"Euroabstracts" is published each month by DG XIII of the European Commission. It provides abstracts of Community RTD publications in addition to a review of RTD results, policies and activities. In the forthcoming December issue, an article examines European research and technological development in the field of transport and reviews recent research relating to transport within European programmes and the Fourth Framework Programme. An assessment of critical technologies compares the use of technology foresight in Japan and Europe. The issue also contains a summary of the proceedings of a conference, organized by the Community's LIBRARIES programme, on the needs of the library and information industry infrastructure in Central and Eastern Europe. The December edition includes some 45 pages of abstracts of recent Community publications on research, science and technology. These cover a wide range of subjects: chemistry, earth sciences, engineering and technology, energy, life sciences, materials, mathematics, computers and telecommunications, nuclear science and engineering, and physics.