Fischer: France backs Czech efforts to win right to host Galileo navigation system

The French government backs Czech efforts to win the right to host the Galileo global navigation satellite system, Jan Fischer said after talks on Tuesday with his French counterpart, Francois Fillon. Prague has been lobbying for some time to become one of the bases for the Galileo system, which is currently being developed by the European Union and the European Space Agency. The Czech prime minister also held talks with France’s minister of economic affairs, Christine Lagarde.

Author: Ian Willoughby