THE REGULATIONS governing the proposed new Coal and Steel Research Fund, that is to replace the outgoing European Coal and Steel Community next year, should allow for its budget to be reviewed when the EU admits new members from eastern Europe, the European Parliament's budget committee has claimed.

Members said that the fund would need to take account of the fact that these countries may have significant coal and steel industries, saying "the importance of the coal and steel industries will increase as a result of enlargement." The ...

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