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European Union: Small Countries Make the Most of EU Largesse

Science  11 Apr 1997:
Vol. 276, Issue 5310, pp. 189
DOI: 10.1126/science.276.5310.189

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F or researchers in most of the European Union's 15 member states, Framework funding is a welcome addition to the support they get from their governments. But in some of the smaller and less well-off members, Framework is more than that: It is the difference between scientific life or death. And it is not just the money that is welcome, it is the sense of belonging to a continent-wide club of researchers.