Recommendations for improvement of the research and development situation in the Common Market. The status of basic research in many fields is compared with its counterpart in the United Kingdom, the United States, and the Soviet Union. Three general conclusions are (1) the European expenditure per capita is less than one-half that of the United States or the USSR; (2) the costs of supporting R&D, per qualified worker, are rising sharply in every country; (3) the rate of increase for R&D expenditures in all the European Economic Community nations is rising at several times the rate of growth of the GNP, as is also the case in the United Kingdom, the United States, and the USSR. 143 pp.
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