Delegates hand over petition signatures to Presidents of EU Council, Parliament and Commission

Yesterday, a delegation of Nobel laureates, of the Initiative for Science in Europe and the Young Academy of Europe met with Herman van Rompuy, President of the European Council, Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, and José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission. They handed over the signatures of more than 130,000 scientists who have supported the online petition opposing cuts on the research funds in the upcoming negotiations for the 2014-2020 EU budget (Horizon 2020). Please refer to the YAE press release and the EP press conference (video) for details. Press coverage: Le Soir, Spiegel, ScienceInsider, Chemical & Engineering News, ADN Kronos.