Royal Society President writes to the Prime Minister regarding Brexit White Paper

19 July 2018

President of the Royal Society, Venki Ramakrishnan, has written to the Prime Minister regarding the recently published White Paper on ‘The United Kingdom’s exit from and new partnership with the European Union’.

The letter welcomes the Government's desire to deliver an ‘unparalleled partnership’ on science and innovation, and calls for the upcoming Immigration White Paper to set out plans for a system which creates the lowest possible barriers to scientists seeking to move across borders.

It also highlights the opportunity for collaborative science, unrivaled in scale and impact, which is enabled by EU Framework Programmes and the importance of regulatory alignment in key areas such as clinical trials.

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