TechWorld: EU Ministers Stick Two Fingers Up at MEP Patent Protest
Feb 04, 2005, 14:30 (7 Talkback[s])
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"Europe's ministers are planning to push ahead with
controversial patent legislation despite a vote on Wednesday by
MEPs to restart the process. The decision will set the two
decision-making bodies of the EU at loggerheads.
"Nicolas Schmit, deputy foreign minister of Luxembourg, which is
currently chairing Council of Ministers meetings, said yesterday
that he would ask the body to formally adopt the much-disputed
draft directive on patents at a meeting on 17 February..."