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European Commission published the orientation paper of the work programme 2012 for FP7 Environement.
In line with its commitment to an open data strategy the European Commission has made its data sets and statistics in the Scoreboard publicly available online enabling anyone to carry out their own analysis and come to their own conclusions.
It will use public sector intervention to stimulate the private sector and to remove bottlenecks which stop ideas reaching the market. These include lack of finance, fragmented research systems and markets, under-use of public procurement for innovation and slow standard setting. The Innovation Union is a "flagship" in the Europe 2020 Strategy.
The Council is expected to adopt conclusions on the interim evaluation of the Eurostars Joint Programme (see IP/07/1313 below). The Commission's own response was adopted on 8 April 2011.
Eurostars provides financial support to market-oriented research projects initiated and driven by R&D performing SMEs.