The formal conclusion of the delegates remarks after examening the impact assesment provided by the European Commission on January 11 notes: "The analysis of delegations' remarks indicates that the European Commission has identified a gap in the existing European Union measures, e.g. an insufficient ability of the current systems to adapt to a changing environment, and that the consequences of the proposed measures were sufficiently analysed. Some delegations considered that a rather one-sided line of reasoning led to a conclusion where a Joint Undertaking (JU) came out as the best policy option."
In conclusion, delegations recognised that the Commission's impact assessment has no major omissions or factual mistakes. Accordingly, the Research Working Party of the Council decided to proceed with the examination of the proposal.