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Brexit paper is a good start, but much more is needed

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The UK government’s first words on post-Brexit research arrangements do little to prepare the ground for necessary compromises, says Peter Fisch.

The UK government’s position paper on science and innovation after Brexit, published on 6 September, is not an exciting read. This reflects the circumstances more than the authors’ literary skills; at the beginning of complex negotiations, it is clearly wise to keep your cards close to your chest and not reveal your real goals.

Nevertheless, for a reader in continental Europe, there are some observations to be made.

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