The EU Competitiveness Council will meet today and tomorrow in Luxembourg to, inter alia, discuss the EU Commission's proposal on translation arrangements.
Now it has been reported on Document 14377/10 of the Committee of Permanent Representatives' meeting of 6 October 2010 related to the compromise suggested by the Belgian EU Presidency. The document tells us that at the informal Council of 29 September 2010 "almost all delegations expressed the need of finding a solution for the translation arrangements for the EU patent in short term, preferably during the Belgian presidency" and that "a large majority of the delegations made clear that this solution would need to respect certain red lines, namely that significant additional costs resulting from additional translations and legal insecurity resulting from giving legal effect to translations would not be accepted.
Document 14377/10 aims at giving a "political orientation" by the Permanent Representatives Committee on the compromise text by the Belgian Presidency in that
the Council is invited to agree on the elements for a political orientation concerning the draft Council Regulation on the translation arrangements for the European Union patent as set out in the Annex to this note ...Zum vollständigen Artikel