The European Commission called this week for governments of the European Union to develop their own Global Navigation Satellite System rather than relying on the U.S. Global Positioning System. The EC asked member states to back politically and financially a European-developed system, Galileo, that will "avoid the problems caused by our current dependence on U.S. and Russian satellites over which Europe has no control." Neil Kinnock, commissioner for transport policy, said Europe "must ...


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