Re: And we wonder why people want to exit the EU
How does that solve the problem?
You could argue that a European GPS is an unnecessary vanity project but the UK, for example, wasn't forced to take part: we thought it was a good idea at the time and it was the UK that wanted it kept to EU members.
If you argue that it is necessary, there is no way that it could be funded either by a single country on its own (despite the UK's aspirations for a local system for local people), nor that the other European countries would accept such a system being under the sole control of another nation's government.
It's inevitable that a project of this kind will be a multinational operation with the consequent vested interests of multiple governments wanting their piece of the action, regardless of the umbrella under which those governments gather.