THE BELGIAN government has committed its tenure of the EU presidency over the next six months to securing formal approval for the creation of a new research fund, pumping millions of Euro's into steel industry research. This would replace the work carried out via 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 areas covering new and improved steel-making and finishing techniques, the development and ...

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