This guidance will help both investors, to invoke their rights before national administrations and courts, and Member States, to protect the public interest in compliance with EU law. Intra-EU bilateral investment treaties are no longer reliable, as they are deemed illegal and also overlap with the EU single market rules.
Galileo aims at ensuring Europe’s autonomy in the satellite navigation systems sector, which will boost the European job market, help EU’s role as a security and defence provider, and support emerging technologies. Right now, 26 Galileo satellites are in orbit to improve positioning, navigation and timing; nevertheless, 30 satellites are expected for 2020.
President Juncker and President Trump agreed on a Joint EU-U.S. Statement to launch a new phase of the EU-U.S. Both parties reached agreements with regards to zero tariffs, strengthening their cooperation in the energy sector, and a better protection of European and American companies from unfair global trade practices.