Philippe Busquin: 'At Union level, research needs its own policy and must set its own structured objectives which look to the future and are designed to reinforce its excellence.
Sixth Framework Programme
Following a political agreement at the Council of Ministers, and with its content and budget now set, the new directions taken are giving real shape to the European Research Area.
European research steers a new course
European Research Commissioner Philippe Busquin sets out the main thrust and summarises the thinking behind it
The home straight
A preview of the Sixth Framework Programme due to be adopted this summer.
Research 2002: the big November meeting
All about the launch conference in Brussels.