On the occasion of the final adoption of the 7th Research Framework Programme on 18 December and of the Specific Research Programmes on 20 December 2006, Mgr. Noel Treanor, made the following statement.
The Secretariat of COMECE has followed the preparation of the 7th Framework Research Programme for the period 2007-2013. It expresses its profound deception regarding the decision of the European Council of Ministers on 24 July 2006.
The Executive Committee of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community (COMECE) takes note of the ongoing negotiations about the 7th Research Framework Programme in the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers.