Brussels, 13 October 2006
The EU Council of Ministers has officially approved the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) at a meeting in Luxembourg. The Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council accepted all of the amendments put forward by the European Parliament earlier this year.
The CIP aims to promote innovation and foster the competitiveness of European businesses, particularly small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs); accelerate the development of a sustainable, innovative and inclusive information society and promote energy efficiency and new and renewable energy sources.
The programme will run from 2007 to 2013, and have a budget of €3.2 billion, part of which is set aside to promote eco-innovation. It is designed to be complementary to the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7).
No. Cion prop.: 8081/05 COMPET 67 RECH 79 ENER 55 ENV 164 TELECOM ECO 124 CODEC 264
Subject: Proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a competitiveness and innovation framework programme (2007-2013) [first reading]
- Adoption of the legislative act (LA + S)
STATEMENT BY THE COMMISSION
The Commission would draw the legislative authority's attention to the need, by the time of final publication in the OJ, for the financial envelope referred to in the basic act to be quoted at current prices. That is the usual budgetary practice and serves to make compliance with the legislative authority's decision quite clear. For the CIP, the figure at current prices amounts to EUR 3 621,3 million.
The Council adopted a decision establishing a competitiveness and innovation framework programme for the years 2007 to 2013, accepting all amendments voted by the European Parliament at first reading, under the Council Parliament codecision procedure (PE-CONS 3622/06 + doc. 13203/2/06 ADD1 and ADD2).
The programme, with a budget of 3.2 billion (1) for the seven year period, is aimed at: fostering the competitiveness of enterprises, in particular small and medium sized enterprises; promoting all forms of innovation; accelerating the development of a sustainable, competitive and innovative information society; and promoting energy efficiency and new and renewable energy sources in all sectors.
Brussels, 12 October
PE-CONS 3622/06 COMPET 166 RECH 168 ENER 186 ENV 344 TELECOM 57 ECO 114 CODEC 607 OC 448
+ COR 1 (fr)
+ COR 2 (fr)
+ REV 1 (lt)
+ REV 2 (es)
+ REV 3 (cs)
13203/2/06 CODEC 993 COMPET 247 RECH 233 ENER 215 ENV 487 TELECOM 83 ECO 145 REV 2
+ REV 2 ADD 1
approved by COREPER, Part 1, on 04.10.06
Subject: - Proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (2007-2013) (LA+S) (First reading)
- Adoption of the legislative act
- Voting result
- 54th meeting of the Council of the European Union (Transport, Telecommunications and Energy) Thursday 12 October 2006 in Luxembourg
This information note contains the result of the vote at the above Council meeting.
Any statements and/or explanations of voting are available on the Council website on the internet, under "Documents", "Summary of Council acts": http://www.consilium.europa.eu
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