The book is divided into three sections: an introduction to the structure of the EU, a review of EU competitiveness, and an analysis of research and technology policy in the EU. … may be useful to extract as an introduction for newcomers. It will also be useful for those coming to the book … with no knowledge of the EU.This book focuses on issues of European science and technology policy. … Overall, the book is interesting and pedagogically valuable. … it is very useful for understanding the institutional context of EU science and technology policy. Also the social and economic data the book provides are very rich.