We Europeans are appalled by Trump’s border wall along the Mexican border, but we have recently allowed many such walls to be built in our along South-East Europe. Read more [...]
Looking East of an imaginary line going through Berlin and Rome all the way to the Urals creates a broad outline of what Eastern Europe is, in the widest geographical definition. What is striking about this broad region is the number of similarities between different countries, not least in science. And yet it is equally surprising how little these countries exchange good practice. Specifically, scientists and policymakers will talk for hours about problems in their country. But few will have much awareness of how similar problems have been overcome in neighbouring countries. Read more [...]
Slovenia’s Alenka Bratusek may become one of the six key commissioners in president-elect Jean-Claude Juncker’s team, heading the new portfolio on digital and innovation issues, according to an article in EurActiv.com.
Bratusek was the first female Read more [...]
Several researchers based in the Western Balkans and Eastern Europe have made it onto the “World's Most Influential Scientific Minds: 2014” list compiled by Thomson Reuters.
Otherwise dominated by traditional science powerhouses such as the United Read more [...]
In 2011, Slovenia received the largest number of EU research grants of any Western Balkan country, with 98 projects worth a total of €32,401,000 (Turkey was just ahead of it with 158 projects worth €36,685,000).
Most of these grants went to the Read more [...]
Slovenia's parliament is expected to approve a 10-year strategy next week to give the country's research and innovation sectors a major facelift. The plan aims to boost government funding for science, attract more scientific talent from abroad, and make Read more [...]