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Politicians, activists and researchers debate the issues facing the EU and a 'guest of the week' offers their insight in a long-format interview that gets to the heart of the matter. Saturday at 12.10 pm.

Latest update : 2013-01-02

Boosting research and innovation: does Europe have a plan?

In order to remain a leading player in our increasingly competitive world, Europe needs to boost innovation and research. The European Commission has proposed 80 billion euros in spending for the next seven years. But as EU leaders are debating sharp reductions to the EU budget, scientists are urging politicians to keep their budgetary knives away from research funding.

With our guests:

  • Tunne Kelam, Estonian MEP, European People's Party;
  • Dimitrios Droutsas, Greek MEP, Socialists and Democrats

Programme produced by Isabelle Romero

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