The European Patent Office has put forward a proposal to reduce the fees for registration of European patents. The new proposals will reduce both the PCT search fee and the examination fee by EUR 100 each. For applicants using the EPO as ISA for search and examination and entering the European phase, the PCT fee proposals would result in a considerable fee reduction: a decrease of EUR 656.
In addition, there are proposals for fees reduction for SME’s and universities.
More information here.