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European Parliament Bureau approves STOA's 1999 work plan

The Bureau of the European Parliament approved the STOA's (Scientific and Technological Policy Options for the European Parliament) work plan for 1999 at a meeting in Strasbourg on 12 January 1999.

The STOA conduct project evaluations of EC research. The titles of the 12 pro...
The Bureau of the European Parliament approved the STOA's (Scientific and Technological Policy Options for the European Parliament) work plan for 1999 at a meeting in Strasbourg on 12 January 1999.

The STOA conduct project evaluations of EC research. The titles of the 12 projects approved for 1999 are:

- Budgets: Cost-benefit analysis of EU research and technological development work programmes:
- Economic: Economic aspects o the development of technologies for the waste treatment industry
- Research: Genetically-modified food: objectives for EU funded research and development;
- Research: Use of new technologies and cost of water management in view of the new water directive of the EU;
- External economic: The impact of rapid technological change in information technology on the stability of world trade and international capital flows;
- Legal: New technologies for the marketing and sale of medicines on the Internet and television networks;
- Transport: Technological options for a community strategy for a system of navigation by satellite (GNSSI);
- Culture: Linguistic diversity on the Internet: - Assessment of the contribution of machine translation;
- Development: Evaluation of agricultural or other technologies fighting against hunger and poverty;
- Civil liberties: Crowd control and prison technologies (An appraisal of technologies of political control);
- Women's rights: Women professionals in the media in the context of new technological developments;
- Petitions: Personal protective equipment at work.

STOA is the unit of the Directorate General for Research of the European Parliament. It cooperates actively with the European Parliamentary Technology Assessment network, EPTA.
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