Poor Italy …

Italy’s economy is struggling. Among the cost-cutting measures we have a bill proposed recently to dispose of about 2000 temporary research staff, who are the backbone of the country’s grossly understaffed research institutions.

The bad new is so bad to appear in a note of one of the most important scientific journals, Nature 455, 835-836 (16 October 2008), where we are reminded that Italy spends barely 1.1% of its gross domestic product after having signed up to the European Union’s 2000 Lisbon agenda, in which member states pledged to raise their research and development (R&D) budgets to 3% of GDP.

A translation in Italian by Italia dall’estero.

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