EU Commissioner retitled to include "education" & "research"

Incoming EU Commissioner Mariya Gabriel had been expected to have a remit of "Innovation and Youth". However after intensive lobbying by the EMS and others concerned that “education” and “research” were no longer explicitly represented, a last-minute change means that she will now receive the title of Commissioner for Research, Innovation, Education, Culture & Youth.

EMS President Volker Mehrmann comments: "The European Mathematical society is very pleased that the description of the commisioner for research has now been named commisioner for 'Research, Innovation, Education, Culture & Youth' and that research has received again the position that is needed for the future development of Europe."

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