- This second supplement guarantees the financial viability of the Superior Center for Scientific Research
The Council of Ministers has approved an extraordinary credit of 70 million euros for the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC). This supplement is the second that the Government grants this year to the Council – in June it was granted 25 million euros -, so the total injection amounts to 95 million euros. With this amount, the liquidity problems that have been dragged for years by the reference body of Spanish research are tackled.
In addition, the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness has increased the transfer to the CSIC by 50 million euros in the 2014 General State Budgets project for 2014, representing an increase in its contribution of 12.1%.
With these measures, the Government fulfills its commitment to maintain and support the CSIC, which was dragging financial problems since the reduction in budget contributions made between 2009 and 2010, of almost 30%.
For its part, the CSIC has drawn up a Viability Commitment Plan (2013-2015) approved by its Governing Council, the measures of which will save costs of 50 million euros in 2013.
This set of measures ensures the stability and balance between income and expenses of the CSIC from 2014, which will allow the largest scientific body in the country to continue with its research activity normally.