The ministers of EU Member States responsible for the research area have met on April 12 in Budapest. The meeting started with the evaluation of the experience under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) and went on to the assessment of the expectations for the next period budget. In this context, the ministers also discussed the ways to protect intellectual property rights as a way to encourage innovation in the EU.

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Hungarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, www.eu2011.hu