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That doesn't mean the EU - just Germany (at present)
The last software patent vote was overwhelmingly against.
What about the third bullet point in the "In a nutshell" section of the linked article? I'd say the EU position (or at least that of the bureaucrats in Brussels) is still murky, but it appears they are consolidating toward a stance that favors software patents.
"...the highest German appeals court in matters of civil and criminal law overruled the country's highest patent-specialized court and decided that a client-server software for the automatic generation of structured documents (such as XML or HTML) is an example of a patentable software invention."
That covers what, every web technology on the planet?