- After the vote on the draft legislative resolution:
Jerzy Buzek (PPE-DE), rapporteur. – (PL) Mr President, I would like to thank all the Members of the European Parliament for their excellent and fruitful cooperation. We had 1700 amendments, so the interest in the Seventh Framework Programme was huge.
I would particularly like to thank my colleagues from the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, who put in the most work. Cooperation with the shadow rapporteurs was excellent, and I should like to thank my colleagues for their cooperation. The Commission officials and political group advisors also put in a lot of work.
Thanks to the Seventh Framework Programme, we want to exploit the potential of all the 25 European Union Member States. We want to take advantage of the experience of the best people and infrastructure. The European Parliament has acted quickly, effectively and responsibly. We must not slow down the pace. We must launch the programme on 1 January 2007, and this is my call to you.