"I/A" item note: Adoption of a Common Position for the Proposed Decision on the production and development of Community statistics on science and technology

January 20, 2003

Brussels, 17 Jan 2003

Full text of Document 15315/1/02

No. prev. doc.: 14089/02 ECO 338 RECH 173 ATO 133 FIN 451 CODEC 1409
No. Cion prop.: 11750/01 RECH 106 ATO 71 FIN 291 CODEC 865

Subject: Proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the production and development of Community statistics on science and technology
- Adoption of the Common Position

On August 2001 the Commission submitted the proposal1 for a draft Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the production and development of Community statistics on science and technology, based on Art. 285 EC.

On 2 July 2002 the European Parliament gave its Opinion2.

On 7 October 2002 the Commission submitted a modified proposal3, incorporating all European Parliament amendments except amendement number 3, on cooperation with the Helsinki Group .

The draft Common Position incorporates all European Parliament amendments at 1st reading, except amendment number 3, and some additional changes.

The Permanent Representatives Committee is invited to suggest that the Council:

in part "A" of the agenda of one of its forthcoming meetings, adopts:
- the Common Position1; in accordance with Article 251 (2) EC ;
- the Statement of the Council's Reasons, as set out in doc. 14089/02 ECO 338 RECH 173 ATO 133 FIN 451 CODEC 1409 ADD 1

1 The consolidated text, reviewed by the Legal/linguistic experts, is set out in doc. 14089/02 ECO 338 RECH 173 ATO 133 FIN 451 CODEC 1409.

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