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Eastern European countries plan closer research ties

Image: Lorenzo Fioramonti [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Increased participation in EU R&D programme one aim of Central European Initiative

Member states of the Central European Initiative, a 30-year-old intergovernmental development forum for mostly Eastern European countries, have vowed to expand their cooperation on science and technology.

Representatives of the CEI’s 17 member states signed a cooperation agreement at a meeting in Trieste, Italy, on 13 December, hosted by Italy’s research minister Lorenzo Fioramonti (pictured). They pledged to support collaborative research networks and to promote participation of non-EU CEI members in the bloc’s R&D programme.

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