the Key Figures, the main message conveyed by Commissioner
Busquin concerned the significant slowdown of the EU-15'
transition towards a knowledge-based economy.
The second big issue concerned data analysis and policy
implications following a study on the mobility of qualified
scientists, prepared by MERIT, the University of Maastricht.
Empirical evidence has been collected for a number of EU-15
Member States and Central and Eastern European countries.
See the MERIT
2003: 'Brain Drain' executive summary.