Thursday, March 10, 2005

There is no demoracy in the Europian Union

"While the EU Parliament has proposed a clear exclusion of software patents, the Commission and Council have ignored the Parliament's proposal and reinstated the most uncompromisingly pro-patent text in May 2004. However this text does not enjoy the support of a qualified majority of member states. Yet the Council has refused to renegotiate and is still trying to push the text through. Meanwhile the European Parliament has asked for a restart of the procedure. The Council and Commission still seem inclined to ignore the Parliament's request and to interpret the EU's rules of procedure in an anti-democratic spirit.

The current situation is also reflected in recent FFII letters to the Parliament, Council of Ministers and Commission."


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