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In its proposals for the Specific Programmes, the Commission indicated a number of potential initiatives under Article 169 of the Treaty. At the 30 May 2006 Competitiveness Council, Commissioner Potočnik announced that a roadmap would be presented in autumn 2006 outlining the Commission's intentions for the Article 169 initiatives. The present note sets out the boundary conditions to be met by potential Article 169 initiatives as well as the process that will guide their implementation. Article 169 of the Treaty provides a legal basis for the Community to support the integration of national research programmes by means of a participation in research and development programmes undertaken by several Member States.

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