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We get good return from EU, say academies

The UK's learned societies have again argued that there are more benefits to researchers if the UK stays in the European Union.

In its submission to a House of Lords inquiry into science and the UK’s EU membership, the Royal Society said that the UK was among the larger recipients of research funding in the union.

The UK received 8 per cent of total direct EU expenditure on research, development and innovation between 2007 and 2013. the fourth largest share among the 28 member states. This amounted to €6.9bn of Framework 7 funds, and €1.9bn of EU structural funds.

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