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Madrid announces science budget uptick in 2014

Spain's conservative government plans a gentle rise in the country's civil research budget to €5.63 billion in 2014, up from €5.56bn this year.

This is a timid 1.3 per cent increase following several years of drastic slashes to the science budget, including a 25 per cent cut from 2011 to 2012.

The 2014 draft figures, presented by the government on 30 September, have come as a disappointment to researchers in Spain who have campaigned for a much larger increase. In an open letter released in September, a group of scientists had called on the government to spend an extra €1.9bn on research and innovation in the next 3 years, in order to restore 2009 funding levels and save public research centres from bankruptcy.

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