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European Union leaders who were to determine the region's budget at a summit last week haven't been able to do so, reports ScienceInsider. "That may only delay bad news, however. The latest proposals for the innovation budget, which includes research and education funding, cut as much as 15 [percent] from the €164 billion proposed last year by the European Commission," ScienceInsider says.

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