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Denmark eases research shortfall fears


Government steps in after coronavirus impact causes GDP to plummet

Danish researchers have breathed a sigh of relief after Danish government allocated an extra 750 million Danish kroner (€100m) for green research in its 2021 budget proposal, out last week.

Previously the Forskerforum, a trade magazine for the Danish research community, projected that research funding losses caused by a drop in economic activity could amount to 1 billion Danish kroner (€135m). This is because public research spending in Denmark is set at 1 per cent of GDP.

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