Think-tank urges EU science policy overhaul

Think-tank the European policy centre (EPC) has called for a "new, coherent policy" for the use of science in EU decision-making. The aim is to "improve the quality and credibility of scientific evidence" used to guide EU policies in areas such as environment and food safety. In the short-term the EPC wants to see a "formal and binding policy statement" on risk analysis, a policy on the collection and use of scientific advice, and the introduction of an EU chief scientific advisor. In the longer term it advocates a European academy of sciences. See EPC report.

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