The presidents of six European science organisations—informally known as the G6—are calling for larger budgets for top-quality scientific research, as a way to boost European competitiveness and cooperation.

“Knowledge will be the most powerful engine to lead Europe towards sustainable development and common progress,” according to a statement released November 13th by the heads of the national science agencies of France, Spain and Italy, and of Germany’s top three research organisations.

G6 leaders at a meeting in Brussels. From the left: Otmar Wiestler, Rosa Maria Menéndez López, Massimo Inguscio, Martin Stratmann, Antoine Petit and Matthias Kleiner. Photo: Lysiane Pons, Science|Business

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