Germany planning climate action worth over 100 bn euros

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition government plans to commit at least 100 billion euros ($110 billion) on climate protection by 2030, according to a draft policy paper being discussed on Thursday.

Scientists anxious about the future of research funding

With the Comprehensive Spending Review looming in the autumn, it is hard to know exactly how researchers will fare over the next five years. But given that there was no protection for the science budget in the Tories' manifesto, ...

Economic survey reveals obstacles to small business growth

Banks' continued reluctance to lend to small businesses, coupled with the bite of public spending cuts, are the two greatest obstacles to growth of small and medium sized enterprises, according to a two-year study of business ...

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