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Blue-skies work wins out and Lomborg’s funding cut in Denmark’s budget proposal

Denmark’s new centre-left government published a budget proposal last week that reverses spending cuts for research suggested earlier this year. But the proposal has received mixed reports from researchers after it suggested retaining cuts to university administration and slashing funding for Denmark’s well-known climate sceptic Bjørn Lomborg.

The budget proposal, published on 3 November, reverses 300 million kroner’s worth (€40m) of spending cuts announced by the previous government before it lost the elections in September. It also extends the Danish Globalisation Pool—a funding pot which usually supports R&D—by nearly 700m kroner.

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