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Letter to Mr Juncker: Scientific scrutiny in Europe is essential
25 July 2014
We and many organisations across Europe have written to President elect of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker to ask him not to abolish the post of Chief Scientific Advisor. Our letter is in response to a call from environmental NGOs to “scrap this position.” We strongly object to this proposal and to any attempt to undermine the integrity and independence of scientific advice received at the highest level of the European Commission. We wanted to respond quickly so we have sent the letter (read it here). If you want to add your name you can do that here. If organisations feel strongly about this, please write to Mr Juncker yourselves.