Only few people in the INSPIRE Community will remember the frist EC-GIS workshop, which was held in 1995 in Brussels. You may find it interesting to browse through the two-page summary and compare what you read with where we are now.
Yesterday, on 14 December 2009, the representatives of the Member States (the INSPIRE Committee) approved the INSPIRE Implementing Rules for Download and Transformation services and the ones for harmonisation and interoperability of spatial data.
I'd like to thank all of you involved in the work behind the Implementing Rules. Congratulations on the work done!