Academic Advisory

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The Spanish Congress Will Create An Academic Advisory Office To Ensure That Scientific Knowledge Is Available To Parliamentarians

The Congress of Deputies will bring to a meeting of its Bureau the proposal to set up a scientific advisory office so that all Members of Parliament will be able to find out what science has to say about any issue up for debate, as is already the case in the United Kingdom, Germany and Denmark, among other nearby countries. The proposal prospered after it was supported by the professional association of lobbyists APRI and by the Minister for Science and Innovation Pedro Duque. The motto of its promoters is “ the specialist informs, the expert advises and the politician decides”.