Government Delegation to visit Europe

According to, President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will travel to Vienna in the second week of May to discuss the latest proposals on digital TV from the European Union. Quoting Luiz Fernando Furlan, minister for the Development of Industry and foreign commerce, the report goes on to say that the new proposal from the EU was received on April 17th and that the forthcoming EU/LAC Vienna Summit will provide a ready forum for the Brazilian delegation to further discuss the proposal.
This proposal follows that for the Japanese ISDB-T system and associated support from Japan in implementing it, which resulted in the recent signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two countries.
Item added: 20th April 2006