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The competitiveness of European industry depends on its capacity for innovation and on a secure and economical supply of energy. These are the principal policy considerations of the European Community in funding research and technological development. This paper explains the legal basis, aims, priorities and key features of the Community's actions, and the extent of its financial involvement. In the major programmes on non-nuclear sources of energy, safety in nuclear fission and fusion, a wide range of issues is addressed. To expand and complement these, there are additional programmes such as THERMIE and SAVE. The financial volume of these programmes is small in comparison to the efforts of member states. The European dimension in research and development is, however, growing, as is the extent of wider cooperation on a world scale, but more particularly within the wider European economic zone.

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Authors: BRUHNS H, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Hochschultage Energie, Essen (DE), Oct. 1-2, 1991
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper DE 36479 ORA
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