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Conditional EU funding, X-Ray laser facility, 10 per cent rise for R&D…

This week in Europe in brief: Regions slam proposal for conditional EU funding; Spain joins European X-Ray laser facility; MEPs keen to keep 10 per cent rise for R&D in 2012; Germany launches European climate alliance; Spain names eight research centres of excellence; Czech life bioscience centre opens its doors.

Regions slam proposal for conditional EU funding

EU regions have criticised a European Commission’s proposal to give regional research funding only to regions that fulfil specific macro-economic conditions. The initial proposal would tie a percentage of structural funding for the regions to economic stability. This could affect those parts of the structural funds that can be used for research and science infrastructure development.

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