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Concerns raised over Science Europe’s efficacy

Science Europe has been accused of failing to represent its members’ interests, after it emerged that the size of the group could fall by 15 per cent in two years.

An investigation by the news outlet of the science journal Nature reported that France’s agricultural research agency INRA and the German Helmholtz Association have already left the group, and that other organisations including the French National Centre for Scientific Research are preparing to do so.

This could take the tally of membership from 50 to 43 in a two-year period. A source from INRA reported that its decision was due to Science Europe’s attitude to its members.

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