Parliament to vote on Fifth Framework Programme proposal
The European Parliament's Committee on Research, Technological Development and Energy is set to adopt its opinion on the Commission's proposal for the Fifth Framework RTD Programme at a meeting in Brussels on 26 and 27 November 1997.
With over 400 amendments submitted by MEPs on the Committee, voting on the opinion is likely to be a lengthy process, with MEPs seeking a wide variety of changes to the Commission's proposal.
If all goes according to plan, the full Parliament will then vote on the opinion at its December session in Strasbourg. Parliament's first reading would then be transmitted to the Council and Commission by the end of the year. For its part, the Council hopes to reach agreement on its common position at the Research Council scheduled for 12 February 1998.