Una direttiva europea minaccia l'open source (Repubblica)
Posted May 17, 2004 14:25 UTC (Mon) by fx
Parent article: Una direttiva europea minaccia l'open source (Repubblica)
It was announced on friday the Belgian government would vote against patents as well. I received an e-mail from Fientje Moerman (Belgian minister for Economics) saying (translated):
"We'll vote against. On top of that we believe the European Parliament (EP) can not be ignored in this matter because the EP has full authority as a co-legislator (co-decision)."
So, the point of view of the Belgian government seems to be that the Council simply can not decide anything on patent legislation unless the EP agrees to it.
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