Polish Committee on European Union Affairs: "Do not Adopt Common Position"
In response to the second COSAC letter sent by Vrijschrift and FFII, we received the following opinion of the Polish European Union Affairs Committee of the Lower Chamber of Parliament. They unambiguously condemn the political agreement reached in May and ask for renewed discussions. Unfortunately, the Council seems to be determined to push the proposal through on Monday 24 January 2005 anyway.
Text of the opinion
- Opinion no. 24 of the European Union Affairs Committee on the motion to the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the patentability of computer-implemented inventions COM (2002) 92 and on the appropriate draft position of the Government Adopted at the sitting on December, 17th 2004 The European Union Affairs Committee strongly supports the Government in its intention to submit a statement related to the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the patentability of computer-implemented inventions COM (2002) 92. The Committee takes the position that the proposal for a directive in its present form should not be brought into effect. Chairman of the Committee, Robert Smolen