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Greece Eyes CERN, ESA Cuts to Plug Budget Gap

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Science  13 Apr 2012:
Vol. 336, Issue 6078, pp. 140
DOI: 10.1126/science.336.6078.140

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To plug a €10 million hole in its science budget while avoiding the closure of domestic research centers, Greece has begun renegotiating its subscriptions to and memberships in international organizations, notably the European Space Agency and the CERN particle physics laboratory. It aims to reduce, or at least partly defer, its annual payment to CERN and may leave the lab altogether if it is unable to do so.

  • * Edwin Cartlidge is a writer based in Rome.