04 February 2011
Ministry of Education and Research
New ESS agreement signed last night
Work on the European Spallation Source (ESS) to be built in Lund is making headway.
Last night representatives of all the countries involved in the partnership met at the Swedish Embassy in Paris. There they signed an agreement on participation in the planning and construction of the ESS.
In addition to Sweden and co-host Denmark, the signing countries are: Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain and Switzerland.
"Sweden already has bilateral agreements with some of these countries but this is the first time that all our partners formally undertake to participate in the ESS. Final negotiations will be held in due course but the fact that all the countries have now signed this agreement is an important step along the way," says Peter Honeth, State Secretary at Ministry of Education and Research, representing Sweden at the meeting in Paris.
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