including,

The delegations will continue to work diligently to resolve the few remaining outstanding issues which concern primarily some legal and procedural aspects.

Heinz Hilbrecht
Head of the EU delegation

Ralph Braibanti
Head of the US delegation

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