Comodini Cachia seeks to bring Maltese scientists closer to national, European legislators

“Whereas the EU strongly supports European scientists and their scientific research, Member States do not always give research the priority it deserves on their financial agenda.  It is often the case that researchers heavily depend on European funding or private funding as national State funding is insignificant.  Investing in research is all about making standards of living better for people and consequently Member States must also provide funding.” PN MEP Therese Comodini Cachia made these remarks during an evaluation meeting at the end of the MEP-Scientist Pairing Scheme organised by the European Parliament Scientific Foresight Unit (STOA) in collaboration with the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) for which she was selected as a participating MEP. The MEP-Scientist Pairing Scheme aims at enhancing mutual understanding and establishing long-term cooperation between…


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