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The European Growth Initiative final report has been prepared by the Commission in cooperation with the European Investment Bank (EIB), and will be discussed by the EU's Heads of State and Government in December 2003. The initiative puts the case for investment in transport and energy networks, as well as research and innovation. The paper includes a list of 'quick-start' projects that could be started within the next three years. Among the areas foreseen for immediate research and innovation projects are: mobile communications and technologies; the Géant research network; the hydrogen economy; nanoelectronics; next generation lasers; the global monitoring for the environment and security (GMES) satellite network; and the Kourou launch facility.

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Record Number: 5712 / Last updated on: 2005-09-26
Category: POLI