A series of operational programmes aimed at implementing the Community Support Framework for Greece have been approved by Mr. Bruce Millan, the Commissioner responsible for Regional Policies (DG XVI). A sum of ECU 6,520 million has been granted to the programmes. The programmes adopted concern: - Industry and services (ECU 720 million); - Research and technology (ECU 316.2 million); - The environment (ECU 76.7 million); - Health and preventive measures (ECU 226.4 million); - Energy (ECU 352.1 million); - Natural gas (ECU 354.6 million). The operational programme for research and technology aims at reinforcing Greece's techno-economic capacity in order to attract investments and stimulate added-value production at the level of its products and services. The following areas are covered: - Support of research and technology activities in economic sectors; - Industrial research, technology transfer, and innovation; - Reinforcement and restructuring of research infrastructure; - Human resources.