A total of 42 scientists a perm Nobel winners and five researchers awarded the Fields Medal, have called on the European Union "support for science" in these times of crisis. The letter calls on the European heads of state to "protect research spending" at the European summit to be held next month and decide which science budgets for 2014-2020. José Manuel Durão Barroso. The group of scientists have expressed concern about a possible cut "drastic and disproportionate" to the sector, hence its decision to appeal directly to political leaders, as indicated. In the text, sent thirty media around the world, that "every crisis is also an opportunity." In his view, "a reduction in EU research and innovation budget in European science may damage and chase away a generation of talented scientists." Similarly, have stressed that research funding is a "catalyst to make better use of scarce national resources". "Investment in science has shown that not only is beneficial for the sector, but also increases the profitability for the company and for the international competitiveness of Europe," says the letter. In the letter, the scientists argue that "knowledge and innovation are key to the future"and regret that European policy makers, who in 2000 pledged to turn the area of science in Europe "the most dynamic in the world in 2010," have been "well below the goal." The paper's authors also criticize the "progressive reduction" of the funds available to the people doing research excellence and, as indicated, 2will has resulted in a decline in the number of researchers and papers. " Furthermore, although the text emphasizes that Europe is at the forefront in many areas, Nobel winners say lacks the quality to transform this knowledge into innovation in order to "ensure the future prosperity of Europe in the long term." So, they added that "Europe can not afford to lose their best researchers, and gain a lot in attracting foreign talent". For experts, "science can help find answers to many of the pressing problems facing Europe: new energy, new ways to produce new and better models to understand how societies work and how to improve their organization" . This post comes a week after 68 Nobel laureates in the field of physics, chemistry and medicine sent a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama, in order to challenge the country's policy in the field of science andinnovation.