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Ministers seek new vision for European Research Area, Euractiv, April 16, 2008. (Thanks to Alma Swan.)
Note that the "free flow of knowledge" is not elaborated to include (or exclude) OA.
Also see the draft summary of the meeting:
Here the "free movement of knowledge" means the free movement of people and nothing more.
Comment. In February 2008 it was already clear that the Council was limiting the "free movement of knowledge" (a.k.a. "the fifth freedom") to the movement of people and giving no thought to OA even for publicly-funded research. See my comments at the time. However, in March 2008, the prime ministers of the member states took a stronger stand and explicitly included OA in the "free movement of knowledge". See my comments at the time. Now it appears that half-measures (and the publishing lobby) have prevailed.
Update (4/21/08). In posts today on the AmSci OA Forum, Napoleon Miradon and Frederick Friend argue that my take on the EU position is too pessimistic. I hope they're right and gladly point OAN readers to their arguments.