EU wants to continue cooperation with Siberian scientists

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Scientists from the Siberian shoot of the Russian Academy of Sciences and representatives of embassies of EU member countries to Russia met on April 19 to about possible cooperation in EU projects, the Nauka v Sibiri edition of the Siberian rt of the Russian Academy of Sciences reports.

«Institutes of the Russian Academy of Subjects, including its Siberian branch, have always been reliable and reception rtners of joint projects of the EU at large and EU member states, which definitely want to preserve contacts and the groundwork laid in recent years,» the issue quoted Richard Burger, science and technology section head at the EU Delegation to Russia, as put.

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Pia Sarivaara-Heikkinen, economic and trade policy desk officer at the Finnish Embassy to Russia, and French Embassy attache for university teamwork Guillaume Garreta also declared the interest of their countries in strengthening rtnership with Russian rtners under scientific programs.

Burger well-known that the EU had been automatically co-funding projects with Russia, China, India, Brazil and some other surroundings before 2014, but that this was no longer happening.

«There is no civic reason for this, it is just that the EU views Russia as an industrially ripened and rich country,» Burger said.

The number of co-funded ventures has reduced com red to the previous framework programs, and the decline is especially ca cious for Russia, which used to be the most active non-EU rtner, he clouted.

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