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7. 7. 2008 16:40

July 8, 2008: Czech Republic To Join the European Space Agency, Press Conference at 1:55 p.m.

On Tuesday, July 8, 2008 Czech Premier Mirek Topolánek will sign an accession treaty to the European Space Agency (ESA). The official signing ceremony will be attended by ESA Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain together with Czech Deputy Premier for European Affairs Alexandr Vondra, Transportation Minister Aleš ?ebí?ek, and Minister of Education, Youth and Physical Training Ond?ej Liška. 
This particular step opens up for the Czech Republic, the first of the new EU member states, new possibilities in industry, research, development and innovations. Membership of ESA will also support the Czech Republic’s endeavours to share in the continued development of the Galileo project, and its candidacy to host the seat of the Galileo monitoring agency (GSA).

1:50 p.m. - signing of the treaty
1:55 p.m. - press conference

Journalists are requested to arrive at 1:40 p.m. at the latest.
Venue: Kramá?ova Villa, Gogolova Street 1, Prague 6

Press Department of the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic

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