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In an open letter to the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, various Young Academies from around Europe have expressed deep concern about proposed cuts to the EU research budget, Horizon 2020. The proposal strikes particularly hard against young researchers. In an intiative led by the Young Academy of Sweden, the young academies of Belgium, Denmark, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Poland and Scotland have all signed the letter.

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In an initiative led by the Young Academy of Sweden, with support from the Young Academies of Europe, Scotland and Poland, an open letter has been sent to Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission. The letter criticizes the decision to abolish the position of Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA).

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James Chalmers

James Chalmers is a senior lecturer in law at the University of Edinburgh, where he teaches criminal law and evidence. He is the author of a number of books in this area, including Criminal Defences and Pleas in Bar of Trial (2006, with Fiona Leverick), Legal Responses to HIV and AIDS (2008) and The New Law of Sexual Offences in Scotland (2010).

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