Competitiveness (Internal Market, Industry and Research) Council: arrivals and round table
End production: 06/03/2009 First transmission: 06/03/2009
The EU Ministers in charge of Research met on 6 March 2009 in Brussels against the backdrop of deeper financial and economic crisis. Ministers held a public debate on the perspectives for the development of the European Research Area, the so-called 'Ljubljana process'. The Ljubljana process, which aims at a full realisation of ERA, is a central element of the implementation of the Lisbon Agenda in order to achieve more and better coordinated investments in knowledge leading to improved European competitiveness. The Council also held an exchange of views on the role of European research infrastructures within the knowledge triangle, notably in the context of the economic recovery plan.
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||Arrival of José Mariano Gago, Portuguese Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education
||Arrival of delegations (2 shots)
||Arrival of Ondřej Liška, Czech Minister for Education, Youth and Sports and President in office of the Council
||Round table: Estonian delegation
||Annette Schavan, German Federal Minister for Education and Research, and Janez Potocnik, Member of the EC in charge of Science and Research (2 shots)
||Cutaway of photographer
||Janez Potocnik (2 shots)
||Ondřej Liška (2 shots)
||Ondřej Liška and Annette Schavan (3 shots)