BELGIAN PROMISE

BY KEITH NUTHALL
THE BELGIAN government has committed its July-December presidency of the European Union to securing formal approval for the creation of a new research fund that will pump millions of Euro's into coal industry research, replacing the work carried out via the budgets of the soon-to-be-defunct European Coal and Steel Community.

EU ministers have been discussing a proposed new European Coal and Steel RTD Programme, which will spend money on studies into modern exploration techniques, integrated mine planning, automated road heading and ...


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