News of the WeekYUGOSLAVIA

Science Goes Begging in Recovery Package

Science  20 Jul 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5529, pp. 413
DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5529.413b

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CAMBRIDGE, U.K.-- The shipment last month of former Yugoslavian President Slobodan Milosevic to The Hague to stand trial as a war criminal has unleashed a flood of Western aid for the shattered country. But high hopes that some of the $1.28 billion pledged at a 29 June conference in Belgium would nourish good science have, for now, been dashed. Several Yugoslav science initiatives failed to win a slice of the pie, leaving their future uncertain.