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   The  Governments  of the Member States and the European  Commission  were
   represented as follows:

   Belgium:
   Mr Jean-Maurice DEHOUSSE    Minister  for Science Policy  and  Scientific
                               and Cultural Institutions
   Mr Luc VAN den BRANDE (*)   Chairman of the Flemish Community
                               Executive

   Denmark:
   Mr Arne Ole ANDERSEN        Minister   for  Ecclesiastical  Affairs   and
                               Minister for Research
   Mr Knud LARSEN              State  Secretary,  Ministry of  Research  and
                               Technology

   Germany:
   Mr Paul KRÜGER              Minister for Research and Technology

   Greece:
   Mr Constantin SIMITIS       Minister for Industry, Energy and Technology

   Spain:
   Mr Elias FERERES            State  Secretary  for  the  Universities  and
                               Research

   France:
   Mr Pierre SELLAL            Deputy Permanent Representative

   Ireland:
   Mr John F. COGAN            Deputy Permanent Representative

   Italy:
   Mr Stefano PODESTA          Minister for the Universities and  Scientific
                               and Technological Research

   Luxembourg:
   Mr Jean-Marc HOSCHEIT       Deputy Permanent Representative

   Netherlands:
   Mr Ate OOSTRA               Deputy Permanent Representative

   Portugal:
   Mr Luis VALENTE DE OLIVEIRA Minister   for   Territorial   Planning   and
                               Management
   Mr Manuel FERNANDEZ THOMAZ  State Secretary for Science and Technology

   United Kingdom:
   Mr David DURIE              Deputy Permanent Representative

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   Commission:
   Mr Antonio RUBERTI          Member

   
   (*)  Head of delegation

   Austria:
   Mr Erhad BUSEK              Federal Minister for Science and Research

   Finland:
   Mr Seppo KÄÄRIÄINEN         Minister for Trade and Industry

   Norway:
   Mr Gudmund HERNES           Minister   for   Education,   Research    and
                               Religious Affairs

   Sweden:
   Mr Per UNCKEL               Minister for Education and Science

   At  this  Council meeting the Ministers of Austria, Finland,  Norway  and
   Sweden  participated  for the first time as active observers -  with  the
   right  to  speak but not to vote - following the signing,  at  the  Corfu
   European  Council on 24 and 25 June 1994, of the Treaty of  Accession  of
   those countries.

   RULES  FOR  PARTICIPATION IN SPECIFIC RTD PROGRAMMES AND  RULES  FOR  THE
   DISSEMINATION OF THE RESULTS OF THOSE PROGRAMMES

   Having  adopted  the  4th framework  Community  research,   technological
   development   and   demonstration   programme   (RTD)   (1994-1998)    on
   26 April 1994,  the  Council  signified its political  agreement  to  the
   common positions on:

   -  the   Decision   concerning  the  rules  for  the   participation   of
      undertakings,  research  centres  and  universities  in  the  specific
      programmes of RTD and demonstration of the European Community;

   -  the  Decision  concerning  the  rules for  the  dissemination  of  the
      research results from the specific programmes of RTD and demonstration
      of the European Community.

   Following the entry into force of the Treaty on EU the Council is obliged
   to  lay down such rules governing participation  and  dissemination.  The
   common  positions  will  be formally adopted  at  a  forthcoming  Council
   meeting, after the texts have been finalized. They will then be forwarded
   to the European Parliament under the co-operation procedure (Article 189c
   of the Treaty).

   The  Council also reached political agreement on the Decision  concerning
   the  rules  for the participation of undertakings, research  centres  and
   universities  in the specific programmes of research and training of  the
   European Atomic Energy Community.  As this text is similar to that of the
   EC Decision, it will be adopted at the same time.

   The purpose of these three Decisions is to lay down horizontal rules  for
   implementing all specific RTD programmes.

   Special attention will be paid to small and medium-sized enterprises  and
   co-operation   with  entities  from  third  countries  or   international
   organizations.

   As regards Community financial participation, the common position on  the
   Decision  concerning the rules for participation provides that the  usual
   method consists of making payments in good time on justification, by  the
   participant,  of  the real cost of the action. If the  participants  were
   specifically  agreed, another method involving repayment on the basis  of
   certain fixed composite rates could be used.

   SPECIFIC PROGRAMMES

   The Council gave its political agreement to the Decisions concerning  two
   specific   programmes:   one  relating  to   industrial   and   materials
   technologies, the other relating to advanced communications  technologies
   and services.

   These  two programmes are the first to be approved by the Council of  the
   20 specific  programmes drawn up by the Commission for implementation  of
   the 4th framework programme (1994-1998).

   The  Council decided on the indicative allocation of the  amounts  deemed
   necessary,  which is ECU 1 617 million for the specific programme in  the
   area of industrial and materials technologies and ECU 630 million for the
   specific  programme in the area of advanced  communications  technologies
   and services.  The indicative allocation of those amounts is shown below.
   In   addition,   the  Joint  Research  Centre  will  contribute   a   sum
   of ECU 90 million, through direct action, to the industrial and materials
   technologies programme.

   The  Commission  noted  the requests from a  number  of  delegations  for
   information on the administrative costs and evaluation principles adopted
   by the Commission for the specific research programmes as a whole.

   The  Commission  will  be  assisted, in the  implementation  of  the  two
   specific  programmes,  by a committee made up of representatives  of  the
   Member States and chaired by a representative of the Commission.

   These  Decisions will be definitively adopted after finalization  of  the
   texts.

   Indicative  breakdown  of the amount deemed necessary  for  the  specific
   programme "Advanced communications technologies and services"

                                   (tableau)

   Indicative  breakdown  of the amount deemed necessary  for  the  specific
   programme "Industrial and materials technologies"

                                  ( tableau )

   These  breakdowns do not exclude the possibility of projects relating  to
   several areas.

   SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL CO-OPERATION WITH SWITZERLAND

   The  Council  took  note of the Commission's presentation  of  the  draft
   negotiating  directives  for  a  scientific  and  technical  co-operation
   agreement with Switzerland.

   EUROPEAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ASSEMBLY

   The  Council  held a discussion on the European  Science  and  Technology
   Assembly which the Commission set up in March 1994 under its own aegis as
   an advisory committee for the preparation, implementation and  monitoring
   of the Community's research and technological development policy.

   SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL CO-OPERATION AGREEMENT WITH ISRAEL

   The  Council  postponed its discussion on this item until  a  forthcoming
   meeting.

   MISCELLANEOUS DECISIONS
   (Adopted unanimously without debate unless otherwise stated)

   EC-Australia S/T Co-operation Agreement

   The  Council  adopted  the  Decision  concerning  the  conclusion  of  an
   Agreement  relating to scientific and technical co-operation between  the
   European Community and Australia, signed in Canberra on 23 February 1994.

   The purpose of the Agreement is to encourage and facilitate  co-operation
   between  Australia and the Community in fields of common  interest  where
   the  Parties  support  research and  development  activities  to  advance
   science and/or technology relevant to those fields.

   For the purposes of the Agreement, co-operation will cover activities  in
   the following areas:
   -  biotechnology;
   -  medical and health research;
   -  marine science and technology;
   -  environment;
   -  information technologies;
   -  communication technologies.

   EC-San Marino relations

   The  Council approved two draft Decisions as a Community common  position
   for  the 2nd meeting of the EC-San Marino Co-operation Committee,  to  be
   held on 28 June.  These drafts concern:

   -  a  Decision on Community veterinary regulations to be adopted  by  the
      Republic of San Marino;

   -  a  Decision  amending  the  list of customs  offices  referred  to  in
      Article 7(1)(a)  of the Interim Agreement on trade and  customs  union
      between the Community and the Republic of San Marino.

   Relations with Bulgaria and Romania

   The Council adopted Decisions concerning the conclusion of two  exchanges
   of letters amending the Interim Agreements and the Europe Agreements:

   -  approving the exchange of letters between the EC and Bulgaria amending
      the  Interim  Agreement on trade and  trade-related  measures  between
      the EEC  and the ECSC, of the one part, and the Republic of  Bulgaria,
      of   the  other  part,  and  the  Europe  Agreement  establishing   an
      association between the EC and its Member States, of the one part, and
      the  Republic of Bulgaria, of the other part, both as amended  by  the
      Additional Protocol signed on 21 December 1993;

   -  approving the Agreement in the form of an exchange of letters  between
      the EC and Romania amending the Interim Agreement on trade and  trade-
      related  measures between the EEC and the ECSC, of the one  part,  and
      Romania,  of the other part, and the Europe Agreement establishing  an
      association between the EC and its Member States, of the one part, and
      Romania, of the other part, both as amended by the Additional Protocol
      signed on 21 December 1993.

   Environment

   The Council adopted:

   -  the  Decision on the signature on behalf of the Community, subject  to
      approval,  of  the Convention on co-operation for the  protection  and
      sustainable use of the Danube.

      The  main  purpose  of the Convention is to provide  a  framework  for
      bilateral   or  multilateral  co-operation  to  protect  the   aquatic
      environment,  prevent and control pollution in the Danube  and  ensure
      sustainable use of the water resources of riparian countries.

      The  text  of  the Convention will be submitted  to  the  Parties  for
      signing in Sofia on 29 June 1994.

   -  the    Directive    amending   the   date   of    implementation    of
      Directive 91/689/EEC  on  hazardous wasts and the date  of  repeal  of
      Directive 78/319/EEC on toxic and hazardous waste.

      The purpose of these amendments is to mitigate the practical and legal
      problems  arising from the non-availability of the list  of  hazardous
      wastes provided for in Directive 91/689/EEC.

   Intellectual property
   -  semiconductor products

      The  Council  adopted  a  Decision  on  the  extension  of  the  legal
      protection  of topographies of semiconductor products to persons  from
      the United States of America.  The legal protection provided for under
      Directive 87/54/EEC  is  extended for the period from  2 July 1994  to
      1 July 1995 as follows:

      - natural persons who are nationals of the United States of America or
        who   have  their  habitual  residence  in  the  territory  of   the
        United States  of America will be treated as if they were  nationals
        of a Member State;

      - companies  and other legal persons of the United States  of  America
        which   have   a  real  and  effective  industrial   or   commercial
        establishment in that country will be treated as if they had a  real
        and   effective  industrial  or  commercial  establishment  in   the
        territory of a Member State.

   -  Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market

      Following  the  agreement reached at the Internal  Market  Council  on
      16 June 1994  (see  press  release 7733/94  Presse 121),  the  Council
      formally appointed for a five-year period:

      = Mr Alberto J. CASADO CERVIÑO  (Spain), Vice-President of the  Office
        for  Harmonization in the Internal Market (trade marks and  designs)
        with special responsibility for administration and staff questions;

      = Mr Alexander  von MÜHLENDAHL  (Federal Republic of  Germany),  Vice-
        President  of  the Office for Harmonization in the  Internal  Market
        (trade  marks  and designs) with special  responsibility  for  legal
        matters.

      Their terms of office will take effect on the date on which they  take
      up  their duties, that date to be agreed between  the  Vice-Presidents
      and the Administrative Board of the Office.

      It  will be recalled that on 16 June 1994 the Internal Market  Council
      appointed  Mr Jean-Claude COMBALDIEU (France),  Inspector-General  for
      Industry  and Trade, President of the Office for Harmonization in  the
      Internal Market, which has its seat in Alicante.

   Fisheries

   Following  the  political agreement reached at the Fisheries  Council  on
   10 June (see press release 7491/94 Presse 109), and after finalization of
   the texts, the Council formally adopted:

   -  the Regulation harmonizing various technical measures in Mediterranean
      fisheries.

      The  purpose  of this Regulation is to remedy the  problems  currently
      affecting  resources in the Mediterranean by introducing a  harmonized
      management system suited to the circumstances there, while taking into
      account existing national regulations.

      It  is  a  first  step towards introducing a  common  policy  for  the
      conservation and management of fishery resources in the Mediterranean,
      as  Community  action  in this area has hitherto  been  restricted  in
      particular to the Atlantic, the North Sea and the Baltic.

      The Spanish delegation abstained.

   -  the  Regulation  laying  down general  provisions  concerning  special
      fishing permits applicable to Community fishing vessels and to vessels
      flying the flag of a third country operating in the Community  fishing
      zone.

      The  purpose  of this Regulation is to supplement the one  adopted  in
      December 1993   concerning  the  minimum  information  which   fishing
      licences must contain (identity card for vessels).

   -  the   Regulation  establishing  a  system  of  compensation  for   the
      additional costs incurred in the marketing of certain fishery products
      from the Azores, Madeira, the Canary Islands and the French department
      of Guiana as a result of their very remote location.

      The   Netherlands   delegation  voted   against.  The   United Kingdom
      delegation abstained, giving the following explanation of vote:

      "The United Kingdom delegation abstains because in its view any aid to
      deal with this essentially structural problem should be financed  from
      structural resources as has been the case in the past."

   Customs union
   -  certain industrial fisheries products

      The  Council  adopted  the Regulation opening and  providing  for  the
      administration  of  Community  tariff quotas  for  certain  industrial
      fisheries products (third series 1994).  The products designated below
      may be imported at zero duty within the limit of the Community  tariff
      quotas indicated:

      = certain  eels - up to a quota of 5 000 tonnes - from 1 July 1994  to
        30 June 1995;

      = chlorosulphonated  polyethylene -  up to a quota  of  4 000 tonnes -
        from 1 July to 31 December 1994;

      = Benzene-1,2,4-tricarboxylic  acid 1,2-anhydride - up to a  quota  of
        3 500 tonnes - from 1 July to 31 December 1994.

   -  certain agricultural products

      The   Council  adopted  the  Regulation  temporarily  suspending   the
      autonomous  Common Customs Tariff duties on a number  of  agricultural
      products from 1 July 1994 to 30 June 1995.

   Telecommunications

   Following  the  agreement reached by the  Telecommunications  Council  on
   30 May 1994  (see press release 7172/94 Presse 99), the Council  formally
   adopted  the  Resolution on a framework for Community policy  on  digital
   video broadcasting.

   Dangerous substances

   The  Council  adopted  a  common position with a  view  to  adopting  the
   European  Parliament  and Council Directive amending  for  the  15th time
   Directive 76/769/EEC  on the approximation of the laws,  regulations  and
   administrative  provisions of the Member States relating to  restrictions
   on   the   marketing  and  use  of  certain  dangerous   substances   and
   preparations.

   ECSC

   The Council gave its assent under Article 55(2)(c) of the ECSC Treaty  to
   the   implementation   and  execution  of  a  coal   research   programme
   (1994 financial year).

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