Belgium reiterates importance of EU research
Wednesday 07 July 2010
In his inaugural speech, Benoit Cerexhe, Minister for Scientific Research in Belgium, reiterated the importance of supporting research and innovation policies while respecting a fair balance between fundamental research and applied research.
Belgium wants to reinforce the convergence of the research and innovation policies of the EU Member States and work towards a greater pooling of the human, technical and budgetary resources of the European Union, the Member States and the regions, thanks in particular to the new possibilities offered by the Treaty of Lisbon.
These “common themes” must favour the successful completion of the Europe 2020 Strategy, the European Research Area, simplification and space, among many others.