Poland Resists A-item in 24 January Fishery Meeting
21st January 2005 -- The Polish European Committee of the Council of Ministers (Komitet Europejski Rady Ministrow or KERM, the governmental decision-making body on European affairs) has announced that it will make a request to the EU Presidency not to put the item concerning the Software Patent Directive on the agenda of the meeting of the Council of Agriculture and Fisheries due to take place on the 24th of January.
The original statement has been published on the website of the Polish Office of the Committee for European Integration (UKIE) . Here is a translation:
- In regard to the news about the possible inclusion of the item concerning the Directive on the Patentability Computer-Implemented Inventions in the agenda of the meeting of the Council of Agriculture and Fisheries on the 24th of January, 2005, the European Committee of the Council of Ministers noted on the meeting on the 21st of January that the work on the final position of Poland on the issue has not yet been completed. On account of that, the European Committee has decided that the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Poland to the European Union will make a request to the Presidency not to include that item in the Agenda of the EU Council Meeting. If the Luxembourg Presidency includes the draft of the aforementioned directive in the agenda, Poland will request its withdrawal and postponement until the necessary analyses currently being conducted by Poland are completed.