EU Candidate Countries Allocate Little Money for Research
Luxembourg, 20 November - EU candidate countries allocate less money for research than EU members states; with the exception of Slovenia and the Czech Republic, EU candidate countries earmarked less than one percent of GDP for research in 1998. On the other hand, EU members states earmarked 1.86 percent of GDP on average in the same year, lagging behind the USA (2.58%) and Japan (3.03%), a study carried out by the EU's statistical office, Eurostat, and released on Monday showed.
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