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European Labs Brace for German Cuts

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Science  09 Aug 1996:
Vol. 273, Issue 5276, pp. 733-734
DOI: 10.1126/science.273.5276.733


Scientists at five of Europe's major international research centers have reacted with dismay to news that Germany intends to make deep cuts in its contributions to their budgets next year. The cuts—part of an austere federal budget, some details of which were announced last month—would range from 9.3% of the amount Germany spends on CERN to 4.3% of its contribution to the European Molecular Biology Laboratory. Laboratory directors are especially concerned that other countries may also seek to reduce their contributions if the German cuts go ahead. Germany's budget proposals are scheduled to be debated by the country's parliament this fall.