Information from the Presidency and the Commission on Research and Related Issues (links) (Other items adopted -- Extract from Council press release on the Competitiveness Council of 25 September)

September 26, 2006

Brussels, 25 Sep 2006

The Council took note of information from the Presidency and the Commission concerning:

a) progress on the 7th research framework programmes (European Community and Euratom), their implementing specific programmes and their rules of participation ( 13060/06 );

b) the 2005 implementation report on retaining and attracting researchers to the European Research Area ( 11629/06 );

c) the outcome of the 6th Euro Mediterranean ministerial conference on industry that took place in Rhodes on 21 and 22 September ( 13140/06 );

d) a Commission's communication on biodiversity ( 9769/06 );

e) the state of implementation of the consumer protection cooperation regulation REG (EC) 2006/2004 ( 12991/06 );

f) preparatory work on the national Lisbon coordinators meeting, to be held in Lisbon on 5 and 6 October ( 12994/06 ). 12OTHER ITEMS APPROVED

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