MEP calls for sharp increase in state funding of scientific resea…

Therese Comodini Cachia warns that scientists currently too reliant on EU and private funding for their research MEP Therese Comodini Cachia participates in the MEP-Scientist Pairing Scheme Nationalist MEP Therese Comodini Cachia has urged the government to significantly increase its funding of scientific research, warning that it is currently far too dependent on EU and private funding.“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,” Comodini Cachia said. “It is often the case that researchers heavily depend on European or private funding as national state funding is insignificant.“Investing in research is all about making standards of living better for people and consequently members states must provide funding.”She was speaking during an evaluation meeting at…


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