Five cosmonauts from the international program "Intercosmos" - Pavel Vinogradov (Russia), Vladimir Remek
(Czech Republic), Miroslav Hermaschievsky (Poland), Bertalan Farkas (Hungary), Ivan Bela (Slovakia), and Tatyana Egorova, cosmonaut's wife Boris Egorov, arrive in Bulgaria for the celebrations for the 40th anniversary of Georgi Ivanov's flight.
Vitezslav Pivonka, who headed the embassy in Baku, replaced Vladimir Remek
in Moscow earlier this year," said the report.
"Financing it outside would not be understood by the European stakeholders involved in the programme, nor by our international partners in the project," according an explanatory note from a June 2013 report by Vladimir Remek
(GUE-NGL, Czech Republic), the rapporteur on this proposal in the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE).
The vote on a draft by Czech MEP Vladimir Remek
(GUE/NGL) was 37 in favour, five against and six abstentions.
, from Czechoslovakia, becomes the first person in space who is neither Russian or American.
The main aim of this proposal, for which the rapporteur is Vladimir Remek
(GUE-NGL, Czech Republic), is to allow the EU, the main contributor, to deal more easily with regular budget increases for this huge project.
Speaking on behalf of the different political groups, Rachida Dati (EPP, France), Silvia-Adriana Ticau (S&D, Romania), Fiona Hall (ALDE, UK), Jacqueline Foster (ECR, UK) and Vladimir Remek
(EUL-NGL, Czech Republic) all agreed that the programme is essential, that Europe cannot afford to lose its technological advance in this field, that investments to date (3.2 billion up until 2013) may have been made in vain if the Union pulls out and that the programme is a pillar of the EU strategy.
The other keynote speaker was Czech MEP Vladimir Remek
The Parliament's rapporteur, Vladimir Remek
(GUE, Czech Republic), feels that while these additional costs are a serious issue, they must also be put into context: indeed, the development, deployment and fine-tuning of the US' competitor system, GPS, cost around US$40 billion.
Issues related to this new EU policy will be in the spotlight in the coming weeks with the Transport Council's adoption of conclusions on the mid-term review of the GNSS systems (EGNOS and Galileo) and the 12 April vote in the European Parliament's Committee on Industry and Energy (ITRE) on a draft resolution on the same communication, tabled by Vladimir Remek
(EUL, Czech Republic).
The framework agreement signed between the international community, including the European Union, and the Russian Federation on a multilateral environmental programme in the nuclear sector was approved by the European Parliament on 25 April, following a proposal of the rapporteur, Vladimir Remek
(EUL-NGL, Czech Republic - consultation procedure).