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Belgian Socialist Tapped to Head EU Research

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Science  16 Jul 1999:
Vol. 285, Issue 5426, pp. 309-310
DOI: 10.1126/science.285.5426.309a

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Philippe Busquin, a Belgian Socialist Party official with a background in physics, has been selected to become the European Union's new chief research executive. Romano Prodi, the European Commission's incoming president, last week presented his new team of commissioners, with Busquin as his candidate for research commissioner. After holding hearings, the European Parliament is scheduled to vote on Prodi's new team by mid-September.