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Researchers Lobby to Spare Science From E.U. Budget Cuts

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Science  16 Nov 2012:
Vol. 338, Issue 6109, pp. 872
DOI: 10.1126/science.338.6109.872

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If you cut, don't cut research. That's the message from an increasingly loud chorus of scientists and research organizations in the run-up to major negotiations about the European Union's budget for the remainder of the decade being held on 22 and 23 November. The ongoing, severe economic crisis in Europe has prompted calls to cut the proposed €1 trillion E.U. budget by €50 billion or more. That threatens the proposed €80 billion budget for Horizon 2020, the program that will fund research and innovation across the European Union for those 7 years.