The training will enable member countries of the Andean Community
to optimise SES-10 s coverage, said Gerhard Bethscheider, Managing Director at SES Techcom Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES which is in charge of the training.
The decision to call off the talks with the Andean Community
has angered the head of the International Trade Committee of the European Parliament, Helmuth Markov (GUE, Germany), who accused the Commission of being responsible for the break-up of the regional bloc.
This view was not shared by some leaders on the American side, especially in the Andean Community
It will be followed, on 17 May, by summits between the EU and Mexico, Chile, the Andean Community
and Central America, among others.
Therefore, the proposal to improve population and property statistics by using administrative records in the countries of the Andean Community
is not only timely, but of strategic relevance.
The EU and the Andean Community
opened negotiations with a view to concluding an association agreement (AA), on 14 June in Tarija, Bolivia.
The Andean Community
countries--Bolivia, Peru, Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador--closed 2000 with US$5 billion in intra-regional trade, up more than 27% from a year earlier.
The satellite will be positioned at the 67 degrees West orbital position, pursuant to an agreement between the Andean Community
(Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru) and SES, which provides for use of the Andean Community
s Simon Bolivar 2 satellite network.
The first round of negotiations for an Association Agreement between the EU and the Andean Community
(Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru) will be held on the margins of the next Joint Committee between the two parties, in late May in La Paz.
And as Andean Community
and Mercosur countries chat about better trade relations, look for quicker clearances and better intermodal connections in the area.