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A quarter of Europeans have never used the internet

A quarter of Europeans have never used the internet24 percent of people in the European Union have never in my life did not have access to the Internet. In 2006, their share was 46 percent. This was reported in the press release of Eurostat.

Countries in which most people never goes online to become Romania, Bulgaria and Greece (54, 46 and 45 percent, respectively). In Sweden, by contrast, have never used the internet for only 5 percent of the adult population. It is followed by Denmark and the Netherlands with 7 percent.

The study authors suggest that by 2015 the number of people who never had access to the network to drop the EU average of 15 percent.

Europeans launch the first Galileo satellite

Europeans launch the first Galileo satelliteOn Thursday, with the Spaceport in French Guiana should start Russian carrier rocket "Soyuz" spacecraft with two European navigation system Galileo.

The satellites are part of a larger project that aims to improve significantly in the future satellite navigation system and provide more accurate data than the current U.S. system is now GPS.

To Galileo is fully earned, in orbit 28 satellites will bring.

To date, the European Commission, which initiated the project, has gained only 18 devices.