Academia Research unions organize a meeting at the Parliament headquarters in Bucharest to protest against the budget allocated for research this year. The main complaint is that the budget is three times less than in 2008: in 2009, budget funds for research represent only 0.19% of GDP, as compared to 0.54% in 2008.

Protest actions will be organized while the budget is being discussed in the Parliament. The protest today will end at 11:30 am.