04-01-2010 Press release - Council of the European Union - Competitiveness (internal market, industry, research)

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Main results of the Council :

The Council adopted conclusions on an enhanced patent system for Europe.

As a contribution to the EU's future strategy for sustainable jobs and growth, the Council adopted
conclusions on ways to achieve a competitive, innovative and eco-efficient economy, on priorities
for the internal market and on the better regulation agenda.

In the field of research, the Council adopted conclusions on:

  • guidance on future priorities for European research and research based innovation in post-2010 Lisbon strategy;
  • the future of information and communication technologies research, innovation and infrastructures;
  • joint programming of research in Europe, including the launch of a pilot research initiative on combating neurodegenerative diseases, in particular Alzheimer's.

Furthermore, the Council adopted a resolution on the enhanced governance of the European Research Area.