Education and Finance Ministries to discuss CERN fees

Slovakia must pay for its membership in several research institutions.

The Finance Ministry is ready to talk about more funding with Education Minister Martina Lubyová (in the picture) to cover Slovakia's membership fees for international research organisationsThe Finance Ministry is ready to talk about more funding with Education Minister Martina Lubyová (in the picture) to cover Slovakia's membership fees for international research organisations (Source: TASR)

The Education Ministry will ask the Finance Ministry to increase its budget again so that it can pay membership fees for international research organisations, including CERN.

“I believe these commitments will be met by the end of this year,” Education Minister Martina Lubyová said, as quoted by the TASR newswire, after the November 5 meeting with Branislav Sitár, a CERN vice president, and Jozef Masarik, head of the Slovak Research and Development Agency (APVV).

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The Finance Ministry has confirmed it is prepared to hold talks with Minister Lubyová.

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